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Stella

Assistant Vice President

Data Strategy Group

Stella

Stella is one of our data stewards that manage GIC’s databases. She understands the importance of taking meaningful breaks to keep her mind clear and sometimes after a good weekend spent with friends and loved ones, she comes back to work refreshed and recharged. She recently shared with us how she’s been doing.

Why did you decide to join GIC?

I applied for the data analyst position through the career page in 2017 and I’ve been here since. I am quite particular about work culture. The hiring managers and human resources personnel were very approachable during the interview sessions. They patiently provided comprehensive answers to all my questions and made me feel very comfortable throughout all the interview sessions. It was one of the factors that influenced my decision to join. GIC offers what I’m looking for in a career. I especially love the homely culture here.

What does your typical workday look like?

I always start the day with a hearty breakfast! I manage the enterprise data warehouse’s daily operations from data quality checks to user queries, while working on my projects.

I always look forward to lunch and usually keep a box full of food options to help me decide what to eat. I strongly advise everyone to try this method to save yourself the headache of doing this daily.

What do you like most about working here?

Even though I’ve been in this position since 2017, there is still a lot for me to learn. It’s a great way to keep work interesting and engaging.

I believe it is also very significant that we have been including employees with disabilities and providing them with an equal opportunity. I recall reading an article on our intranet about an intern who has autism, and he commented on how well he worked with his team. I believe GIC has made significant efforts to be inclusive, and it feels good to work for an organisation that does so.

How would you describe the learning & development culture at GIC?

The first few months were a steep learning curve in terms of understanding the business, the database users, and the acronyms. I received a lot of guidance from my seniors and team lead to get through some of the bumps and everything improved with time and experience.

If I had to choose just one skill set, it would be resilience. We are frequently confronted with production issues in the course of our work, and many of them necessitate a quick turnaround. With each problem and experience, I feel better equipped in terms of knowledge and confidence to deal with whatever comes my way.

What you should know before joining GIC

Gear up and be prepared to work hard. Things may or may not become easier with time, but the variety of lessons and skillsets available here will undoubtedly be rewarding.