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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (More than 10 years)

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    Pros

    some great people, minimal politics (considering the size), friendly work atmosphere, decent work/life balance, good benefits, at least tries to be fair.

    Cons

    Pay seems opaque and arbitary. As a manager, hard to reward top performers without punishing the 'merely' decent. Metrics are important but so is the story behind them. Sometimes feels like 20% of the people do 80% of the work. Increased willingness to cut corners to get product out the door.

    Advice to Management

    with growth coming back, compensation adjustments should follow suit. whilst the market helps, its the current employees that are helping capitalise. Be open about pay structures across different departments. The secrecy only leads to rumours and wrong perceptions. More professional training; in-house can do the basics and product training, but bring in specialists for more focused training.


FactSet Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at FactSet.

    Interview

    - Phone Interview: Pretty easy questions like what do you know about FactSet. What news providers do you read? - In person interview: You meet with about 5 different people who work at FactSet. All asking you the same questions that are listed on Glassdoor. If you do your research and be prepared you will do great.

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FactSet Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For , Fortune, 2013
UK's 50 Best Places to Work , Great Place to Work Institute Europe, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.factset.com
Headquarters Norwalk, CT
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Public (FDS)
Industry Finance
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Analysts, portfolio managers, and investment bankers know FactSet Research Systems has the facts down pat. The company offers global financial and economic information for investment analysis. FactSet also offers software for use in downloading and manipulating the data. (Its products can be fully integrated with Microsoft applications such as Excel and PowerPoint.) Among the ... More

Mission: FactSet enhances the productivity of the Global Investment Professional by providing superior workflow solutions. We combine distinctive technology, high-quality content, and unmatched service to improve decisions in every part of the investment process.

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