WCG – Austin, TX
• Compiling Twitter lists based on targeted web search for physicians • Stripping data from completed lists for further analysis • Web research… Glassdoor
WCG – Austin, TX
WCG Analytics team members are responsible for partnering with account and consulting stakeholders to deliver actionable insights that drive… Glassdoor
WCG – Austin, TX
• Conduct quantitative and qualitative research that guide our client’s communications and marketing strategies • Create data visualizations… Glassdoor
WCG – Austin, TX
WCG Analytics is responsible for managing and leveraging the data connected with our clients' goals and objectives and creating deliverables/reports… Glassdoor
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I worked at WCG as an intern (less than an year)Pros
Before interning at WCG I assumed that an internship implied excel sheets and boring project that wouldn't see the light of day. I couldn't have been more wrong. I touched one excel sheet during my time at WCG, and took part in awesome projects. At WCG I was seen as a person, with real human emotions and opinions. I was valued for all of it. I was on projects where my opinion mattered and was important. I care not if that was them "faking it". I felt valued and important. I came in every day to kind faces and people asking me how my weekend went. My manager cared about how I was handling the workload. She checked up with me every Monday to teach me, and to ensure I was not overwhelmed. I have learned "real-life" business experiences here. I can't expect that from my pricey university. I owe that knowledge to this company. They made it a point to teach all the interns.
We were assigned a group project called "The Internship". This project placed each intern in a group with interns from all the offices around the globe. Lesson #1: Working and communicating with others about serious matters via technology. The project entailed the development of an App prototype. Lesson #2: Find a problem and find it's solution. We had to work on a marketing plan to go along with our business model. Lesson #3: How do you market something digitally? The project came with many lessons; working with people. More importantly, working with other interns. It's very obvious that we are all trying for the same goal. We all want to be offered a job at some point. With that comes tension on whose ideas work better. Lesson #4: Work alongside people, not against them.
Suffice this to say, I learned a lot with "The Internship" project. That wasn't an opportunity WCG had to give us. But they did. Because they care about the interns. They care about our future. If this hasn't been made clearly apparent, here is just another example.
"A Break to Educate" is a time current employees take out of their day to make a presentation about advances in tech, marketing, healthcare, and many more industries. i learned HTML here. I couldn't make a website right now, but I learned more HTML than in my class at my university. I was surprised to find that people would take time out of their busy day to teach employees. I learned about what WCG is going to evolve and grow with technology, and it excites me. There are amazing aspects to this company, and I could go on for awhile about man small details. Like how walls covered with whiteboards display the inner thoughts of some of the smartest people I have ever met.
Every day driving to work I was excited to get started with all the new things I had comingCons
It wasn't easy to start off at WCG, the projects are sometimes thrown at you with no direction. I felt that sometimes I was being "annoying". Asking questions at WCG is great, but sometimes they aren't welcome, and that can be discouraging.
WCG is very high paced. I sometimes would look up just to catch my breath, but by doing so I would be taking a quick break,and that might hinder productivity. The people here are always going and always thinking. You feel behind if you ever want to just take a quick break.
Distractions can occur in any workplace, but with the high intensity that WCG has there are a lot. At one point in time there can be ten conversations going on around you, and you can't focus on your work. This is mostly because what they are talking about interests you, and you want to listen.
It was difficult at first to understand the office culture. The atmosphere is hard to decipher. It exudes a casual feel, but one must not dwell in that realm for too long. There are people here that will make it very apparent that you are being too casual. I was surprised to find that office politics play a role here. Sometimes people don't get along, and you never find out. But at WCG, you find out. It adds to the casual atmosphere, but it also makes you fearful that people might be talking poorly about you behind your back. There were people at WCG that had small problems with the interns, and they decided to run to HR about such small matters. We all decided we would have rather the bothered individuals to come us about the problem. It upset us that people were not informing us on what we did wrong, so that we could never do it again.Advice to ManagementAdvice
I wish that on my first day someone took the time to tell me how the technology works within the company. I would also advise teaching interns who does what in each setting. Some people have positions that I would want to have one day, and I would like to see what that fully entails. I think it would also be beneficial if policies were made clear to interns on their first day, so we know what is okay, and what is not.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO