FactSet Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
469 Reviews
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469 Reviews
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Pros
  • Perfect work-life balance for example you will get mentor when you are on boarding (in 75 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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Software engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FactSet

    Pros

    Work life balance in the company

    Cons

    There are no opportunities for location change

  6.  

    Flexible, good starting place.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    solid company, good software development environment, best idea didn't always win

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at FactSet full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    very good benefits package, competitive salary, responsive middle management, some strong leaders in upper management, quality was a primary focus in lots of areas

    Cons

    plenty of inertia, some middle managers lacked stomach to report problems up, product development function lacked innovative aspirations, suffered from feature-itis, in general the primary product is facing pricing pressure as a result of a lack of innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look into unorthodox mechanisms for fostering innovation esp. amongst entrenched long timers with lots of old options, consider investing in alternative investment data/markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Intern in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Product Development Intern in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at FactSet as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most management is fantastic - very willing to help, and open to conversation regardless of what your job position is. This company is a great first job, but unless you're planning on staying for the duration of your career, upward motion is slow.

    Cons

    Promotions seem to be given based on how long someone has been employed by FactSet instead of being based off of performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start basing promotions on merit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at FactSet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start a career as they make you feel like you're part of a team... very collegiate feeling. There are some very smart people that work at the company, but a number of them are on their way out fed-up with indecision in some areas of the company.

    Cons

    Technology choices are old (VMS for example) and while they're trying hard to update, it's taking FOREVER. They will also make you fight for a top salary... you can get one, but they're not going to give it to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Indecision can be worse than the wrong decision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun atmosphere, smart people great environment to learn and flourish.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    free lunch, community events, nice office park location

    Cons

    not really anything that comes to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunities for College graduates

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Management in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Project Management in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to gain experience and grow professionally. Excellent training

    Cons

    Company growing pains. Transitioning to a larger company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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