Maintaining business growth in a challenging and competetive market
Research Analyst; Modelling and Data analysis (Former Employee) – Annapolis, MD – February 1, 2016
Meeting internal and external client requests for forecasting and model data reporting.
Researching and extracting fundamental data for energy market scenario and base case reporting conception.
Maintaining data availability awareness and communicating with stake holders risks to the reporting schedule.
Keeping people connected to the brain trust integration of several differently focused energy divisions.
All of this teaches you personable and continuous communication and knowledge sharing techniques. It also heightens your awareness to the bigger business picture and makes you a commercial thinker.
The opportunity of being a key part of a project's success while working together with creative and diversified minds is extremely satisfying and rewarding; even with its complexity and translation misinterpretations.
I enjoy the most the out-of-the box creativity to develop and build data and analytical tools of efficiency that support key members; clearing up their time for the important development of more insightful products for business improvement.
Collaborative and Collegeal interaction
Often times too serious and lacking in senses of humor
Senior Research Analyst (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – June 29, 2015
The leadership at Wood Mackenzie frequently say that the company has a very "conservative" culture. What that means is that they do not want to take the risks necessary to grow very fast. There is a lot of internal resistance to changing anything. When I started there it was mostly industry veterans with extensive experience and client contact was encouraged. Over time the company shifted to hiring mostly new college grads and tended not to replace experienced staff who left. I've also heard leadership say they want to create an academic environment in the office. That might sound good to some, but clients look for real world knowledge, not theory.
Client Services (Former Employee) – Houston – May 23, 2015
There are great people at Wood Mackenzie, and there is so much knowledge that can be learned from them. Wood Mackenzie is a good place to start your career, but I have seen few opportunities for progression, and I have seen fellow colleagues passed up for promotions. As the company works towards being "more professional" less concern is given to the workers.
5 week vacation/holiday, company 401k match, nice diversity, nice colleagues