FactSet Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
472 Reviews
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Pros
  • Perfect work-life balance for example you will get mentor when you are on boarding (in 77 reviews)

  • very good work life balance; nice coworkers; no pushing; soft deadline; free lunch (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • The company seems to balance out the work/life balance very well (in 11 reviews)

  • No career path defined and joining diffeent teams is riven with red tape (in 10 reviews)

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    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love to promote from within. Systems is respected but not compensated as well as software.
    Great work life balance. Good benes for single worker or 1 working parent in family.
    Like to make our own vs buying software from external.

    Cons

    Glass cielings are evident in systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software Developer 2

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in New York, NY

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance

    Cons

    Legacy tools are going to become a huge problem over the next few years - management tends to ignore these issues
    Some teams are amazing to work on while others can be terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not typically pay attention to the experience of their subordinates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    consultant

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    growing company, no longer a start-up mentality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fantastic Work-Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment, sweet benefits, and enjoyable work. Everyone has a lot of respect for work-life balance and the company tries hard to make the happiest employees they can. Lots of room for upward growth; almost everyone upper management started out as an engineer or other entry level position. FactSet wants you to stay for a long time.

    Cons

    Depending on what you do, you are likely going to be exposed to a lot of business/finance world. If you don't have any interest in that field, you may get a little bored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. The perks are great, keep them up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great place for juniors

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great work place if you are junior and eager to learn Fixed Income valuation and programming, life is easy here

    Cons

    nothing much to complain really, the menu for snacks and drinks has not been changed for years, also wish the company could open an other branch in LA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Sales Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, good work-life balance, decent pay, free lunches monday - thursday, casual fridays

    Cons

    The one con I would have is the current compensation structure. It is not very clear on what you will make during each pay period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to review comp structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good days and bad

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, upward mobility, supporting leadership, flexible

    Cons

    Hard to grow technically, ugly legacy codebase, centralized knowledge, hard to be proud of your code

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees grow technically, provide more training, guidance, use best engineers to teach, reduce pressure to deliver new products while maintaining old product, strategize for employee retention and software scalability, not just current client retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free lunches, laid back atmosphere, surrounded by really smart and motivated people. FactSet is a great company for new graduates and experienced professionals alike.

    Cons

    FactSet is an engineering company with content, sales and development adjuncts. As such, these other areas are de-emphasized. At times project management and application development can become overly bureaucratized. Overall, it is still a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Flexible, good starting place.

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great culture and people. Free lunch! Good benefits. Easy going culture.

    Cons

    Lower pay than competitive companies. Freedom and flexibility at times leads to lack of structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Has been a great company but new management has different values

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, develop a great network in the financial community, given a lot of responsibility early in career, community service, free lunch

    Cons

    Change in leadership, lack of loyalty, below average compensation, constantly reorganizing departments, tons of internal politics, much of the office space is outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the constant reorganization and promotions based on politics. Get back to the values that have made the company great in the past

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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