data scientist to analyst? please guide

Tata Consultancy Services / Data sreddy7890
Sep 18 8 Comments

hi all,

Though my position is in data science but i have hardly worked on data science type work (proper python coding etc). i have worked on R, python for few projects but not extensively. also I am not good at coding too. inrely in stackoverflow for small codes too. since I worked for different clients hence my knowledge of business is not solid for one industry or path on which I can give interviews and take career forward. I have overall 6yoe. i just landed analyst job from Amazon. its kind of entry level job (level 5). I want to stay in data science field but with no coding skills I am not sure how to go forward. so should I take up analyst role or just try more in data science itself? also amazon is ready to do GC which my company wont for long term purposes. please advice.

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  • Affirm anow
    If you have enough free time in your current job and life, you could stay put and read textbooks to understand ML theory and leetcode/ work on side coding projects/ open source projects.
    Sep 18 3
    • Affirm anow
      If you don’t, I’d say take the amazon role as you’ll probably get at least exposure to high quality code bases probably
      Sep 18
    • Affirm anow
      also, the benefit in reputation from amazon probably outweighs benefit in reputation from being able to say “data science” but being at your current company
      Sep 18
    • Tata Consultancy Services / Data sreddy7890
      OP
      The role is capacity planning analyst and what I know is the work will be on internal Amazon tool. Forecasting how many customer care people required. One of the member on similar role told the work is on excel. Hence hesitant to take it listening excel. I feel that I wont be able to switch in future that easily with excel as skill
      Sep 18
  • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
    Depends on if you want to make the switch to the business side. Staying on the development side gives horizontal mobility but is much harder to move up compared to taking the business side role, getting a business degree and starting to make the big bucks
    Sep 18 2
    • Tata Consultancy Services / Data sreddy7890
      OP
      @buttnpushr How do can I switch to business role without business degree?
      Sep 19
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      That analyst role you described sounds like a business analytics one
      Sep 19
  • Tata Consultancy Services / Data sreddy7890
    OP
    Yeah not 100% sure though
    Sep 19 0