FactSet
3.7 of 5 407 reviews
www.factset.com Norwalk, CT 5000+ Employees

FactSet Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.7 407 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley

Philip A. Hadley

(299 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Perfect work-life balance for example you will get mentor when you are on boarding"
    in 62 reviews
  • "very good work life balance; nice coworkers; no pushing; soft deadline; free lunch"
    in 94 reviews
Cons:
  • "The company seems to balance out the work/life balance very well"
    in 11 reviews
  • "No career path defined and joining diffeent teams is riven with red tape"
    in 9 reviews
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Well not a bad place to work

Public Relations (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

Pros-pay, work style, people really nice, overall positive

Consoverall not that much flexibility

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at FactSet full-time

ProsVery good exposure to financial domain and challenging tasks

ConsNot a place to have long term relationship

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great organization

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at FactSet full-time

ProsExcellent culture and benefits, great deal of responsibility early in career

ConsStarting to lose small company feel with growth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at FactSet full-time

ProsWe get paid lunch 4 days a week

ConsThe fact that it is in Norwalk, and the commute is aweful

Advice to Senior ManagementMore money

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I am Research Analyst @ FactSet India

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsGood Work Environment!
Wonderful Managers(Atleast in my Case)
Every opinion matters and is addressed!
Half-yearly Hikes!

ConsLower Salary in accordance to Market Value.
Should have better mechanism to reward ppl who work harder than others do.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople who should move up the ladder should do so here, or there is always someone else to tap in the good their good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat opportunity have a lot of chances to grow within the company

ConsI have nothing bad to say

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall great place to work

Institutional Salesperson (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGood work life balance, acceptable pay, good benefits and perks. Great coworkers at all levels. Fun and energetic work environment. Offers incentives to take the CFA and pays for all expenses.

ConsIn a transition period, lots of reshuffling. Unorganized management. Management priorities can be a little off at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a business plan before rolling out pieces of plans and creating confused/frustrated employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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not bad to start off as graduate

Consultant (Former Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I worked at FactSet full-time

Prosyoung staff, laid back culture. good (perhaps too good) work life balance, training in london

Consnot sure if good place to develop long term career, the smarter ones leave the company eventually so you end up with worse peers.
factset says it's edge is the quality of the consultants (compared to its peers), but it's really not the case. i ended up being a client of factset after leaving, and my consultant is VERY (and i mean very, i need to chase up on every single request, even though it's very straight forward) slow in response. the software is still great despite some bugs, but quality of consultants are really not up to standard.

Advice to Senior Managementit's important to keep the smart and hardworking people in the company and avoid high turnover, but be careful of who you actually keep or hire. don't just hire anyone because you think they will stay longer in the firm, it's perhaps to hire someone that's actually smart instead. keeping a bunch of lazy/dumb arses around doesn't really help the company much. you really need to ask the HR teams/consulting managers to hire better consultants to stay on par with peers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Place to Work

Equity Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsTraining provided for us very good

ConsLong Hours and no proper policy

Advice to Senior ManagementPromotions are very less compared with other and hike is less

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start a career

Account Executive (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGood work culture, dynamic, youthful with a strong sense of "everyone in it together". Lots of social interaction, both in the office and with evenings/lunches out

ConsPay is not very generous, especially after the first step of your career there. Company strategy seems to have hit a bit of a wall - growth is not as fast as before and the company do not seem to be aggressively searching for new growth opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay better to keep talent from leaving the company. Look to move the company to the next level by investing in new areas for growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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