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Lack of direction and incentive

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at FactSet full-time

Pros

Good work life balance.
Can learn a bit of development as long as you are a "yes" man.

Cons

bad career choice if you intend to "learn" anything in finance.
Extremely low pay especially if they sense that you need a visa.
Not a value addition to your resume in terms of brand name.
This is a software company that thinks that it can solve finance problems by writing code. The attitude percolates through the management ranks.
If you are an independent thinker, you cant progress here as they want people who say "yes".
No culture of modeling,research and no tradition of hiring smart people who can bring outside perspectives.
They misrepresent the nature of work as Financial engineering when all you will be doing is to write code and debug legacy code.It is actually financial development and a very poor development experience too at that.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to grow, bring a tradition of innovation and hire people who bring research acumen and originality.

There is a tremendous "Old boys club" culture that is dangerous to any organization.

There is absolute lack of transparency when it comes to career progression.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not bad

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food and lunch reimbursement
    Perfect work-life balance for example you will get mentor when you are on boarding.
    Personal space is wide and enough.

    Cons

    The projects are not that cool, not using much popular open-source technologies.
    The bonus is not that much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Career Launchpad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Great first job - exposure to broad range of financial data and client types.
    Fantastic people and very young culture.

    Cons

    The work can get monotonous over time and the position can feel somewhat pigeon-holing in terms of your long-term career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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