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"Lack of direction and incentive"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at FactSet full-time

Pros

Good work life balance.
Can learn a bit of development as long as you are a "yes" man.

Cons

bad career choice if you intend to "learn" anything in finance.
Extremely low pay especially if they sense that you need a visa.
Not a value addition to your resume in terms of brand name.
This is a software company that thinks that it can solve finance problems by writing code. The attitude percolates through the management ranks.
If you are an independent thinker, you cant progress here as they want people who say "yes".
No culture of modeling,research and no tradition of hiring smart people who can bring outside perspectives.
They misrepresent the nature of work as Financial engineering when all you will be doing is to write code and debug legacy code.It is actually financial development and a very poor development experience too at that.

Advice to Management

If you want to grow, bring a tradition of innovation and hire people who bring research acumen and originality.

There is a tremendous "Old boys club" culture that is dangerous to any organization.

There is absolute lack of transparency when it comes to career progression.

Other Employee Reviews for FactSet

  1. Helpful (1)

    "High responsibility, good learning experiences."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FactSet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High responsibility, good learning experiences, autonomy.

    Cons

    Ability to maintain continuous challenges through role changes or promotions. Some large company bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Align goals in all cross-functional areas of development, design, database, etc.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    very good work life balance; nice coworkers; no pushing; soft deadline; free lunch

    Cons

    why we don't have free lunch at Friday :P

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