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FactSet Reviews

Updated 16 November, 2014
Updated 16 November, 2014
474 Reviews
3.7
474 Reviews
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FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a great work/life balance and there is a general nice feel around the place (in 81 reviews)

  • very good work life balance; nice coworkers; no pushing; soft deadline; free lunch (in 106 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 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Well not a bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Relations in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Public Relations in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    overall not that much flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    excellent company to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lunch, Less stress, Good team, parties

    Cons

    Salary is only the main drawback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Corporate environment with a startup-like feeling

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom. Free lunch, coffee, snacks and drinks. Social events. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Lots of proprietary, non-free software make it a challenge for newcomers. Lots of old, dated, proprietary code that's difficult to maintain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the technologies and libraries being used on the technical side, specially in some teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, and great corporate culture. Compensation is good if your work is recognized, which can depend on your manager. Great place to work right out of school if you are not sure what you want to do in finance.

    Cons

    The clients can treat you poorly sometimes and its not a true consulting role. You have the opportunity to get in front of clients right away and often, but not management consulting, more of a client support role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fair company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Norwalk, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Knowledge Specialist in Norwalk, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    There's a strong family like feeling at FactSet and you get to enjoy coming there every day.

    Cons

    Not much ambition career oriented. Better seen as a first step in your work career than a way to climb the ladders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information than you think you are doing...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Freebieees
    Good working environment
    Freedom
    Care for employees
    Good benefits

    Cons

    You cannot do anything if you have problems with your team leader.
    Your voice will never be heard unless of course you are a manager.
    Inconsistent policies and unfair treatment within the organization.
    The last say will always be from higher positions.
    Low compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something about the unjust treatment among the employees. Be openminded and listen to what the employees have to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Its a good company for Freshers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    No work pressure , Some perks

    Cons

    Pay is comparatively less when compared to other product based companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Frsh Grads

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Taguig (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Taguig (Philippines)

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I recommend this company for Fresh Grads for the reasons: 1.)Very light working environment (at least in Fundamentals Dept.) 2.) Managers are approachable. 3.) Free Shuttle Services (if you are in mid shift you will be brought home to your house and if in GY you will be fetched from home. 4.) Work Life balance. 5.)The company consists of young work force. 6.) Free drinks in the pantry

    Cons

    Not for people with work experience as the salary is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be selective on the new hires. Hire only who are perfectly fit for the job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer 2

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance

    Cons

    Legacy tools are going to become a huge problem over the next few years - management tends to ignore these issues
    Some teams are amazing to work on while others can be terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not typically pay attention to the experience of their subordinates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Systems Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Norwalk, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Norwalk, CT (US)

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love to promote from within. Systems is respected but not compensated as well as software.
    Great work life balance. Good benes for single worker or 1 working parent in family.
    Like to make our own vs buying software from external.

    Cons

    Glass cielings are evident in systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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