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A culture of non-productivity, where hard work is rarely rewarded

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

I worked at FactSet full-time for more than a year

Pros

* Good benefits: 401k, healthcare, free lunch four days a week.
* Good location in Midtown.
* Quiet office. You get your own cubicle with lots of space.
* The technology stack, while antiquated in some areas, is very well organized.

Cons

* The work gets boring very fast. There is often not enough work to do. You will see people surfing the web most of the day.
* The office environment is very awkward. Everyone is separated into cubicles, with managers in offices far away. You rarely interact with your co-workers. I've gone days without speaking to anyone. Collaboration with your team is minimal. Everyone is given their own project and sent to work on it by themselves.
* Don't expect to be challenged here. After one year, I had only ever worked on one project.
* Working harder/faster gets you no where. All that ends up happening is you'll have lots of free time to sit around doing nothing.
* Year end bonus is zero.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Challenge your employees and keep them busy. Foster a more collaborative environment.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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    Solid company not handling expansive growth properly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Key Accounts
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Key Accounts

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    FactSet generally values its employees. People are treated with respect, managers are flexible, and you are given great opportunities right from the start. For a recent college grad, the Consultant role teaches a lot and helps one develop important professional skills.

    Cons

    After a few years in that role, you either settle into a routine role where you stop being challenged, or you leave the firm. For people who like to be challenged, leave the firm after a few years. If you want to do the same thing every single day and not be challenged at all, stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire management instead of promoting everyone from the Consultant level. Managers have no perspective, no leadership experience, and at a certain point they just have nothing to offer more junior employees with ambition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Young office, very laid back, everyone is pretty much right out of college. They give you a good amount of responsibility fairly quickly.

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous- easy to lose engagement. Pay is not great, but there are usually frequent raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with consultants

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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