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Updated May 22, 2017
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  • The career growth for some teams is not that great, sometimes a work-life balance might be tricky (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Shifting Dynamics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    - Lunch subsidized (still have to pay some for lunch in NYC)
    - Work around high level management
    - A fair amount of autonomy
    - Multiple offices around the country make working out of another office easy
    - Great exposure to clients. If you plan to stay in the industry, very easy way to gain lots of contacts and use the company as a stepping stool into other roles in the industry.

    Cons

    - Coming in as a Consultant, you're end up staying on the support desk longer than they advertise
    - Compensation is a little lower than it should be based on the work you're doing (essentially act as analysts for clients)
    - FactSet is growing from a mid- size company to large and going through growing pains. TONS of shifts in HR policies that have resulted in slower transitions to new roles.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to transfer into roles quicker. The company has been losing great talent because people feel that they can't move into the roles they want, as quick as they'd like. This, coupled with marginally lower pay, has been causing many of the best to leave (can also be a great opportunity for those other hard workers).


  2. "Good benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Equity Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, people, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Upward mobility, Growth, Technology challenges


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Limited Mobility"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits: vacation days, healthcare, young environment, great learning opportunities if you apply yourself.
    Sponsor the CFA (if you pass)
    Great exposure to clients including a lot of C-suite folks in the finance community
    Good place to set yourself up to work for a client and make decent $

    Cons

    The support role isn't very glamorous, and it is quite inconsistent (both good and bad). One day you could be telling someone how to shut off the mobile app and another day you could be building out entire performance reports for a whole firm. After few years of consulting, the bad starts to outweigh the good, but you have to go out and fetch your new job internally.

    Transition times between consulting and other jobs take too long, which means in addition to the forced 2.5 yrs in consulting, you can tack on another 3 months of transition time before you can stop answering your previous clients. Internally, the firm is seeking to change the consulting model, but that'll mean a good chance of trial and error for a few years before they get it right.

    Consultants across offices within the United States all make the same salary, regardless of city. Of course, no one forced you to choose New York over Norwalk, but it would be appropriate to adjust salary for living expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Bloomberg consultants get paid more, it's time to increase our salaries or increase our lunch allotment which hasn't been changed in 15 years.


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  5. "FDS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I like it here I do.

    Cons

    This requires five words here

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (2)

    "software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Nice colleagues.

    Cons

    old technology, legacy code, package below average


  7. "Amazing company with strong vision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, exposure to senior management, ability for travel, intellectually challenging client base. Lunch 4 days a week, great health benefits, and generous vacation.

    Cons

    Role transitions can be slow and inefficient. Often times you may be working on old responsibilities 6months into a new role.

    Advice to Management

    Move and reward top performers faster


  8. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good autonomy over work that you do
    -Good culture/people
    -Young company
    -Growing

    Cons

    -They've extended consultant program time-length
    -Managers don't help career progression, you're on your own
    -Disconnect between engineering and sales sides


  9. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and polite colleagues. Everyone respects your thoughts and suggestions.

    Cons

    Learning curve is not high after a couple of years.


  10. "Great starting place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Great place to start a career - you learn a lot
    Benefits, 401k match $ - $ up to 4%, free lunch M-Th

    Cons

    Pay raises are small each 6mths - very market driven and inconsistant
    Clicks in management and other groups
    Lots of turnover at 1-2 year mark

    Advice to Management

    More consistant expectations for compensation
    Cost of living adjustment for more expensive cities
    Change the 2 year mark Up or Out culture, keep your talent longer


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Senior software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Flexible, but that all depends on your direct chain of management. Working closely with product development allows you to make technical decisions and shape up the code base within your scope.

    Cons

    Not a big fan of old technology that's still being used. Migrating from one platform to another takes forever. Too much legacy stuff to maintain


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