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

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Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

I worked at FactSet full-time (more than an 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 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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Clowns.. stay away

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

    I worked at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch, you barely have to do any real work , great if you can't bear giving up the frat house atmosphere of college, no drug testing

    Cons

    Talentless hacks, political infighting, lazy engineers , working on outdated systems, you won't learn anything relevant to the real world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up. Nice stock price. Can you do anything right?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Fast Paced Career Learning

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX

    I worked at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exposure to C-level executives and high level investment managers

    Cons

    Compensation is barely performance based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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