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excellent work life balance!

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

Pros

excellent work life balance; nice people; friendly coworkers;free lunch;good insurance;good training;

Cons

salary and bonus are not as good as its competitors like Bloomberg.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Keep reaching for the "next double".... good luck. Will be tough, especially with layoffs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Dont have to work very hard -- it wont effect your compensation anyway.

    Cons

    Wont get paid very well, and will not be given much responsibility. That makes sure everyone is replaceable by college grads.

    Management is inexperienced, all "home-grown" FactSetters. They really don't understand how to run a company -- as evidenced by the company strategy "the next double".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managements strategy, the one they touted internally for years, is to "reach the next double"; meaning to double revenue. This is not a strategy, it's a goal.

    My advice would be to try to come up with a real strategy. With recent layoffs, it seems like you might be off track from the "next double" strategy.

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

    Be careful if you are a US employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I will say that the bulk of time spent at FactSet has been really good, up until a couple of years ago. It's far from being a torture chamber, and there is a lot camaraderie among mid-level folks and between diverse teams. I am a good observer and will say that some departments have been favored over others, insofar as layoff proceedings and business needs go. Free lunches and snacks are really nice, but watch your waistline. Outstanding health plan - the very best thing about the company.

    Cons

    Too much offshore hiring, way too much. We need the jobs here in the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose your knowlege base, the long-term folks who are the operational heart of the company...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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