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FactSet Boston Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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  • Some take advantage of the work life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Slow career growth which is not transparent (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Implementation Specialist and Business Consultant for RMS Products"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    StartUp feel within established company
    High Quality products
    Motivated and Quality Work Force
    Opportunity to advance
    Worldwide offices
    Decent compensation for new grads

    Cons

    Nonstucturered/ Learn as you go training model (within RMS)
    Patchwork/ non consistent client support (specific cases)
    Difficulty scaling to larger workload and client coverage


  2. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Research in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director of Research in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FactSet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of smart people working there.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get things done within the context of a large company.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Free Lunch
    -Young/Active Culture
    -Strong Responsibility at a young age out of school

    Cons

    -Glorified Help Desk
    -Under-Paid
    -Not appreciated/Lowsy Management


  4. "Company evaluation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly

    Cons

    Legacy code base can take time to get used to.


  5. "Superb Company"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FactSet (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Great benefits
    Great life-work balance

    Cons

    can't think of any at this moment


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Limping boldly into obsolescence"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They give you money and health insurance.

    Cons

    They make you hate your life.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing---it's far too late for that.


  7. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Investment Management Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Management Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, good people, great client exposure, location and perks

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, lot of responsibility fast

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, and great corporate culture. Compensation is good if your work is recognized, which can depend on your manager. Great place to work right out of school if you are not sure what you want to do in finance.

    Cons

    The clients can treat you poorly sometimes and its not a true consulting role. You have the opportunity to get in front of clients right away and often, but not management consulting, more of a client support role.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "A lot of hours, a lot of travel - good people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    most of the people are great to work with

    Cons

    ibanking model - work you until you drop to you burn out quickly

    Advice to Management

    if you are going to have the ibanking model, pay the ibanking model


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Own boss, interesting work, financial markets, client interaction, work life balance

    Cons

    hard to advance, demanding client,

    Advice to Management

    Expand beyond just the platform


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