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Updated July 25, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Limited Mobility"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • 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

  3. "FDS"

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    • 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


  4. Helpful (2)

    "software engineer"

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    • 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


  5. "Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Learn so much about the finance industry

    Cons

    Support desk the first 6 months


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Nice company culture, the people there are extremely nice. The work is as challenging as you make it

    Cons

    Raises aren't that much, not every team is treated equality. Hard to transfer between offices


  7. "Consultant"

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    • 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 starting pay out of college, incredible environment, work is challenging

    Cons

    Don't have any cons at all. Very happy with my job

  8. "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    -Culture
    -Hours
    -Benefits

    Great first job overall.

    Cons

    Ceiling is hit quickly and their seems to be a lack of effort to keep consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create career path for consultants.


  9. "Product Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance, can work from home

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth


  10. "Senior Software engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best workplace and friendly managements
    Accepting suggestions given

    Cons

    Compensation structure should be changed

    Advice to Management

    Need to normalize the salaries in India over a period


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