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Updated April 27, 2017
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  • The career growth for some teams is not that great, sometimes a work-life balance might be tricky (in 25 reviews)

  • slow career growth we need to wait for our turn (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place To Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Consultant in Norwalk, CT
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Norwalk is not the greatest location.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to those under you.


  2. "Factset is a premier place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Factset has got to be one of the most giving companies to its employees. Free lunch, fruit, snacks, drinks; literally anything you could ask for. You have dual monitors to be more productive, very nice chairs and the quality of work is pretty fun.

    Cons

    You have to work pretty hard; long hours and work/life balance is not the easiest to pull off. But, if you like what you do, it is actually not bad.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management has actually weathered the financial crisis with great vision, and I am very impressed with the c-level officers/presidents of our company. We are growing, despite being in a treacherous market for our customer base. That is amazing.


  3. ""Great Place to work at and grow, Laid back atmosphere, fun people to work with""

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, Benefits such as free lunch and snacks, nice laptops. Location.

    Cons

    Would rather have a better office in California.

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of any.


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  5. "Factset offers opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and respectful colleagues. There are a whole host of opportunities to learn at Factset. Plus you get to work with a fantastic product that is supported by a massive engineering team. Each day is different, and while coding can be monotonous, and the job can be somewhat technical, there is so much creativity that one can employ in their approach to managing their clients.

    Cons

    Hours can be long. Compensation could be higher. I havent been around long enough yet to know how the compensation scale works as one advances within the company. Factset also does not have a ton of its own content.

    Advice to Management

    Need better Q&A for content. Content on the fixed income side needs to be ramped up so that we can compete with Bloomberg for the huge fixed income community.


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment to work at compared to other places. People are generally friendly and willing to help whenever necessary. The work hours are good and it is rare that you have to stay late, unless of course there is an emergency of some kind. You can work from home sometimes, so if you like telecommuting this is a big plus. The company is growing pretty fast and so there is good opportunity for promotion and professional development. The engineering department is well respected in the organization. To sum up, it is a fun company to work at and a good environment for professional development.

    Cons

    The salary is decent, especially when you start out working. But, you can probably get more elsewhere as time goes on and you become more experienced. Then again, you will have to work in a more stressful environment to get that higher salary, so it is up to you to decide what you want more. The annual feedback review process is annoying. You have to fill out a long for for yourself and a bunch of people you have worked with during the year. The form is way too long with too many duplicate questions that you have to answer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work in terms of running the company, but watch out for smaller competitors. Be careful as you transition from being a small company to being a medium sized company. The friendly environment and culture is a big selling point of the company and it would be a shame if the company lost that as it grew and became bigger. Do something about the review process, it is annoying and takes up too much valuable time that can be better spent elsewhere.


  7. "Great place to start the career,"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented co-workers, challenging assignments, cities are nice to live in.

    Cons

    Weather can be harsh for those who didn't grow up in the area. Cost of living is fairly high.

    Advice to Management

    Not application at this level.


  8. "Best company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young atmosphere and a lot of fun to work for.

    Cons

    I don't really know of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    FactSet provides excellent opportunities to engineers, starting from the moment they are hired, to move up both in title and in compensation. If you are willing to work, then you will be greatly satisfied with the company's willingness to make you happy. The environment is casual yet highly productive, and the management layers are nearly all previous engineers (right up to the president!) so managers understand the actual process of development, and are therefore very supportive and very efficient and insightful in their project decisions.

    Cons

    Because of the rapid growth of the company and the exploding demand for many of our products, nearly every group is overworked and/or understaffed. This sets a great stage for those interested in opportunities to step up and be noticed, but will severely unsettle those who are accustomed to "quiet" weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. "The company has continued to not only remain stable, but to grow and thrive, even during a difficult economic climate."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    FactSet offers the potential for growth and learing for all employees, as well as excellent benefits, corporate culture and work-life balance.

    Cons

    I can't think of one

    Advice to Management

    Continue to speak to employees and get their feedback consistently.


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    "Great environment!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people! It's a great environment. I've been here 1.5 years and already been promoted. I'm learning new things every day. The client interaction requires an entry-level person to interact with very senior-level finance professionals on a daily basis. It can be challenging, but it's also very rewarding to see somebody use the work you built for them. Plus, you learn a ton while working here.

    Cons

    It's a do-it-yourself kind of atmosphere - there's no handholding. This is a very positive thing, but it also means that if you don't take initiative, you won't move up the ranks. Daily work can be difficult when you have no idea what the client is asking for. Nobody here will just give you the answer, everyone works hard to try and figure things out on their own before asking for help. Don't get me wrong, plenty of help is always available if you need it.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the company culture as laid back as possible. The more we trend toward a staunchy corporate environment, the more your employees will act up and the less respect they'll have for you.


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