Westat is Hiring At-Home Telephone Data Collectors


by Chris Durst        Feb. 5, 2018

Westat is a legitimate company that gets good reviews from their current employees. (3.6 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor) and that has been hiring home-based employees for years.

Currently, the company is looking for at-home Telephone Data Collectors in the United States.

Here’s what they have to say about these roles:

“We are seeking experienced [call center experience counts] at-home telephone data collectors to conduct phone interviews on a variety of subjects, such as education, the environment, health and transportation.

Candidates must be able to work 15-40 hours per week, during the following times: Evenings (6PM-9PM ET), and Weekends (Sat. 10AM-6PM ET, Sun. 2PM-9PM ET). Must be able to work evening (6PM- 9PM ET ) and at least one weekend shift.

Candidates must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Have at least six months of prior survey data collection and/or inbound-outbound call center experience
  • provide voice sample and submit certain information about the computer that they intend to use for work
  • Meet the following at Home Equipment requirements at the time of application:
    • Land line phone service (not permitted:Cell phones,Satellite internet/phone service – such as Dish Network)
    • features (e. g. call waiting, voice mail, call forwarding, etc.) must be disabled during working hours
    • long distance service is NOT required
    • A corded telephone with a hands-free corded headset (cordless phones and Bluetooth headsets are not permitted)
    • A reliable Windows-based (Windows 7 or later) PC computer, and ability to upgrade as security and operational requirements change
    • anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed with current and updated virus definitions

    • Internet Explorer (IE) installed – most current non-beta version
      up-to-date Shock wave and Acrobat Reader software installed (can be downloaded for free)
    • regular in-home access to a printer
    • a wired high speed internet connection (cable, DSL or fiber optic only) with a minimum of 10 mbps download speed
    • Connection must be hard-wired with ethernet cable connection during working hours. Use of wireless routers,WIFI,not permitted
    • a web cam with video and audio functionality that can be connected to your work computer (ability to set up a Skype account and install appropriate software for home work environment verification)
    • a quiet private and secure work space to conduct interviews (does not have to be a dedicated office, but work environment must be quiet and secure during work hours, including training)

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.”

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