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Unexciting, but fair

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Norwalk, CT
Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Norwalk, CT

I have been working at FactSet

Pros

Excellent benefits and extremely flexible scheduling (i.e. if you need to work at home, take time for a medical appointment). Engineering managers did a good job of filtering communication from Product Design and Consulting (i.e. all the facts you need, while protecting you from unnecessary interruptions from other departments). Free snacks/drinks and free lunch (along with all manner of other free food) is a nice perk. Excellent engineering tools in place (i.e. development environment, build system, source control). Engineering department has a nice degree of autonomy. Nice proximity to New York City (from Norwalk, CT location). Length of work week is extremely reasonable (40-45 hrs. per week typically).

Cons

Not a great deal of creative freedom on projects, or places to input new ideas and/or suggest new projects if you're new. Cafeteria food varies in quality, but free is free is free. Fairfield County, CT can be expensive (although some parts are nice to compensate). Pretty hierarchial in structure. Engineers don't strike me as being miserable, but neither do they seem wildly happy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It would be nice if newer engineers had a chance to think more entrepreneurially and propose/start their own projects where necessary or desirable (think Google), even if this in some cases required longer hours. Structure of the company feels rather rigid, overall.

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    Great job to start career with great benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Teamwork
    Benefits
    Young atmosphere
    Great people
    Career growth

    Cons

    Consulting can get mundane after a year

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Complacent culture, cumbersome/menial work; More of IT support than consulting.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Consultant in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Decent hours(don't work weekends), free lunch and free snacks, startup company culture. Colleagues are generally friendly, caring and helpful.

    Cons

    Most of the reviews on this website pretty much sum it up.

    The work is cumbersome and trivial. None of the work is intellectually stimulating and there is no incentive/reward to try. The management team expects you to go the extra mile for every client no matter the request. That is understandable, but you quickly realize that most of the required solutions make no practical sense.

    This is a software company that tries to disguise it's "consulting" role as a finance related role. None of what you do is finance related. It is more backoffice IT support. You don't learn much after training as almost all clients call in with the same menial requests.

    If you are a motivated/hardworking/smart individual this is definitely not the place to grow and develop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company culture seems to be focused on being mediocre and learning to stick with the illogical. Learn to focus on what matters (practical solutions).

    Doesn't Recommend
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