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FactSet Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
515 Reviews
3.7
515 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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just awful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    free lunch, young colleagues, happy hours, and decent atmosphere

    Cons

    management is just awful, discourages people from asking questions. The position is not respected among financial professionals, there is no room for advancement after being a consultant. most consultants leave after two years because there is no pay increase or room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more options for consultants to grow into roles within the company. the communication between sales and consultants is terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unbelievably dead work environment.

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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 (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Night mare

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Nothing to say about the benefits except fooling employees with childish gifts for motivation.

    Cons

    1.You cant survive in factset without telugu.
    2.Worst salary hikes.
    3.Pure data entry jobs.
    4.No other employers give chance to factsetter specially a factsetter.
    5. Working with factset is just like destruction of your valuable time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some sense of corporate environment in the company. Even the trainers speak butler English.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Research Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at FactSet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, free lunch, nice offices with strong employees

    Cons

    Extremely slow in improving the product. They moved my group over seas and were extremely disinterested in improvements before the move. Seemed like they knew it was coming for years but wanted to have people quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the research group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Just a good brand name in CV

    Cons

    too much politics in office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please wake up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Clowns.. stay away

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch, you barely have to do any real work , great if you can't bear giving up the frat house atmosphere of college, no drug testing

    Cons

    Talentless hacks, political infighting, lazy engineers , working on outdated systems, you won't learn anything relevant to the real world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up. Nice stock price. Can you do anything right?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great for work hours, terrible if you care about your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at FactSet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, snacks, free lunch.
    Some very smart people work here.

    Cons

    The compensation is sub-standard. You should not expect to get significant year-over-year raises. It makes no difference if you put extra effort and/or hours. You have no career opportunities. Incompetent managers thrive. There are quite a lot of incompetent people working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the competency of the new hires and mid-management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very low Employee Morale, Good for freshers but not for experienced people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Good Infrastructure and snacks, refreshments.

    Cons

    Very demotivating environment. Delegation is very poor. No ethics followed by some of the Managers. Attrition level is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the leadership level..Because people do not leave companies, they leave managers.
    Provide more learning opportunities for the employees also.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place where the highly motivated are not valued .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere , and a low stress enviornment

    Cons

    Very few are motivated to do the right development thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value software development more ,long term software development that improves infrastructure is a good idea.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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