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Tuuli, Insight Manager
Finland, workplace of 101-500 employees
Education
Master, Economics
Yearly salary (€)
65000-75000
In profession since
2000
Weekly hours
50-60

Could you describe your job in short?

I work for a media / advertising company and my responsibility is to provide consumer insights for marketing planning and analyse the results / profitability of the marketing activities.

What do you do on average work day?

There is no such thing as an average day or duration of it in this business. There can be very hectic days when I deal with more than ten different client projects but sometimes I get to work on just one big project. On a typical day before my holdays this summer I was concentrating on big consumer segmentation projects however at the same time taking care of a large consumer study getting checked and coded and ready for use at our company.

What do you love about your job?

It is so different every day - different tasks- different clients - different industries- different analysis methods you can use. It is very interesting and I love analysing consumer behaviour.

What are the worst parts of your job?

It can be very very hectic sometimes and sometimes you cannot put all the time you would like in interesting projects.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Accuracy Analytical skills Critical thinking Dedication Efficiency

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Excel SPSS Google Analytics

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

Practise, google, ask for help, google again. SPSS guides online are excellent. Maybe for excel you could take a lesson from someone who really knows how to use it like the shortcut keys etc.

If your job differed from your initial expectations, what were your expectations and how did your job differ from them?

I did not have any expectations as did not know such jobs exist.

What does your work week include?

5.0h

Meetings / Group work

5.0h

Emails

30.0h

Independent work

5.0h

Breaks

1.0h

Travel

0.0h

Events