Data Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Data Analyst?

March 2015
"Business Rules."
Data Analyst:
As a Data Analyst pay attention to business rules/requirements specification. Do not focus all your energy on technical or a data analytics tool. Furthermore, do not be tool dependant, learn as much tools as possible.
March 2015
Data Analyst:
Pros: I often get to work on projects, which means I don't get bored doing the same thing. I like helping people find information they need and make decisions.
Cons: My workplace undervalues data quality and this position in general. This isn't even my real title, but it is what I do. They confuse Data Analysts with Database Administrators, unaware that they are two entirely different functions.
March 2015
"Pay increase."
Data Analyst:
Pros: Comfortablility.
Cons: Lack of job improvement and education.
March 2015
Data Analyst:
Pros: Challenging due to multiple deliverables; liberty given to the staff to do their job and suggest process improvement; opportunity to interact with other colleagues across the globe.
Cons: Unclear / Undefined track for growth and development; lack of communication in regards to career advancement; Overtimes more often than not are not being paid; Holiday Pay only applies when you actually worked on a holiday. Salary and benefits package are not that competitive.
March 2015
"Data engineering is lots of different things."
Data Analyst:
Pros: I like the opportunity to have different projects to work on, preferably using new technologies, to come up with innovative solutions.
Cons: Management and outdated business practices.
March 2015
Data Analyst:
Pros: I get to work with alot of different things.
Cons: Sit in a chair most of the day...
April 2015
"Exciting and challenging."
Data Analyst:
Pros: Constant learning, new data tools and ways to manage data explored.
Cons: Can be frustrating at times. Unfairness in workplace, colleges offered more opportunities.
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