FactSet Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley
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Pros
  • Work life balance in the company (in 81 reviews)

  • Free lunch 4/5 days a week (almost free stipend in (in 105 reviews)

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

  • No career path unless sales, Motherly management unable to face tough problems head on (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Great Entry Level Position

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Orange, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Orange, NJ

    I worked at FactSet (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young, competitive, efficient atmosphere with knowledgable management

    Cons

    Tight office space area could use expansion


  2. Sales Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, and work/life balance. Awesome culture and fun place to work. Growing company with a lot of career opportunities.

    Cons

    Starting to feel like a big company, not as nimble as it once was. Can be run a little too conservative at times.


  3. Research Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - great benefits, people very helpful, opportunities to learn

    Cons

    - low starting salary, older workforce


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  5. Great place to start a career

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    FactSet is a great place to start a career out of college. Great benefits, great people and you can build yourself a great network.

    Cons

    Need to have more transparency into compensation and opportunities in the future.


  6. Solid place to learn about the market

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits, relaxed atmosphere with good work/life balance

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for true, long-term career growth. On-paper promotions can take years, despite increase in responsibility and workload


  7. Great company and awesome work environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Data Integration Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Client Data Integration Specialist in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work culture, abundant learning opportunities, room for growth.

    Cons

    Starting pay is very low.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  8. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Legacy codebase support can create a lot of burn out


  9. Nice company but management needs improvement

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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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Free food, great benefits, No work stress.
    Opportunity to work with some extremely smart people.

    Cons

    Communication across team is weak.
    Portfolio team is only given importance.
    Lack of focus for mid level management.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't really do much to keep employees motivated.
    When you hire smart people give them some decision power else they won't work for you.
    Mid level management has too many responsibilities but very little power.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Management Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Management Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at FactSet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Company has shown continued growth and solid financial performance
    - Great training program
    -Exposure to the inner workings of financial markets
    -Colleagues who are willing to help and are very great people
    -Decent benefits
    -Work weekends for extra days off

    Cons

    Take what they tell you during the interview process with a grain of salt. They sell the position as more of a role involved with the Account teams and Sales process when really you are a glorified help desk/call center employee with double the work. Client's calling in to Support desk are often rude, arrogant, and unappreciative of the great work done by the consultants here. It can get very stressful and aggravating handling 15-20 calls a day in which you are doing a lot of the work for your clients or answering mind numbingly easy questions.

    Management does little to inspire and motivate workers and will take any opportunity they can to criticize your work. Reactive is the best word to describe your day to day tasks as issues come up and clients call with problems. If you do not handle stress well DO NOT take this job.

    Promotion is done by how much time you've worked there not the quality of your work. If on paper you do not meet the length of time required fill position, you will not have a shot at moving up regardless of qualities. Mobility is very rigid and turnover is relatively high.

    Advice to Management

    -Treat your employees better or pay them more. All the consulting managers have worked the help desk once upon a time so they should be more appreciative of their team's work and not beat them down on a weekly basis.

    -Provide a more clear career path to consultants. From day 1 of training almost all the new employees start looking at other positions down the line because they know they don't want to be with FactSet forever. The position is more of a means to an end for most and almost everyone I worked with had one foot out the door while working there.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Associate Product Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Connecticut in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Connecticut in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits are tremendous, office locations in all major cities in the US

    Cons

    Doesn't seem to be that many career opportunities to move up. Still run by those with low employee numbers

    Advice to Management

    Shake it up and try to go after new markets



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