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Alexandra works on exciting new projects at 84.51°

Alexandra works on exciting new projects at 84.51°

 April 15, 2019

Alexandra is an Analyst at 84.51°. She lives close to downtown Cincinnati in East Walnut Hills with her partner, Kurtis, and their dog, Scruffy. She graduated from Northwestern University with a math/stats degree and recently completed the 84.51° Analyst Development Program. Now she's an Analyst for the Fresh Merchandising team, which means she uses data to help Kroger make the best decisions for departments like Produce, Deli/Bakery, and Meat.

Alexandra shares what a typical day looks like at 84.51°, from the from the minute she wakes up to when she leaves the office.

6:15 AM: Waking up with a walk

Alexandra tries to get up at this time each day. She and her partner make breakfast every morning, and then afterwards they take Scruffy for a walk around the neighborhood.

"Kurtis and I catch up on what our days will look like and we all get to shake off any lingering sleepiness," says Alexandra.

8:00 AM: Starting with a locally-brewed coffee

It’s easy for Alexandra to get to the 84.51° office by 8 as she only has a 10-minute drive to the office.

"I help myself to some locally-brewed coffee from Coffee Emporium in the kitchen and then check my emails and calendar to plan out what projects I need to focus on today. I also try to keep up with industry news, so I read a digest of grocery/retail headlines from the day before," she adds.

10:30 AM: Brainstorming new ideas

Alexandra has a meeting to start a new 84.51° project with the Lead Analyst on her team. They need to determine which stores a new product in the Fresh Meat department should be launched in.

"I enjoy project kick off meetings because we brainstorm and discuss the various methods we could use to address the business questions," she explains.

12:00 PM: Getting some fresh air 

Most days Alexandra packs her own lunch and, since it’s nice out, she goes to the balcony on the 7th floor of 84.51° to eat lunch outside with some of her friends.

"I like getting some fresh air during the day, and there’s always others with the same idea," she says.

1:30 PM: Discussing new projects

Alexandra goes to a weekly team meeting where her manager shares updates and announcements for the Analyst team, and they talk about the projects they're working on.

2:00 PM: Getting a change of scene

Alexandra doesn't like sitting in the same place all day, so she moves her things over to a pod to work while she starts on the new project.

"I love the pods because I can sit under the skylight and be in the sun while getting a change of scenery," she adds.

3:30 PM: Learning new skills

When Alexandra is back at her desk she starts on a QA project for 84.51°.

"Whenever a team member finishes a project, someone else goes through all the code to do a quality check and make sure there are no errors. I like getting the chance to learn through reading other people’s code; oftentimes I learn better ways of doing things," she says.

4:15 PM: Keeping fit 

Alexandra ends her day a little early to go to the Strength Training class held in the gym at 84.51°.

"I’m not exactly the most motivated when it comes to fitness, so I’m very glad that there are classes offered every day to help entice me," she explains. "After class, it’s back home to walk Scruff!"

Join ambitious women like Alexandra at 84.51°

84.51° is made up of many disciplines and functions working together on missions to solve the needs of customers and clients. 84.51° is always looking for naturally curious people to make them better. They're after people who are a few steps ahead and want to collaborate and stimulate their brains. Search and apply for one of the very exciting jobs at 84.51° today.


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