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Engineer-driven culture with a strong emphasis on work-life balance and directly rewarding performance.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Norwalk, CT
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Norwalk, CT

I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than a year

Pros

-Strong commitment to recognizing individual excellence. If you do something worth being proud of, the higher ups will be aware of it, and you will be rewarded.

-Healthy work-life balance. Working 8-hour days is the norm and your career will not suffer if you don't put in 60-hours.

-Engineer-driven culture. I'd have to go all the way up to the COO before I found someone above me who isn't from an engineering background. Even the executive team and product developers respect the software development process and will allow the engineers to set and re-set their own deadlines.

Cons

-Some people seem a too comfortable with FactSet's work-life policies, taking the relaxed environment and flexible deadline schedule for granted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Make 'Hack-a-thon' style projects part of the normal work-flow. Similar to Google's 20% projects (or is it 10%?). Basically, there are a lot of engineers that come up with really cool ideas all year round that they're really excited about but most of those ideas will be forgotten by the time the next Hack-a-thon rolls around. Giving the engineers an outlet for these ideas would benefit everyone.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for FactSet

  1.  

    Great company with great opportunities for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than a year

    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
  2.  

    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

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    food, work, take initiative, management

    Cons

    less interesting projects, upper management not good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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