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FactSet Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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3.5 72 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley

Philip A. Hadley

(59 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Perfect work-life balance for example you will get mentor when you are on boarding(in 65 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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    Rewarding work, too much politics

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood work / life balance, internal training opportunities. Company has a fairly flat structure, so opportunities for advancement are somewhat limited. Smart growth strategies are paying off.

    ConsCompensation is probably less than industry average. Need to better incentivize highly productive workers. Company has followed industry trend of offshoring many operational functions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to better incentivize highly productive workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to gain experience and start your career.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood work-life balance, most people leave by 6:30

    ConsCareer advancement tappers off once you reach a certain level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent with employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unbelievably dead work environment.

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLow pressure environment that lets you work 9 to 5 if that's your only priority

    ConsUnbelievably dead environment, low morale, no dynamism, high turnover, very distributed globally so 99% of interaction is by IM email etc

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work life balance but poor management

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosvery laid back work style, free lunch perks

    Conscompensation is comparatively low to other major competitors

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

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    Overall great place to work

    Institutional Salesperson (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood work life balance, acceptable pay, good benefits and perks. Great coworkers at all levels. Fun and energetic work environment. Offers incentives to take the CFA and pays for all expenses.

    ConsIn a transition period, lots of reshuffling. Unorganized management. Management priorities can be a little off at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a business plan before rolling out pieces of plans and creating confused/frustrated employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My internship at FactSet was fun, engaging, and incredibly collaborative.

    Financial Consultant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFactSet is a great place to work because the company prides itself on the happiness of its employees. The upper-level management at the firm is friendly, supportive, and treats each individual (even the interns) as equals. I felt that my opinions and contributions were valued highly, which is rare to find in an internship with a financial firm.

    ConsI dont necessarily feel that people at FactSet are very driven. It's a great firm and a fun place to work, but I didn't see much of a focus on professional development and growth on an individual basis.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern Experience

    Product Development (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLearn researching skills
    Great people
    Great environment

    ConsCan get redundant at times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good but not great.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Pros- Good work/life balance.
    - Good compensation, benefits.
    - Managers provide some autonomy to their employees

    Cons- Training is not helpful at all.
    - Poor learning curve.
    - Adhoc practices of SDLC.
    - Poor code review culture.
    - Poor time management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer 3

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlexible hours, great location, social coworkers, tough projects, free food

    ConsOld technologies, low technical ability, difficult interteam development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to grow!

    Product Developer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAfter a year or two, you have a host of career growth opportunities if you're willing to work hard. Free lunch.

    ConsPace of action from senior management can sometimes feel slow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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