FactSet Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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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. Sales

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I have been working at FactSet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    GReat people, really really great

    Cons

    PAy, need more pay please

    Advice to Management

    more pay

  2. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Relatively relaxed culture.
    Not many hard deadlines.
    Relatively good pay for software engineers.

    Cons

    Out-dated technology.
    Decades old code base.
    Boring.
    Is a mediocre place to work in comparison to other options for a talented software engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out where the heart of the company is. Is it a financial company or a software company? Who is more important, the engineers or the consultants?

  3. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FactSet full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and great place to start your career. Continued growth and progression of company and its products.

    Cons

    Compensation is a blackbox no one will speak on. Good luck getting information on your prospective pay levels or bonus eligibility (even if you get a promotion).

    Advice to Management

    Be more forthright with employees. Continue to hire sales personalities that succeed in FactSet, don't deviate from that that too much in favor of notoriety.

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  5. Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Young Work Environment
    - Growth Opportunities
    - Great Benefits
    - Lunch Paid for 4 days a week
    - Collegial Environment
    -

    Cons

    - Sometimes difficult to finish projects that require input from other departments due to selfishness

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more inter-department collaboration and

  6. Software Engineer Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, not too much pressure.

    Cons

    Not very challenging work; no bonus

  7. It is the last company I want to join.
    Prejudice make this isn't a good place to join

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at FactSet

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

    Pros

    Nothing worth to mark it as good aspects.
    It looks good, and people looks friendly.
    Yet, it isn't the fact

    Cons

    Prejudice. And no object opinion to employees. Crony especially for some people want to be promoted.
    It may only be some special manager which I am unlucky to meet with. Yet, there are no objective opinion and so subjective opinions can knock you down without any reason.

    Advice to Management

    To be more professional.
    Some manager are so unprofessional.
    prejudice and look old techniques as the best in word and don't allow people to touch it.
    The code of the manager is so unproven yet he still try to be promoted

  8. good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FactSet

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work atmosphere, good lunch program, and flexible work schedule. Everyone was very friendly, and the software is a great product. The lunch program is a great benefit too.

    Cons

    The review process is flawed as it doesn't leave you feeling motivated after the fact. Compensation is more cut and dry this is what you get, instead of really reflecting your how well you complete your work.

  9. Helpful (3)

    I worked as an intern during the summer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FactSet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, strong company. It is growing versus bloomberg and its competitors. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    very siloed company. very little variety in projects. slow promotion process. Middle management has the tendency to nitpick and are not very good at managing people.

    Advice to Management

    Make the company more meritocratic. Help grow autonomy in employees. Teach middle management about better ways to manage employees while having sufficient autonomy.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    office culture, work life balance, flexible hours, working from home.

    Cons

    Undocumented code, old technologies although there is a strong push to move to more modern framework.

    Advice to Management

    At times it feels like management is not very transparent. Better communication.

  11. Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at FactSet (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    collaborative environment, good place to enhance soft skills

    Cons

    Management is very subjective and political. Turnover increasing with nobody to pick up the work load. Everyone becomes unhappy and quits in the end.

    Advice to Management

    compensate your top talent before they all quit, and stop telling them that their futures at the company look bright when you can't show them how much they're valued.

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