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Helpful (3)

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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at FactSet full-time (More than a year)

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for FactSet

  1. Good, laid back, a bit of mis-management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    food, work, take initiative, management

    Cons

    less interesting projects, upper management not good.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great Fast Paced Career Learning

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FactSet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to C-level executives and high level investment managers

    Cons

    Compensation is barely performance based

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more that work 70+ hours a week on high revenue clients versus someone that barely works 40+


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