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FactSet Reviews

Updated June 23, 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)

  • Slow career growth which is not transparent (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company for Software Engineers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary with great benefits.

    Cons

    No growth for Systems Engineer and they literally work like labors.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve your Systems Engineering Department


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, not a clear career path"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Snacks, young culture, free lunch, at first there were more company outings

    Cons

    Management, the role of a consultant is actually just a customer service role, be more clear about the intensity of the phone role in the interview

    Advice to Management

    help with a career path


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Limited Mobility"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "software engineer"

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    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


  5. "Great starting place"

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    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


  6. "Good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Free lunch.

    Cons

    Laid back work culture. Not so good compensation.


  7. "My internship at factset"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company had a great culture and benefits and paid great

    Cons

    They encourage you to pick a project in a language you are not familiar with, but then make you figure out how learn it on your own.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "This is OK place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at FactSet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a good place for entry level engineers. Folks are helpful. Resource is abundant and management is tolerant and patient to help you get to know the environment, tools and technology to be productive. Will be good enough after a year to know all the needed basics.

    Cons

    Factset is a poorly paid tech company, assuming it compares itself to fb goog or linkedin. After 3 to 4 years in the company, you will get used to the less efficient team work and the work is far less fun. A dull place.


  9. "Good job, management so-so"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Support Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate Support Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice office, friendly environment. Room for growth, good team environment, friendly corporate culture. Gym in building, great location, pay is decent to start.

    Cons

    Long hours, management was inexperienced and used a micro-management style that was both frustrating and demotivating. Having regular positive feedback, as well as patience and training, would be vastly helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees and learn how to motivate them without exclusively using negative feedback. Develop trust and


  10. "Full Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open work culture
    Flexible work hours
    Absence of any micro-management

    Cons

    I have found none so far.


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