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A open and friendly place to work that makes the contributions you place feel valued and compensated.

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL

I have been working at FactSet

Pros

Benefits, Work Life Balance, and ability to work remotely when taking care of personal issues. The free lunches (mon - thurs), open stocked kitchen is quite an incentive and the ability to charge meals is a good way to keep up morale and improve productivity at a relatively low cost. Above average health care compensation also is strong reason to stay with the firm. FactSet has consistently taken a conservative approach to finance management placing them in a strong position in a tight economy. The sector also helps ensure job security since data and analytics become ever more important during times of extreme market volatility.

Cons

Jobs that are client facing can be tough since some of the people that you might work with are under high pressure and pass that pressure on to you. This might result in working long hours but FactSet provides all the tools to help the clients out while minimizing the burden on you. Management roadmaps aren't always clear and concise or when they are they don't always have status updates communicated downward. Working with older technology or hardware can also be quite frustrating however management seems to understand and are working to eliminate unreliable or outdated technology as budgets and end of life agreements allow.

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Remain open, communicate clear and concise plans, regularly update employees of plans, and communicate clearly to all managers expected response and involvement in achieving the high level plans while defining quantitative measures of success.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good opportunity to make a difference

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    FactSet is not really a small company but it maintains a small company culture in which the goal is more important than appearance. You get the opportunity to participate in product development quite early, meaning that you can find your work reflected in the application within months of joining. At the same time colleagues and management are very willing to share knowledge, which makes it a straight forward task to do a good job.

    Cons

    Beginning salaries are generally low and the office environment can be somewhat noisy making it difficult to concentrate at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer training classes for more concrete skills. At the moment, you can learn how to give presentations, write better email but what we would really need to do an effective job are technical skills such as scripting, database operations or using the development system more effectively. On the other hand, perhaps such sessions could be arranged by us bypassing the training department.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    FactSet is a great place to work, though pay may be low during first few years.

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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

    Oportunities for professional growth and incredible industry exposure.

    Cons

    No performance-based compensation for consultants. Others have fantastic compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give Consultants a piece of the pie. They do a lot of the dirty work in client managment and Sales reps reap all of the benefits.

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