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"Just ok."

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Current Employee - Engineer
Current Employee - Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Factual full-time

Pros

Good mission, strong product and data offerings, brilliant and humble CEO, nice technology experience, bright people, nice office perks and snacks

Cons

The compensation is on the low-end as far as salary goes. Stock options might make up for this but that's of course a gamble. There's not much transparency as far as how compensation is handled. Some managers are hard to work with.

Advice to Management

Hire more personable managers. Help people know they're getting a fair deal for compensation by adding more transparency (e.g., lay out ranges of compensation for different levels of experience and stage joining the company).

Other Employee Reviews for Factual

  1. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best & most unique companies in tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Factual full-time

    Pros

    Factual's leadership is one of the most modest and ego-less groups I've ever worked for. They proactively enlist feedback from its field sales team.

    Cons

    There's not a robust training program. Information is scattered amongst many people, documents and portals. Company is slow to make decisions and doesn't put enough value on marketing and branding.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build the transparent, open environment people like so much but add some structure and organization to how groups work together.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Average place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, relaxing culture, and unlimited vacation. Great place for fresh grad software engineers. As a software engineer, you will learn lots of cutting edge technologies.

    Gil is a great, personable CEO.

    Cons

    The projects typically revolves around adtech industry.

    The recent company value they publish was rather hypercritical. I think they publish that to make senior management feel good, but a lot of people don't believe in these values.

    Engineers are being unfairly compensated, especially Data Engineers. Firstly, most of the Data Engineers are in fact data analyst, and receive an engineering title, and therefore expecting to be better compensated. Most of the engineers receive a market, or below market salary, and negligible share of company's liquidity, and salary adjustment does not happen often.

    Data Engineers aren't being well respected, in particular, fairly compensated. Salary adjustment after joining the company is rather minimal.

    There's very little professional training opportunity for Data Engineer. It is unlikely for a data engineer to acquire essential engineering skill after a year or two of tenureship in the company, unless one is being proactive at acquiring software skills.

    Non-engineering teams also aren't well respected, professionally, at the company.

    Bottom line: Software engineer shouldn't expect a market value compensation package, and stock option means non to minimal value. Don't come to factual as data engineer, they aren't well respected and compensated, and it is unlikely you will learn important big data technology here at factual.

    Factual Response

    Sep 2, 2016 – Founder & CEO

    Wow, I'm really disheartened to hear some of what you're saying. I want to talk about respect first. One of my favorite things about Factual is the wonderful and amazing team we've built here ... More


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