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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 we need to wait for our turn (in 23 reviews)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "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


  3. 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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Great starting place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Lack of competance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch/ nothing to do.

    Cons

    low pay, no bonus.

    Advice to Management

    start doing something


  9. 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


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Don't Apply if you're a woman over 40 years of age!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, snacks, community activities

    Cons

    Don't Apply if you're a woman over 40 years of age

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of micro-managers!


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