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  • Some take advantage of the work life balance (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1. "Very young company, Average age 25 so many children employed."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are above average and exceptional.

    Cons

    Political and promotions based more on popularity than work achieved.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions to management positions are given due to longevity at company as opposed to competency.


  2. "Good Place To Work"

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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 Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Norwalk is not the greatest location.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to those under you.

  3. "Experience can vary greatly based on group/management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge attention to work life balance. Everyone gets a laptop for maximum flexibility. Benefits are very good. Work can be pretty interesting, and there are opportunities for contributions outside your core competency if you seek them out, which also keeps things interesting.

    Cons

    Individual experience can vary widely based on manager. Some managers work hard to help reports succeed, exposing achievements to upper level management and providing opportunities for growth and technical challenges, with proper feedback along the way. Others not so much, which can be extremely frustrating if you'd like to get on the "fast track."

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to make opportunities more universally known and available. Screen managers more carefully and provide better training so that they'll be better equipped to grow their reports professionally within the organization.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very Political Environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a college grad there are a lot of employees your own age and experience level. Folks there know how to have fun and it's a fun plac eto transition out of the college life

    Cons

    If you are a college grad there are a lot of managers your own age and experience level. Office politics are significant. While not stereotyping everyone, there is a definite sense that folks are there for their own good and team work is typically a barter of political capital rather than an immerse, fun experience

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all employees. Be involved with daily life, employees had little to no interaction with senior management, even at social gatherings when their "favorites" would just hover around them. This isn't grade school - getting a gold star from teacher isn't going to help us beat Bloomberg and others.


  5. "I mostly like it."

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

    Pros

    It has some of the advantages of a big company and a little company rolled up together. There's a lot of room for people to work on new projects and products, but you have the resources and perks of a larger company.

    Cons

    Lots of information seems to get lost. You need to track everything to really know what's going on throughout the company. There's very little internal documentation, and what does exist is out of date. It's clear what you're rated on as far as promotions go, but there's less transparency about other aspects.

    Advice to Management

    Should come up with a better way to ensure different groups don't step on each others' toes, but still get work done without being bogged down by process.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company even in tough times. Accessible leadership. Good compensation and benefits packages.

    Cons

    Fast growth = young leaders without much experience and lack of formal mentoring and leadership development programs leave many new managers fending for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Good work situating the company poised to take advantage of market opportunities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, really nice people and a good atmosphere."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They seem to understand the desires that many developers have, seem to have a good grasp on changing technology and how it can improve their product. The people are extremely nice and fun, a good place to be around.

    Cons

    Norwalk is not the most glamorous place to live, but the people are really great there. They lag behind some other companies in areas such as flex hours and dress code, which isn't a big deal but is really nice to have.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to help improve your product, continue to listen to their ideas and keep their morale high. Ultimately, they will want to stay and that will improve your product.

  8. "Good to start but slow knowledge progress overall."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A person can start and polish his IT and/or managerial skills. Some knowledge would be gained.

    Cons

    Limited knowledge gaining opportunities, some departments are stuck in old technologies and do not want to change due to their leaders lack of interest in learning (but in gaining). People relations are neutral. Overall many manual operations for things can could have been automated long time ago.

    Advice to Management

    To stop the management "one size fits all" and focus on building more dialog with employees in particular having in mind the growing diversity within the company.


  9. "pretty good compared to the industry in the area"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of good reasons to work here. The company puts a lot of effort into training. The company puts a lot of effort into making nice workplaces, and it tries to get people into offices quickly. The most senior management is excellent.

    Cons

    The perks are sort of mediocre; while there are free snacks, drinks, and lunch four days a week, the options are somewhat crappy. Recruiting standards are dropping in some cases, people seem to be quota-focused more than quality employee focused. There isn't a strong culture of terminating people that don't perform. Middle management is often weak, lacks direction, or completely negligent of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    would be nice to have some technical direction


  10. Helpful (3)

    "You've got to earn it."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you just want a place to chill and pay the bills, Factset is a place for you. You will not learn anything new here.

    Cons

    They pay less than the current market salary in the bay area. If you go anywhere else (startups or established companies), you will be guaranteed to make significantly more. QA is non-existing. The bug tracking is developed inhouse, and it sucks ass. My manager's manager loves reading email.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people who are under you. Legacy systems are worth to keep only if they work. If they don't work in the first place, they are not legacy systems, they are grap and need to be gotten rid of (read. RPD sucks).


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