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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley

Philip A. Hadley

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85% of employees 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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    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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    awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood company location, friendly crew

    Consno free lunch on Fridays!

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore promotions

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

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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 start a career

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood work culture, dynamic, youthful with a strong sense of "everyone in it together". Lots of social interaction, both in the office and with evenings/lunches out

    ConsPay is not very generous, especially after the first step of your career there. Company strategy seems to have hit a bit of a wall - growth is not as fast as before and the company do not seem to be aggressively searching for new growth opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay better to keep talent from leaving the company. Look to move the company to the next level by investing in new areas for growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job for undergraduates

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsInitial training of 6 weeks
    Great level of responsibility given to consultants/account executives
    Great team spirit

    ConsWork/Life Balance
    Average compensation is below the market

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in your committed employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unbeatable first job, nowhere to go after 18 months

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsPeople, Culture, Broad exposure to financial world, meeting CIOs, CEOs on their level from the start, impossible to get fired

    ConsNo career path unless sales, Motherly management unable to face tough problems head on

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're hiring professionals, not children. Reward the highest performers, don't focus on keeping the worst performers

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

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    Consultant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany helps to obtain certificates

    Consyou are more like an IT consultant

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    A good place to start

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsOpportunities to learn all about finance and the financial world

    ConsSocial life seems to be limited to job function - not much mixing as a whole

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Legacy technologies and database update systems

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with. All fun loving humble engineers.

    ConsTransferrable skills in your dreams.
    You hire excellent engineers to maintain data update systems?
    You recruit from Universities and you haven't increased your starting pay for the past 10 years. Where have you considered inflation? Least starting salary in the Financial software field.
    The year you join, you are given a flat hike no matter how well you do. Justification is that there wasn't enough time to prove your skills.
    So in 2 years, you would only have actually completed 1 proper appraisal cycle.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want young engineers to stay, pay them well enough and they will work more and give you the best. Tell your HR to do some market research regarding starting pay. Hiring immigrants and sponsoring them doesn't mean they won't leave you for another job. 30 years and still not a billion dollar firm. That says it all.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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