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FactSet Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
501 Reviews
3.7
501 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.  

    A great company to start your career with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's fairly easy to get a job at FDS
    Free lunch
    Great life/work balance

    Cons

    long working hours (8:30-5:30)
    Factset does not tend employ experienced individuals, entry level positions only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider employing more experienced people,
    consider using employment agencies to get better candidates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good time working at Factset

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Can be part of all the software development stages from designing to testing , this will happen right from day 1.
    Your ideas will be listened to .
    Ever growing market share
    Helpful teams .

    Cons

    In content collection team you will have to work on .Net and related technologies only
    Sometimes I felt its not geeky enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Young Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Management Consultant
    Current Employee - Investment Management Consultant

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

    Pros

    - Responsibility to get on with your own work
    - Smart young workforce with strong teamwork
    - Opportunities to travel to work with clients
    - Very good place to start a career

    Cons

    - The young culture can sometimes be too relaxed
    - No bonus comp scheme for Consultants
    - Sometimes people recognised for the wrong things
    - Unclear about the long term prospects after you get to Institutional Sales level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, constant growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best company I have ever worked for, they treat employees very well and value their work
    Plenty of room to move upwards
    Salary is on par with the street

    Cons

    The company is highly selective in all position and there is a lot of competition, I have tried to refer a number of friends and none have been hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep offering stock and treating employees how they deserve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FactSet

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Inexperienced Team leaders in some teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced tea leaders to train freshers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Love the work life balance here :)

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

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Everyone here is so friendly and supporting. One can learn a lot from this company

    Cons

    .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start a software engineering career, beware the politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    - A very young culture in Software Engineering (most hires are straight out of undergrad)

    - Great opportunities to develop yourself at the start of your career

    - Talent at FactSet is actively recruited by companies like Google and Facebook.

    - The cons won't directly affect the early portion of your career at FactSet

    Cons

    - The company is transitioning into a large company, and is struggling with how to manage the transition

    - Upper management doesn't know how to handle employee feedback. Speaking up about problems can lead to negative consequences, especially if it points out issues your management chain is trying to hide.

    - There is some resentment of software engineers by the non-engineers at the company (who make up most of FactSet's workforce). The resentment stems from the fact that the engineers are paid more despite having lax dress standards and flexible hours. Software Engineering's management doesn't know how to deal with this problem.

    - Complaints about the "old boys club" from other reviews are still valid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very high level managers outside of Software Engineering would do well to talk to the low level developers of problem projects to get their impression of what's going wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good facilities, meagre compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Good Employee facilities like free pickup and free drop,free food.
    -Flexible working hours.
    -Work Life balance.

    Cons

    -Very less salary hikes even after promotion.
    -Weak IJP policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the performance appraisal plan and provide substantial hikes.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Free shuttle, drinks, food. Semi-annual performance-based bonuses but low salary compared to competitors.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor in Taguig (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Editor in Taguig (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    Easy internal job promotion. Paid vacation leaves. Medical benefits. Mutual fund for employees. Regular career growth training programs.

    Cons

    Politics with upper management. They tend to follow seniority when promoting people. Stressful quarterly peak seasons which require you to render overtime up to 2-4 hours a day. Not so up-to-date software and tools are used in performing jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to be so lenient with erring employees. Please try to invest more on new tools and software technologies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best launching pad for freshers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Nice work culture,good support from management ,Good facilities

    Cons

    Less compensation..Apart from compensation I found no cons at work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be increased in order to increase financial satisfaction of the employee.Apart from compensation every thing is really good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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