Burtch Works Blog

With more activity in the research landscape than ever before, Linda Burtch and the rest of the Burtch Works team always have something to say about this rapidly shifting field. Check back often for our top career advice, new flash survey results, and expert opinions on changes in the market that could affect your career or company.

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This blog is contributed by Brian Shepherd, Burtch Works’ operations research recruiting specialist   Operations research has always been a specialty that focuses on continuous improvement, and now with significant advances in technology the opportunities for professionals in OR and supply chain are increasing drastically. In order to be able to constantly optimize well-defined processes… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Sandy Marmitt, Burtch Works’ analytics recruiting specialist. The job market for data scientists and analytics professionals continues to be strong, but a common situation I’ve seen is that quantitative professionals may be fielding several job offers at the same time. As the market becomes more saturated and demand continues to increase,… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Katie Ferguson and Flora Jiang, Burtch Works’ early career recruiting experts. A few years ago, we wrote a blog post with some of our resume tips for early career analytics professionals, and since it is such an important topic we thought we’d revisit it with some additional points! When crafting a resume, it’s… Read more »

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This blog is contributed by Heidi Kalish, Burtch Works’ analytics recruiting expert that specializes in the financial services industry As analytical methods continue to make their presence felt in the financial services industry, I’ve noticed a growing trend among analytics professionals and data scientists that I speak to. Increasingly, many of these job seekers, who… Read more »

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Learn more about some of the other SAS vs. R vs. Python trends we’ve observed over the past five years in our 14-minute video on our extended analysis! For the past five years we’ve been surveying our network of data scientists and analytics professionals to determine which tool they prefer to use – SAS, R,… Read more »

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This post is a summary of our annual update to our data scientist salary report series, which includes analysis of the complete compensation and demographic information of 399 data scientists. The new set of data for The Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Data Scientists May 2018 was collected by our recruiters during the 12 months… Read more »

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At Burtch Works, we like to run periodic “flash surveys” on our network of thousands of analytics professionals and data scientists, since it’s a great way to gauge changes in the market! After seeing a few surveys about why business professionals change jobs, we were curious to see what would motivate analytics and data science… Read more »

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Machine learning buzz has seemingly taken the world by storm – but which groups are most likely to use these techniques, and how does usage vary by industry? As machine learning techniques have become much more ubiquitous in the data science and analytics community over the past few years, we decided it was high time… Read more »

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This post is an excerpt from our newly-released report, The Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Data Scientists 2018, which examines updated compensation and demographic data for data scientists. Download the full report for free to see how data science salaries vary by experience level, region, industry, and more, plus our insights on how these trends will shape the… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Karla Ahern and Kit Nordmark, Burtch Works’ marketing research and consumer insights recruiting specialists. Learn more about salaries, job search tips, and hiring market trends, all tailored specifically for research & insights professionals in our webinar recording! As recruiters that specialize in research and insights roles, we often end up playing… Read more »