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Great company with great opportunities for advancement

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

Pros

Coworkers, Good Hours, Industry Exposure, Competitive Pay

Cons

Office Maturity, Prestige, Groupthink, Menial work at times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

FactSet is in a great position to take market share from their competitors. At a certain point however, engineers and product development need to focus speed and stability over bell and whistles.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Good, laid back, a bit of mis-management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    food, work, take initiative, management

    Cons

    less interesting projects, upper management not good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Generally Good People, Can Develop marketable skills, Poor management and poor at retaining good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    Pros

    -Young ,energetic group of people.
    -Free Lunch/Snacks/Drinks
    -If you can stick it out for 2-3 years, you'll probably get promoted...Likely into Sales.
    -Develop technical skills to move out of the support/software side and into the research/investment side of the industry.

    Cons

    -Serious Office Politics- it's a game of CYA, and making it seem like you're working harder than everyone else (whether you are or not).
    -Lack of experienced leadership/management on the consultant level. This leads to poor handling of people and problems.
    -This is not a job in finance. It is customer/technical support for software that investment professionals use. Essentially a call center for support from sometimes very angry finance professionals for the first 6 -12 months of the job.
    -Seemingly random raises. They say you are not supposed to talk about compensation, but with a young, generally amicable group of people, they obviously do.
    -Limited career opportunities outside of Sales Team.
    -People recognize the company for what it is...a good place to become a salesperson or get experience and leave. In my 2 years there, over 10 people both junior and senior level left to go elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of recognizing/promoting good people, and stop promoting people trying to just get by after 2 years.
    Put experienced, responsible managers in place. You can't just promote consultants and expect them to have the managerial and people skills to handle difficult situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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