Analytics folks who moved from agency to in house, what advice would you have for someone just about to start? What can I do to better prepare for the switch?

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I’ve done it twice, currently back agency.

Do you have a job or are you searching ?

1) Learn the brand
2) Learn the company culture. This is where agency people struggle.
3) Make allies outside of analytics. That’s how you’ll get ahead and get out on the good projects.
4) Be a team player and learn to stretch your skills. These are generalists, not specialists.
5) Learn to read the room - too many ex agency people fight too hard for the work when other factors are at play.

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@vp thank you, that makes sense

Really depends on which industry you're switching to, and in which role, but learn everything about the company's data, important teams you'll be working with, what moves the bottom line.
Be ready for a lot more work that has a direct affect on the bottom line, much more insight focused, less emphasis on creating a nice deck.

Take time to learn what's the main area of focus, what your KPIs are, what's important to your boss, and work hard to deliver.

Tech skills - SQL, R/Python are a must.

Learn as much as possible from your colleagues, but don't be afraid to try and bring new ideas and methodologies. Innovation is appreciated.

Be prepared for less oversight, double check everything and always do sanity checks on any number you get (especially in the first few months).

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Thanks! Yes, I'm planning to go through annual reports, understand where does revenue come from and mostly, go with an open mind to help solve business challenges.
Fairly comfortable with sql/r but will still be looking to improve em and see if I can take to Shiny soon.

Make sure you don’t lose that hunger that you had when you wanted that new job. And apply that with learning the new structure, business dynamics etc.

Also my I ask why you’re leaving WT?

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An opportunity came along

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I can't stress enough, talk to everyone and anyone. learn the business, be curious about every department, and be nice! long lifespans on the brand side mean no room for burned bridges

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