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FactSet Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2019

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  1. "Life and work balanced company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Got a lot opportunities to learn various things. Life and work is pretty balanced. 15 PTO to begin with, 1 day extra after each year. Subsidized lunch Monday-Thursday (usually only pay $0 ~$3 for out of pocket expense). Free health insurance. Discounted Stock purchase plan. 3% 401K match Free lunch

    Cons

    Two self performance reviews a year is kind of annoying while I am really busy on the work. I need to spare sometime to write all the reviews. Besides that, all is well.

    Advice to Management

    Be objective.

    FactSet2019-04-25
  2. "Good work life balance and perks at work"

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

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The peers are extremely helpful and always give their opinions

    Cons

    The immigration team lacks a little in helping candidates and that sometimes cause Visa Issues.

    FactSet2019-07-19
  3. "Software Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

      I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Work time quite flexible and Work From Home Friendly

      Cons

      There are too few interact between different teams

      FactSet2019-07-09
    • "Some teams left behind in the wave of improvements and modernization"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at FactSet full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Great benefits - Generally relaxed environment - Great employees who make it easy to get involved in clubs and activities

      Cons

      - On the low end of the competitive pay scale - Some management has been there for over a decade working on the same project which is NEVER a good idea - In a very awkward transitional period between management paradigms and engineering workflows - Switched the Agile but only offered training to "valuable" teams, leaving old, but still important teams out in the dark. - Company has been buying...

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      Advice to Management

      If a manager has been on the same product for 12+ years, move them to a different team; get fresh eyes on it. Also, if you're going to make Agile the default workflow, you need to train everyone or at least offer some online courses or something. Lastly, I understand you can't force teams to adopt new technology and standards, but if you're going to have a standards review team (which you do) and officially endorse...

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      FactSet2019-07-01
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good company to start but not to continue after 3 years"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at FactSet full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      good technology, good work life balance

      Cons

      bad management low salary no H1B visa

      Advice to Management

      please fire the CTO and get someone who makes sense. Dont hire someone who surrounds himself with "Yes" man and not take any real feedbacks. Please treat employees well.

      FactSet2019-07-16
    • Helpful (3)

      "Good work life balance, below average pay"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer 

      I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good work life balance; Good working environment; relatively good health plan and other benefits.

      Cons

      Below average pay; no bonus for engineers; no onsite gym; not so easy to switch teams internally.

      FactSet2019-04-11
    • Helpful (2)

      "Work/Life Balance"

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

      I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Great work/life balance Challenging Opportunity for growth

      Cons

      Lots of legacy... So much legacy

      FactSet2019-03-24
    • Helpful (8)

      "Not a technology focussed company"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at FactSet full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Work/Life balance. Most of the people at the organization are nice people.

      Cons

      Pay is below market rate The tech stack is arcane and hence not too many options to learn new things Upper management is out of touch with tech and the products offered Lots of cost cutting, no career progression and nothing cutting edge is happening here

      Advice to Management

      A lot of old management that had an engineering background has been pushed out and replaced with marketing and management people who really have no idea what the tech is. Way more hires in India and Philippines than the US. This is not a strong trend for a technology focussed company

      FactSet2019-04-03
    • Helpful (5)

      "General review"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at FactSet full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      1. East to get in (just follow the interview questions on glassdoor) 2. If lucky you get to work with latest javascript frameworks on most of the teams 3. Free Food from Monday to Thursday 4. Good work life balance 4. Headquarter close to NYC

      Cons

      Many actually 1. Immigration process too worse compared to any other company - They wont start literally anything without you pushing on them. Also even if they started there is no way to track progress other than contacting the people involved. Forget about starting green card process. If you have someone on H4 then it will be a night mare to stay here. One of the reason its worse it there is only one person who does...

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      Advice to Management

      Take into account why people are leaving and work on those reasons

      FactSet2019-03-13
    • Helpful (4)

      "Company culture changed over the years"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Most of people working here are very nice, and welling to teach. Depends on the team, but most teams have good work and life balance.

      Cons

      After the new CEO started a few years ago, the company started to focus less on engineering, but more on business. Engineering resource is lacking in most teams.

      FactSet2019-02-28
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