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FactSet Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.6 435 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley

Philip A. Hadley

(318 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Perfect work-life balance for example you will get mentor when you are on boarding (in 66 reviews)

  • very good work life balance; nice coworkers; no pushing; soft deadline; free lunch (in 97 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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    Okay place to start your career, not great to stay long term

    Content Specialist (Former Employee) Norwalk, CT

    ProsGood benefits, free lunch 4/5 days of the week, increased responsibilities given to you if you are able to prove abilities; work life balance was ideal as most of the work days was by and large 9-5.

    ConsCompensation is below market; it is apparent that some people have been in their roles for years (and perform poorly/flat trajectory), but over the years have just been parked in one role and will never move out of that space for the rest of their tenor with FDS; career growth can take years as it is more political than any thing else (as management structure is not flat, and promotions can not happen until end of fiscal year and need to be approved by upper management).

    Advice to Senior ManagementScale compensation to the value your teams are delivering, and train managers to focus on how to grow their people (not just making sure they get their stuff done for the day).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Lead Software Engineer (Former Employee) Norwalk, CT

    ProsGood place to start a career as they make you feel like you're part of a team... very collegiate feeling. There are some very smart people that work at the company, but a number of them are on their way out fed-up with indecision in some areas of the company.

    ConsTechnology choices are old (VMS for example) and while they're trying hard to update, it's taking FOREVER. They will also make you fight for a top salary... you can get one, but they're not going to give it to you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIndecision can be worse than the wrong decision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ok for fresher

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    Prosgood work life balance
    good culture

    Conslimited scope for career
    less package

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start with.

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsGreat place for the beginners. Nice and flexible management to support employees.

    ConsTakes longer than expected to grow. The compensation needs to be improved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to improve career progression path.

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

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    Amazing people but management unprofessional until the very end.

    Consultant (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe people are great. Get to work with some of the very best in the fintech industry. One of the few vendors where sales work hand in hand with consultants and build strong teams. The starting salary is second to none and the kitchen is always stocked with goodies!

    ConsManagement are unprofessional right until the very end.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees of factset are young and impressionable, give them something to remember not regret.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    "Overall I'm satisfied with Benefits"

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    Prospositive work environment, employee benefits, Non-accountable services to employee, corporate ethics...

    Consless opportunities in personnel growth, research to be done to a bounded environment...

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee involvement (about suggestions) in decision making, expand growth opportunities...

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

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    Great first job, nothing after that...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is pretty hard to get fired from FactSet which can be frustrating for top performing employees.

    ConsFactSet has a great way of hiring entry level employees right out of college and manipulating them to think this is the best place to work on the planet where they have no perspective on how other companies will operate. They distract them with things like happy hours, free lunches, vitamin water in the fridge, etc. where the hardest workers continue to get pushed harder and are significantly underpaid relative to competitors. They can also easily be distracted by internal politics for advancement opportunities meaning they will promote the more senior employee instead of properly staffing positions where qualified people with proven track records should be considered. Promotion decisions are generally decided before the opportunity presented to the general pool of employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is time for a change on how compensation is structured and a significant reorganization of account managers, sales people, support teams, etc. is required. Senior employees continue to grow more and more frustrated until a mediocre opportunity comes around with another company and they leave considering the amount of 5-10 years of experienced employees that have left in the past several years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun atmosphere, smart people great environment to learn and flourish.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Norwalk, CT

    Prosfree lunch, community events, nice office park location

    Consnot really anything that comes to mind

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

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    Great opportunities for College graduates

    Project Management (Current Employee) Norwalk, CT

    ProsOpportunity to gain experience and grow professionally. Excellent training

    ConsCompany growing pains. Transitioning to a larger company

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

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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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