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FactSet Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
486 Reviews
3.7
486 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a great work/life balance and there is a general nice feel around the place (in 81 reviews)

  • very good work life balance; nice coworkers; no pushing; soft deadline; free lunch (in 105 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 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Consultant

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    Current Employee - Investment Management Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Management Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, good people, great client exposure, location and perks

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, lot of responsibility fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great First Job (Consultant), Sales = great learning opp, comp isn't there.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    FactSet offets undergrads a great first job out of school.
    - Interact with jr analysts all the way up to c level execs
    - plan your own travel schedule as a consultant
    - little to no micromanagement
    - free lunch, collegiate atmosphere, free snacks and drinks
    - Interesting work with smart clients - as long as you take the initiative to go above and beyond

    Cons

    - Feels like account executives are babied for a year or two with little responsibility before moving to real sales ($)
    - Comp is certainly below industry standard, especially when compared to smaller companies in the industry
    - Promotions seem to set you back to square one instead of further build up your credentals in terms of company's internal ratings system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending so much money flying consultants 1000 miles away to visit a user paying 2k per year for a workstation (use a webex!). Get T&E under control then focus on hiring where there are clear gaps in the organization (specialty products, general sales, etc...)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good to contractors

    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at FactSet as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Regular, predictable work schedule with plenty of work available during busy times.
    -Pay is reliably on time at the same time each month

    Cons

    -Company is moving many operations overseas (this is a good thing for the folks over there though)
    -Contractors don't seem to have avenues to become full-time if they want to

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  5.  

    Nice place to work, really nice people, and a good atmosphere.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    FactSet has great benefits including 15 vacation days in your starting year, kitchens on every floor stocked with healthy foods and drinks, discounts on local gyms, great health care and they pay well too.

    Cons

    review season is twice a year and one person reviews you. once a year the review counts. that one person decides your career course at factset. its a very politically driven set up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more than one person review people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to start your career

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

    I worked at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Good training and development during your onboarding. People are great, and many are right out of college so if this is your first job out of school, it's nice to have most of your peers in the same situation.

    Cons

    If you aren't an engineer, expect to develop a career in sales. Not many corporate jobs available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to start your worjing journey.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Flexible on the time schedule

    Cons

    Not well organized in department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, and great corporate culture. Compensation is good if your work is recognized, which can depend on your manager. Great place to work right out of school if you are not sure what you want to do in finance.

    Cons

    The clients can treat you poorly sometimes and its not a true consulting role. You have the opportunity to get in front of clients right away and often, but not management consulting, more of a client support role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Norwalk, CA
    Current Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Norwalk, CA

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There's a strong family like feeling at FactSet and you get to enjoy coming there every day.

    Cons

    Not much ambition career oriented. Better seen as a first step in your work career than a way to climb the ladders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information than you think you are doing...

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

    Software Developer 2

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in New York, NY

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance

    Cons

    Legacy tools are going to become a huge problem over the next few years - management tends to ignore these issues
    Some teams are amazing to work on while others can be terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not typically pay attention to the experience of their subordinates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start off your career and gain experience but very limited career growth after that

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    Former Employee - Content Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Content Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at FactSet

    Pros

    Gain experience using a software application widely used in the financial world

    Cons

    Too many levels of management that eat up compensation benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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