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FactSet Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
474 Reviews

3.8
474 Reviews
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FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    The company is not what it once was. Initiative and innovation have been replaced by complacency and cya.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefit programs. Stipend for lunch 4 days a week. Clean office spaces.

    Cons

    Focus is on expense reduction, keeping the stock price up and pleasing research analysts instead of focus on innovation, improving, and customers. Many poor managers in place because of connections vs abilities to lead and manage. Risk taking, extra effort, and new ideas replaced by a "cover your a**", do what you're told and just exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to follow what is written in management textbooks.
    Do not stifle your employees because you are so busy trying to create useless metrics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good place for preparing an interview for top tech companies

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

    Pros

    - Work and life balanced, Laid back
    - Free snack and beverage

    Cons

    - Nothing to add to your resume after even one year.
    - Nothing to learn, because most techs that are used in this company are out of date. You have to get used to the old system.
    - If Green Card is critical to you, don't think about this company. After three years?? NO GUARANTEE!!
    - No bonus, and stock option. Satisfied with your salary if you are a software engineer not senior.
    - Don't imagine that you would get good review from your manager for first three years. Even if you do your best, they don't care. It will depend on your manager, but it is hard to find a good manager in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about how to make people not leave this company. Stop talking about the best working place ranking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Own boss, interesting work, financial markets, client interaction, work life balance

    Cons

    hard to advance, demanding client,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand beyond just the platform

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    FactSet is a great place to feel respected!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Norwalk, CT

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great people, free lunch, flexible, given a ton of responsibility and trust by upper management

    Cons

    Free food is too tempting!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work, but need to beef up its appeal

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Friendly people. Ample physical cube/office space.

    Cons

    Compensation could be more competitive, and tilted more to reward performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to create an environment that appeals to ambitious and aspiring technologist -- be it more drastic higher pay for high performance , more freedom in adventuring new technology, or other means.

    As a tech company, it got to strive hard to avoid becoming appealing to the mediocre B-performers but boring the A-performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Incredible learning experience!

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

    Pros

    Amazing, friendly people always willing to help. Learned a lot about corporate work life and company culture. Free lunch was a huge plus!

    Cons

    None that I know of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to start career

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

    Pros

    work life balance
    opportunities to learn on both development level and product level

    Cons

    relatively slow on technology updates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, stock purchase program, CFA program, 401k, benefits, young employee base

    Cons

    young employee base, (either way you look at it)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but not great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance.
    - Good compensation, benefits.
    - Managers provide some autonomy to their employees

    Cons

    - Training is not helpful at all.
    - Poor learning curve.
    - Adhoc practices of SDLC.
    - Poor code review culture.
    - Poor time management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Building a Long-term Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    I absolutely love working for FactSet! My favorite part about the company, by far, is people. FactSetters are driven and passionate individuals working towards a common goal. The management provides multiple opportunities for upward mobility, which is encouraged and supported. By allowing its employees to find their own niche within the firm, the company ensures personal and professional satisfaction. This, in return, becomes a decisive factor for people to build their long-term careers with FactSet.

    Cons

    I haven't encountered any negative experiences during my career at FactSet. Hopefully, this trend will continue and I will have only positive things to share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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