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Frederic D. Fox
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    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Berwyn, PA
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Berwyn, PA

    I worked at Planalytics full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work-life balance is good for the most part. The work itself is fun, as you get to interact with lots of different CPG retailers and suppliers.

    Cons

    No 401K matching system. HUGE con. Also one of the most "in the box" companies I've worked for. They have the old school methodology for promotion, which is time served vs. merit based. The result being lots of people in management positions, managing people, that arent' qualified to do so. As the saying goes, not all good baseball players make good coaches.

    Advice to Management

    If your'e going to put people that haven't managed others before in a position that now does so, TRAIN them. They aren't inherently qualified to manage people, just b/c they know the business well.

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    Research Meteorologist Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Planalytics in January 2013.

    Interview

    Set up a phone interview with the secretary, did the interview with two of their senior staff the following week. Arguably, the most difficult phone interview I've ever done. We spent about 30 minutes going over my previous research, and these guys read the published papers, read the papers that tied into it - they tried to learn as much about my work and then tried to ask the most difficult questions they could think of. This was fine, I know my own work. The second half of the hour explored forecasting - these guys asked detailed questions on what region, what time frame (their specialty is medium-range, 2-4 weeks), what models, what versions of models, when was the model last updated and what are the cons of models in comparison.

    Interview Questions

    • The wanted to know what version of ECMWF was most accurate at the 14-21day range. They also asked the biggest contributors to interseasonal variability.   1 Answer

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Website www.planalytics.com
Headquarters Berwyn, PA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
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