Fun Work Culture, Frustrating Limitations
Analyst III (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – 21 June 2018
A typical day at work would be sitting in front a computer working on the proprietary software and processing financial files that come in quarterly and monthly. Year-end season, beginning in February, is a lot of work, but the morale is good and we push through with a big celebration at the end of the spring. Analysts often work together and assist each other with data work. It is a good team environment, but it could be more organized as far as specialization of work.
Upper and even immediate management make decisions that, on occasion, are not cognizant of the people they are affecting. For example, the global company continues to acquire smaller companies but cannot hire more people to the department I was a part of even though we desperately need more help and extra assistance with training. This usually left my department and other departments short of employees, which created resentment that I experienced and what eventually led me to leave.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the people that worked with and was able to socialize with. My coworkers are awesome people and I am missing them already. The hardest part of the job is doing the massive volume of work without the ability to pass on tasks because of lack of confidence in those who would be assigned the tasks.
The most important thing I learned from this job was to take charge of what you want out of the job. This position can be very boring, but I made leaps and bounds into other responsibilities that made me happier. It was awesome and I wouldn't trade learning that for anything.