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Excellent company to grow from being a straight out of college job

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT

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

Pros

Great people, lots of problems to solve, and easy to take control of the design of a project.
They hire in waves of people so you get to know a small group of people very well there.

Cons

You can get stuck in a certain part of the company, it can be hard to transfer between groups.
The politics with the overall direction of the company can be hard fought.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great for work hours, terrible if you care about your career

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at FactSet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, snacks, free lunch.
    Some very smart people work here.

    Cons

    The compensation is sub-standard. You should not expect to get significant year-over-year raises. It makes no difference if you put extra effort and/or hours. You have no career opportunities. Incompetent managers thrive. There are quite a lot of incompetent people working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the competency of the new hires and mid-management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good, but far from great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance is outstanding, free lunch (~$8) monday - thursday, decent pay although a bit low. I would only recomend this place to a friend because of the health insurance.

    Cons

    Almost no vertical movement available, severe micro-management by director-level people, annual review system makes no sense at all and almost everyone hates it with a passion yet HR will not change it, no path for complaints without real fear of retaliation and backlash. Also, FactSet does NOT PAY the FEDERALLY MANDATED reimbursement for 24-hour on-call rotations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read federal and state labor laws. Provide more opportunity for current employees or watch them go elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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