FactSet Reviews | Glassdoor

Find your next job here

FactSet Reviews

Updated January 21, 2018
789 reviews

Filter

Filter

Current Employees

3.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Phil Snow
201 Ratings

789 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Some take advantage of the work life balance (in 28 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Content Specialist II"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great coworkers, great benefits. Open communication with managers to discuss goals, projects, career progression, and your role in the department

    Cons

    Slow-paced at times due to multiple projects competing for the same resources


  2. "Software Enginner"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. Have very good work-life balance. Company outings several times each year.

    Cons

    Salary is about average. Immigration policy is just ok.

  3. "Good company, far not the first tier though"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Ok pay, good benefits,
    nice office, nice people

    Cons

    not very well supported, most learning is self-driven.
    big short of engineers, which reveals the C levels don't appreciate engineering enough

    Advice to Management

    Get more engineers, please!


  4. "Great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 FactSet full-time

    Pros

    High Growth Company with many different areas to advance in.

    Cons

    Career guidance must be self driven.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Above Average Job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, $8 for lunch

    Cons

    Pays less than competitors. Cost cutting is leading to less benefits.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Good job if you're in a good department"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance
    Benefits/Lunch
    Cool technologies on some teams
    Raises are good if you're truly a top performer - other reviews that say you never get a bonus or a good raise just weren't actually top performers. Also can be team dependent.
    New CTPO seems to have a better technology perspective than previous CTO

    Cons

    Raises can be below industry standards for average employees
    Compensation can also be team-dependent, the system requires a manager that will fight for you
    Rampant outsourcing means engineers may not have US jobs within a few years
    Some teams stuck working on outdated technologies
    C suite has no appreciation of engineering. CEO is a sales guy.
    New effort at the company to force all engineering to work the same way - one language, one set of tools, one type of database, etc totally shuts down innovation

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul review and compensation process
    Listen to engineering more
    Stop trying to force the entire engineering org into strict technology rules
    Stop doing things that obviously hurt morale and then pretend that you care about morale


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Pay is below average

    Cons

    Turnover is killing the company

  8. "Principal Content Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Content Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Content Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, smart, engaged, collaborative colleagues, collegial atmosphere, interesting work

    Cons

    limited yearly increases, growing pains

    Advice to Management

    Pick fewer things to focus on and communicate those choices; encourage senior managers and executives below the CEO to communicate priorities and values to their groups; provide managers with more P&L transparency


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    Pros

    Work from home option is great.

    Cons

    Earnings Seasons are tough but manageable.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to work as an engineer, needs a CTO though"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exposure to a wide variety of technologies
    - Generally smart, friendly, and helpful coworkers. Most employment horror stories don't apply to FactSet, everybody is decent here.
    - A companywide appreciation for work/life balance. You won't be expected to work more than a standard work week (other than rotating oncall duties), but if you want to do more, you will find opportunities for that.
    - Compensation is probably above average for software engineers. After a number of years you will also be eligible for stock options
    - Good health insurance

    Overall, I think this is a good place to develop a software engineering career. The only places that might be better are engineering-driven organizations like Google and Facebook, though every place comes with its own disadvantages.

    Cons

    I updated my review because I wanted to express my disagreement with the recent decision not to find a new CTO. Instead of a CTO they will have something like a Chief Product and Technology officer. Don't get me wrong, the product developers need a seat at the C-level. But even with the new SBU structure, there needs to be a single person who is responsible ONLY for engineering.

    I think this could end up being a very bad decision, because without central leadership engineering is at risk of stagnating/fracturing, especially since the engineers will also be divided into different strategic business units now. This also comes at a bad time, because solving stability issues will require strong leadership.

    Other cons:
    - Engineering is seriously lacking in internal documentation
    - There is some risk you could have a mediocre manager, though you can apply internally to change teams after 1.5 years or so
    - Less cutting edge work than Google or Facebook, but closer to the cutting edge than most other companies and improving consistently
    - Less support for H1B workers than some other companies (specifically I think they don't sponsor you the first year if you will have been with the company less than 6 months). Ask the recruiter for details on what to expect.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to create a head person who is responsible only for engineering and has a lot of authority, perhaps reporting to the CPTO.


Showing 789 of 1,143 reviews
Reset Filters