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Good, laid back, a bit of mis-management

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

I have been working at FactSet full-time (less than an 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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    Great company with great opportunities for advancement

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    • 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 (more than an 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
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    Generally Good People, Can Develop marketable skills, Poor management and poor at retaining good people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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