Geographic Analyst (Current Employee), Little Rock, AR – July 22, 2014
Pros: professional, yet fun colleagues
Cons: inability to advance
Work hard and play hard type of culture. This was the first job out of undergrad and it was a perfect fit for me. I moved to a field office in Little Rock, Arkansas to work with one other colleague. Lots of travel opportunities within the state, country, and international as well.
Contracts Business Analyst (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – May 25, 2014
Contracts Business Analyst a; Global Sourcing Developed a comprehensive Contract Management Process for the Digital Mapping Organization (DMO) to support the Offshore Outsourcing Strategy Development. Managed the business relationship by negotiating business agreements and establishing contracts to ensure contract deliverables and requirements were – more... met.
Drafted and approved all Work for Hire and Statement of Work agreements (Consulting) for the Program Management Office (PMO) and DMO.
Analyzed vendor performance metrics, risks and controls and made recommendations based on compliance.
Reported cost, budget management and financial analysis through the month end accrual process.
Represented Subcontract Management on cross a;functional negotiations team for Offshore Master Services Agreements, including creation of Request For Proposal (RFP) management / documentation of bidding process and drafting of agreement.
Generated status reports of outstanding issues; liaised with counsel (internal, external and/or counterparty) regarding negotiation strategy and maintained version control and distribution of drafts.
Documented Interdepartmental processes and successfully aligned Legal, Finance and Purchasing between North America and Europe. Conducted pilot and staff training; successful transfer of these best practice processes capitalized on utilizing company euro based revenue to fund Offshore Program.
WHITEHALL JEWELLERS, INC. Chicago, IL 12/05 - 1/06
Contractor - Business Analyst - IT Finance Implemented the standardized process of daily corporate reporting and analysis to enhance revenue by partnering with senior management to analyze and format reports. Performed detailed analysis to provide documentation and support of accounting and financial statements.
Managed multiple end-user (i.e., Merchandising, IT, Store Ops) expectations to set long-term priorities by ensuring data integrity and providing analytical insight in strategic design and implementation of standardized reports.
OFFICEMAX Itasca, IL 10/05 - 12/05
Contractor - Contracts Manager - IT Finance, PMO Conducted legal review of Statements of Work and Professional Service Agreements, checking for corporate and legal compliance.
Transitioned management of IT vendor contracts from closing office to Chicago corporate office.
Documented the current Contractor Approval Process and made recommendations for future state.
Analyzed and recommended the transition of running current process parallel to the cutover implementation of a new IT Governance tool (IT Finance/Project Accountability). – less
Excellent position if you wish to travel the world
NA/APAC Traffic Administrator and Trainer (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – May 17, 2013
Pros: hotels, airfare, food, cars are all paid for.
Cons: no health care, being away from family for longs periods of time
my typical day consist of making route preparations and all travel arrangements for upcoming trips for our dept. Travel to different parts of the world collect GPS data for traffic dept. We mostly work by ourselves from home when not traveling. The hardest part of this job would is being away from home and family on a weekly basis. This job has a lot – more... of perks, including company car, traveling the world etc. – less
Overseas Production Center Responsible (Former Employee), Fargo, ND – March 26, 2013
Pros: solid benefits, workable scheduling, friendly people
Cons: lack of communication, poor management in some departments
Navteq provides an individual the opportunity to experience and learn in an ever increasing demand for up to date maps pertaining to GPS systems. It affords people the chance to work in a IT driven, multicultural environment. Navteq offers the chance to work within databases, learn brand new software, while maintaining a work friendly environment. The – more... best part of the job, the experience you will learn from working with new technology and the training offered. The pros and cons like many organizations are the people you work with. Navteq has a great number of amazing individuals who make working for this company a pleasure most of the time. The negative benefits being: the lack of advancement and communication with the management teams which is the significant factor one should consider before looking for work with such a company. – less
Advanced Geographic Analyst (Current Employee), St. Louis, MO – November 14, 2012
Pros: the mapping software is state of the art and as a result, the final products are a joy to customers.
Cons: long commute to work on a daily basis.
Following all new construction across western Illinois and northern Missouri is a task in itself, followed by field data collection to implement quarterly database upgrades. Creating new products in the navigation industry was a challenge, as our company continued to grow and lead in many navigational aspects across the globe. Travel could be long in – more... duration at times, but I remain readily available to complete all company goals and objectives. I value all contributions and relationships from co-workers across the US, Mexico and Europe during the creation of project specific builds. – less
Traffic Operations Supervisor (Current Employee), Malvern, pa – June 27, 2012
Pros: benefits, environment, co-workers
Cons: changing hands 3 times in 5 years, disorganization, communication, salary leadership
The company became more disorganized and poorly managed as it grew and got sold back and forth. The people I worked with directly were amazing. The job itself was a good job. It was fun and served an important purpose. Without working here I would not have been able to gain valuable experience to help me in my career path.
Pros: flexible hours, training, casual attire, world travel
Cons: low wages, excessive expectations, poor communication
A typical day working at Navteq/Nokia requires extensive communication between internal and external departments involving database closure windows, project management, planning with project managers, field teams, vendors, and Overseas Production Centers (OPC's). Navteq affords a laid back approach from the traditional standards of 8-5 by allowing employee's – more... to dictate their own work schedule with some exceptions. If I've learned anything through my experience within this company. It is the chance to have been given responsibility over managing multiple projects/teams and how to handle ever changing situations. I was fortunate in working with many fine men and women throughout my years at this company. If I have any negative things to say about this company, it is simply to state that those that truly strive to make this company the best in the market, often times are overshadowed, or tasked with too much responsibility and low wages for the work involved. – less