FactSet

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FactSet Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
486 Reviews
3.7
486 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a great work/life balance and there is a general nice feel around the place (in 81 reviews)

  • very good work life balance; nice coworkers; no pushing; soft deadline; free lunch (in 105 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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  1.  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Management Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Management Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, good people, great client exposure, location and perks

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, lot of responsibility fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great First Job (Consultant), Sales = great learning opp, comp isn't there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

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

    Pros

    FactSet offets undergrads a great first job out of school.
    - Interact with jr analysts all the way up to c level execs
    - plan your own travel schedule as a consultant
    - little to no micromanagement
    - free lunch, collegiate atmosphere, free snacks and drinks
    - Interesting work with smart clients - as long as you take the initiative to go above and beyond

    Cons

    - Feels like account executives are babied for a year or two with little responsibility before moving to real sales ($)
    - Comp is certainly below industry standard, especially when compared to smaller companies in the industry
    - Promotions seem to set you back to square one instead of further build up your credentals in terms of company's internal ratings system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending so much money flying consultants 1000 miles away to visit a user paying 2k per year for a workstation (use a webex!). Get T&E under control then focus on hiring where there are clear gaps in the organization (specialty products, general sales, etc...)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Nice place to work, really nice people, and a good atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    FactSet has great benefits including 15 vacation days in your starting year, kitchens on every floor stocked with healthy foods and drinks, discounts on local gyms, great health care and they pay well too.

    Cons

    review season is twice a year and one person reviews you. once a year the review counts. that one person decides your career course at factset. its a very politically driven set up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more than one person review people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to start your worjing journey.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Flexible on the time schedule

    Cons

    Not well organized in department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Norwalk, CA
    Current Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Norwalk, CA

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

    Pros

    There's a strong family like feeling at FactSet and you get to enjoy coming there every day.

    Cons

    Not much ambition career oriented. Better seen as a first step in your work career than a way to climb the ladders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information than you think you are doing...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer 2

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Work-Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Systems Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    great place for juniors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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