Analyst (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – May 8, 2014
Very little understanding for work/life balance. Good benefits but raises and promotions are difficult to obtain. They like to have you do the next level job up without officially promoting or giving raise for new responsibilities.
Executive Compensation Analyst (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – May 31, 2012
Towers Watson is a great company to work for but was at the time of my employment there plagued with poor computer systems which would make an already tedious - more frustrating. Long hours would eventually result.
The job entailed a lot of the requirements to be self taught. Training was only sufficient in learning about the company but the core work – more... itself had a significantly steep learning curve. – less
Application Data Processor (Current Employee), Richardson, TX – November 24, 2014
great company to work for. no benefits tho........ • Ensure that internal and external service levels are met in a timely and high-quality manner • Facilitate application data collection from participants in a timely and accurate manner • Ensure CMS, DOI and Carrier partner compliance requirements are met • Resolve escalated issues in a timely manner – more... to promote customer satisfaction • Maintain client and participant data with the highest level of accuracy – less
• Creating a new change over schema on the production databases. Was involved in the Quality Assurance (QA) and the Enterprise Change Management (CM) as well. • Implemented Oracle Data Guard for oracle disaster recovery and OEM for database monitoring, performance and diagnostics have been configured • Migration of database servers from Non-RAC (non-ASM) – more... environment on 64 bit UNIX to RAC (with ASM) environment on HPUX. • Monitored and tuning database to optimize the performance. Tuning involved I/O, Memory, CPU utilization, SQL Tuning, SGA tuning, Shared Pool tuning, Buffers and Disk I/O tuning using Oracle’s regular performance tuning tools like Explain Plan, Statspack, SQL*Trace, Tkprof, AWR & ADDM. • Supported development effort by providing SQL statement tuning and query performance bottlenecks by using tools Explain Plan, SQL Trace, TOAD and Oracle Enterprise Manager. • Implemented Oracle Data Change Capture supported by Oracle Streams • Successfully implemented Backup & Recovery using RMAN which includes database hot backup, archive backup, obsolete backup and crosscheck backups. – less
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – October 20, 2014
On a typical day, I will lead client and internal calls to discuss system requirements, ongoing issues or future enhancements needed for a particular project. Internal calls are used to check the status on the team, status on project items and to mainly assess if we need a plan B. I've learned that using your resources is key to the role. Communication – more... and documentation are the strongest values to be a successful business analyst. The hardest part of my job can be juggling 5 different projects but communicating and consistently documenting my status on project items definitely help. The most enjoyable part of my job is breaking the system! That way I know it's been tested. – less