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Stimulating and rewarding

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Current Employee - Sales
Current Employee - Sales

I have been working at FactSet

Pros

Great people, great product, great clients

Cons

Always a challenge but always learning

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work

Recommends
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    Challenging and fun when you start out...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    - Challenging in terms of the training which is good
    - There is sharing of knowledge
    - People are smart and nice so you get to bounce ideas and feedback from them
    - The clients they cater to allow for inside view of the financial services and how it works
    - You are able to network with clients in the industry
    -There are team bonding events which are great at times
    - Lunch is catered for and you get snacks, fruit and drinks
    - CFA studies paid for if that is your thing

    Cons

    - It has changed from a fun friendly company and grown more bureaucratic
    - Not much career progression upwards
    -You tend to move sideways or another department to better your skils
    - Favouritism is highly favoured
    - Bonus & incentives are not filtered down especially to some who worked hard during the year
    - Promotion is based on who you know and not necessarily merit
    - Not all management can lead
    - It is every man for themselves
    - Any studies outside CFA are not paid for
    - Communication between management and direct reports lacks
    - Key hardworking people have left the company or were forced to
    - Cliques exists so you have to suck up to get in one
    - If you don't drink, then you are easily left out of inside knowledge and those who do progress faster
    - Blame culture exists

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key..meetings are great on progress of the company but:
    - some don't know the strategy
    - reward those who work hard
    - take the blame for issues which were self created and not pass off to direct reports
    - have more management training
    - stop promoting people based on length and who they are instead of those who have the skills to perform
    - question why there is such a high turnover of key people

    Approves of CEO
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    good place to start career, growing company, few career development oportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, free lunch, good product

    Cons

    no extra-hours payment, growth oportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more opportunities

    Approves of CEO
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