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Helpful (3)

Only for just out of college

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Norwalk, CT
Current Employee - Project Manager in Norwalk, CT

I have been working at FactSet full-time

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Cutting edge tech compared to many other companies. Everyone in the company knows technology and development.

Cons

No diversity. No welcome for can pickup people, who have worked on the same set of technology can join no chance for join in pick it up. All started their career at factset and they grows up the ladder, thus almost imposible for some one to join while they are in mid level of their career. Factset does not understand capabilities or can pick it up.

Advice to Management

Very closed, can open up. When interviewing not all should evaluate all skills.

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  1. 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  2. Helpful (3)

    OK company, but much of success has been due to lack of good competition.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at FactSet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    (1) Good view from window.
    (2) Work is interesting.
    (3) Internal IT staff is excellent.
    (4) OK place for a recent grad to get started.

    Cons

    (1) Training classes (of mostly kids out of college) promotes a very cliquey environment. If you were not on a track that went through this training, you felt left out.
    (2) Seems like more than half of ones time was preparing for meetings, attending meetings and scheduling follow up meetings. Meetings are such a part of the culture that there is much attention given to 'Facilitators' whose job it is to keep the meetings moving. It's great that they're there, but scary that they're needed.
    (3) Annual reviews use a '360 Review Process' . It's great that the opinions of one's peers are included, but it seems to be at the expense of one's accomplishments. Peers are invariably biased; too often petty differences are aired. There is SO much pressure not to rock the boat.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some senior management from outside the company. There are layers and layers of middle management that should be cleared out but the existing home-grown executives seem reluctant to clean house.

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