FactSet Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated June 3, 2014
Updated June 3, 2014
454 Reviews
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Pros
  • Perfect work-life balance for example you will get mentor when you are on boarding (in 66 reviews)

  • very good work life balance; nice coworkers; no pushing; soft deadline; free lunch (in 97 reviews)


Cons
  • The company seems to balance out the work/life balance very well (in 11 reviews)

  • No career path defined and joining diffeent teams is riven with red tape (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    hard to advance, demanding client,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand beyond just the platform

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    most of the people are great to work with

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you are going to have the ibanking model, pay the ibanking model

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    FactSet Consultant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Position the company for what it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good first-job out of college..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Do 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at FactSet

    Pros

    FactSet is a good place to start a career

    Cons

    Improve raise system and pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better

    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    An above average place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

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

    Cons

    agree 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 ManagementAdvice

    ....

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to start a career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at FactSet

    Pros

    FactSet 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.

    Cons

    Working 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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