FactSet
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FactSet Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated Jun 3, 2014
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FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley

Philip A. Hadley

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    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsOwn boss, interesting work, financial markets, client interaction, work life balance

    Conshard to advance, demanding client,

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpand beyond just the platform

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of hours, a lot of travel - good people

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Prosmost of the people are great to work with

    Consibanking model - work you until you drop to you burn out quickly

    Advice to Senior Managementif you are going to have the ibanking model, pay the ibanking model

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Boston, MA

    ProsGood co-workers, tons of young and energized employees. Good technology and reinvestment into the company.

    ConsIt's not a finance job no matter how much they spin it. It's a customer service role.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPosition the company for what it is.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good first-job out of college..

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Pros*Good first job -- ability to acquire some technical skills
    *Friendly people -- easy to work with, generally

    Cons*Not widely respected in the industry
    *Lot of career lifers
    *Too much bureaucracy

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs more flexibility to make decisions. More investment should be made in consultants, rather than churn and burn mentality.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally Good People, Can Develop marketable skills, Poor management and poor at retaining good people.

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Pros-Young ,energetic group of people.
    -Free Lunch/Snacks/Drinks
    -If you can stick it out for 2-3 years, you'll probably get promoted...Likely into Sales.
    -Develop technical skills to move out of the support/software side and into the research/investment side of the industry.

    Cons-Serious Office Politics- it's a game of CYA, and making it seem like you're working harder than everyone else (whether you are or not).
    -Lack of experienced leadership/management on the consultant level. This leads to poor handling of people and problems.
    -This is not a job in finance. It is customer/technical support for software that investment professionals use. Essentially a call center for support from sometimes very angry finance professionals for the first 6 -12 months of the job.
    -Seemingly random raises. They say you are not supposed to talk about compensation, but with a young, generally amicable group of people, they obviously do.
    -Limited career opportunities outside of Sales Team.
    -People recognize the company for what it is...a good place to become a salesperson or get experience and leave. In my 2 years there, over 10 people both junior and senior level left to go elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job of recognizing/promoting good people, and stop promoting people trying to just get by after 2 years.
    Put experienced, responsible managers in place. You can't just promote consultants and expect them to have the managerial and people skills to handle difficult situations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good first job

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsFactSet is a good place to start a career

    ConsImprove raise system and pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay better

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    An above average place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsThe whole package, the benefits/perks with lunches and snacks/the flexible work hrs.

    Consagree w/most that there needs to be some training seminar/requirements for management. Some of the middle management really do not have the skill set to manage people yet.

    Advice to Senior Management....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to start a career.

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsFactSet is made up of mostly very intelligent, hardworking, motivated employees. These people are also very helpful and thoughtful individuals for the most part and not "cut-throat" like others that work in the financial services or engineering/software industuries. FactSet has great benifits for its employees such as paid lunches, great health,dental, eye etc. insurance as well as educational assistance (reembursement). One of the best reasons to work for FactSet is to exposure you get to many different investment professionals and firms whether buy or sell side.

    ConsWorking the helpdesk at the beginning of your career. Compensation is just okay. Also in terms of career advancement it is pretty much sales or a product specialist. There are some advancement opportunities in management but that is limited.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management does an excellcent job of running the firm and keeping its shareholders and employees happy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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