FactSet
3.7 of 5 427 reviews
www.factset.com Norwalk, CT 5000+ Employees

FactSet Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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90% Approve of the CEO

FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley

Philip A. Hadley

(313 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Perfect work-life balance for example you will get mentor when you are on boarding"
    in 63 reviews
  • "very good work life balance; nice coworkers; no pushing; soft deadline; free lunch"
    in 95 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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    Great company to start a career

    Senior Fixed Income Consultant (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsFriendly environment. Lots of responsibility given early on in career. Good work-life . Plenty of training, support and development.

    ConsUnless you are planning to follow a sales career or become a consulting manager, consulting jobs can feel like a dead-end

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice if there were different career options for consultants aside from sales, however I realise that this is a fairly unrealistic request.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent training and great colleagues. Given early responsibility.

    ConsDepending on career aspirations there might be more of less opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very gud

    Equity Research Analyst (Former Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    Prosgood competitive atmosphere.
    good snacks and lunch

    Consvery less salary. almost nil growth opportunity.

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease in salary

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Software Engineering Company

    Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
    Norwalk, CT

    ProsExtremely nice people, very knowledgable team of guys that are always willing to help you learn and achieve more; great free lunches Monday-Thursday; relaxed environment; feasible deadlines. There are numerous different areas to work under so that one may become familiar with many diverse technologies.

    ConsThe company is relatively new and therefore it is smaller than competitors like Bloomberg, so sometimes it may feel a little too casual... but this is a plus for me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf possible, try to train more specifics of certain jobs - that being said, you guys do a great job of holding learning sessions for specific lanugages, libraries, and frameworks!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful environment to work. Good use of technologies.

    Team Leader (Former Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsPersonal growth,
    Office culture and environment(Good work-life balance)
    Working in new technologies, specially open sources if needed.

    ConsApart from looking out for top colleges some of the positions\roles can be taken from good colleges from Local place like in Hyderabad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unbelievably dead work environment.

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding work, too much politics

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsCompensation 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 Senior ManagementNeed to better incentivize highly productive workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mediocre, not exciting company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life, given a ton of freedom

    ConsPay, pay and pay again. Promotions based on tenure not qualification. Company would rather see employees leave than break their rules of no advancement within the company unless you've worked x amount of years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed a shakeup, same old managers running the company since the 90's and have no perspective.

    Take on some debt and make a real acquisition to compete with Bloomberg.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great start but you get mothers rather than managers

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsColleagues
    Exposure to finance
    Work/life balance
    medical & dental
    pension

    ConsManagers are mothers rather than role models.
    Pay is not great
    'IT support' rather than 'consultant'

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop mothering your employee's
    Work harder to keep top performers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to gain experience and start your career.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsCareer advancement tappers off once you reach a certain level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent with employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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