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"Current employee - Senior Software Engineer"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great work-life balance.
Great opportunities for professional grow if you are in the right team/product.
Good medical and dental insurance.
Good corporate culture.
Good perks, free lunch in cafeteria on Mon-Thur, snacks, sodas and so on.

Cons

Some products/groups are using very outdated technology and many others are using just outdated.
Too much emphasis on 'loyalty' - time with company, it's blocking career opportunity for experienced engineers from the 'industry'.

Advice to Management

Be more open for outside influence.

Other Employee Reviews for FactSet

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    "A culture of non-productivity, where hard work is rarely rewarded"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FactSet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Good benefits: 401k, healthcare, free lunch four days a week.
    * Good location in Midtown.
    * Quiet office. You get your own cubicle with lots of space.
    * The technology stack, while antiquated in some areas, is very well organized.

    Cons

    * The work gets boring very fast. There is often not enough work to do. You will see people surfing the web most of the day.
    * The office environment is very awkward. Everyone is separated into cubicles, with managers in offices far away. You rarely interact with your co-workers. I've gone days without speaking to anyone. Collaboration with your team is minimal. Everyone is given their own project and sent to work on it by themselves.
    * Don't expect to be challenged here. After one year, I had only ever worked on one project.
    * Working harder/faster gets you no where. All that ends up happening is you'll have lots of free time to sit around doing nothing.
    * Year end bonus is zero.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your employees and keep them busy. Foster a more collaborative environment.


  2. "Great place to start a career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Young office, very laid back, everyone is pretty much right out of college. They give you a good amount of responsibility fairly quickly.

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous- easy to lose engagement. Pay is not great, but there are usually frequent raises.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with consultants

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