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Current Employee - Software Engineer Unspec Level in Norwalk, CT
Current Employee - Software Engineer Unspec Level in Norwalk, CT

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

Pros

Free lunch in the cafeteria. Indoor parking. Norwalk is a pretty cool city.

Cons

Only $8/day stipend for lunch in the cafeteria. Does not rollover when not used. No free lunch on fridays. Food is mediocre. Only 3 weeks vacation that doesn't rollover. Hi co-pays and deductibles on health insurance. Bare minimum of holidays off; Thanksgiving day, xmas day, New Years day, for example. No satellite days. Florescent lighting everywhere. Too bright and uncomfortable. Doesn't use cutting edge software technologies and practices. Salary is below area average. Mostly hires straight out of college software engineers, so not a lot of experience in the talent pool to draw from. Overuse of C++ design patterns makes very unreadable code. ZERO policy for documenting code.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    A great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Content Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Content Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. No micromanagement
    2. Varied project assignments
    3. Treated like an adult

    Cons

    1. Not enough room for advancement
    2. Upper management sometimes does not consider new collection areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more varied path for promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good experience and Good Compensation

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Challenges, Compensation, and Community. I really loved working with the people there and overcoming tough technical challenges.

    Cons

    "Slow and steady wins the race". I fell like senior management doesn't take enough risks to stay relevant in a highly competitive market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aggressive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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