IT Systems Analyst - Ii (Female, Age 27) in Santa Ana, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

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Job TitleIT Systems Analyst - Ii
Salary$80,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week45
Company Size(not answered)
LocationSanta Ana, CA
Years Experience1 year

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
HealthCare company that sells health insurance to seniors

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
project manage IT projects, write business requirements for development, coordinate users acceptance testings

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
401K, health dental insurance, 32 days vacation

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes. i like being able to talk to different people. IT people, business people, sales agents. it is fun and is not boring. nothing to dislike about this job

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
have to present my findings to supervisors/managers to get buy-in, approval. work with co-workers on same projects

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 3
Hours: 6
Co-Workers: 5
Supervisors: 1
Job Title: 4
Level of Responsibility: 8
The Actual Work: 7

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amConnect to office email from home. check if i have early meetings. If I do, I’ll call using my cellphone on my way to the office
8am to 9amGrab breakfast. Log in at the office. Check and reply to emails.
9am to 10amAttend meetings with operations team. Find out if any software has problems
10am to 11amAttend more meetings with operations team. Find out if any software has problems
11am to 12pmgo to lunch. sometimes will eat at my desk and answer emails
12pm to 1pmcheck with my team or supervisor if need anything from me.
1pm to 2pmgo over morning meetings. write minutes if needed. send follow-up emails or call people to get information
2pm to 3pmattend meetings
3pm to 4pmattend meetings. test software applications or write test scripts
4pm to 5pmsummarize meeting findings.
5pm to 6pmattend late meetings (if any). Write test scripts / business requirements
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
online monster.com

What was the application process?
submit resume online, HR phone interview, manager live interview, HR give offer

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
HR phone interview then manager in person interview

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
strengths and weakness. work ethic. why you applied. what are your carreer goals.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no. im paid as a systems analyst but also do project manager work. project manager’s pay rate is higher

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
no training

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes. i know how to write business requirements and software designs which needed for this job

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
nope

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Have batchelors degree in computer science. need 2 years experience with healthcare applications. then look in monster.com to find this job

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
social skills – be able to gather user requirements from users. users should be able to be open to you and say what they like and don’t like. organizational – need to know ms project to organize your timeline

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
bs computer science is needed

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
You need to set priorities. Let coworkers know what time you will answer questions. If its weekend, don’t call you.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes. I can move up to project manager

What are your current career goals?
get promoted to project manager. then senior project manager. then IT director.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.2

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.2N/ABS Computer Science
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
4Cal State FullertonMS Software Engineering

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