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"Honeymoon period will not last long..."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant
Current Employee - Consultant
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

good work-life balance
stress free Job
free lunch Monday-Thursday
full health benefits
401-K match and stock plan
lot's of responsibility only months into the job
excellent exposure to clients

Cons

- Compensation and promotion policies here are a mystery
- If you ask questions, you will hear the same generic answer from all levels of management over and over again
- Pay is sub-par, with no performance bonus and small raises
- You will not be rewarded for working hard
- Has become more bureaucratic in past couple of years

Advice to Management

Work on employee development rather than recruiting. Pay employees competitive salaries or bonuses and quality of the product will increase

Other Employee Reviews for FactSet

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start a career but the greatness doesn't last"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance, free lunch, free snacks and drinks, surrounded by very intelligent and friendly coworkers, good health coverage, stock purchase program, low stress work environment

    Cons

    employee morale is falling, attrition is rising, bureaucracy prevents rapid innovation from happening, key talent is getting ready to leave while the company worries more about recruiting than employee development and retention, little motivation to go above and beyond

    Advice to Management

    Some recent policies intended to control operating costs have caused resentment, jealousy, and infighting between groups. Senior management is widely perceived as being out of touch with lower level employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Make your own career here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Flexible hours
    Very smart and friendly co-workers
    Opportunities for advancement in software engineering exist, if you are willing to speak up for yourself and make management aware of your desires

    Cons

    QA department is woefully under-staffed
    Product Developers have too much control over engineering - they often tell engineers exactly which projects to work on and how to do them

    Advice to Management

    We are a software company, to succeed, you'll need to ensure that good software engineers want to work here. Lack of support for engineering decisions from senior management and product development make the good engineers walk away.


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