FactSet Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
482 Reviews

3.8
482 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.  

    Great overall experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Several career options. Guidance along the way.

    Cons

    It can be political and very high school like at times.

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

    Rewarding work, too much politics

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Compensation 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to better incentivize highly productive workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to gain experience and start your career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at FactSet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Career advancement tappers off once you reach a certain level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unbelievably dead work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great work life balance but poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    very laid back work style, free lunch perks

    Cons

    compensation is comparatively low to other major competitors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Institutional Salesperson  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Institutional Salesperson in New York, NY

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a business plan before rolling out pieces of plans and creating confused/frustrated employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at FactSet as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    FactSet 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.

    Cons

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Development in New York, NY

    I have been working at FactSet as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn researching skills
    Great people
    Great environment

    Cons

    Can get redundant at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but not great.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Software Engineer 3

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Old technologies, low technical ability, difficult interteam development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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