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Great place to start a career but the greatness doesn't last

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at FactSet

Pros

work life balance, free lunch, free snacks and drinks, surrounded by very intelligent and friendly coworkers, good health coverage, stock purchase program, low stress work environment

Cons

employee morale is falling, attrition is rising, bureaucracy prevents rapid innovation from happening, key talent is getting ready to leave while the company worries more about recruiting than employee development and retention, little motivation to go above and beyond

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some recent policies intended to control operating costs have caused resentment, jealousy, and infighting between groups. Senior management is widely perceived as being out of touch with lower level employees.

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    As a college hire my experience was good but not great, a good job but not a great one.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT (US)

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    The benefits are above average, and the work life balance is extremely gracious, especially for a job in the financial sector. Compensation is fair, given what is asked of the engineers, and the culture is extremely favorable.

    Cons

    Compensation is also a con, because it could be much higher. It's important to keep in mind though that Factset doesn't ask too much of their engineers so paying them top dollar would be silly. There's a lot of turnover in upper managment in the software department and it feels like most people view Factset as a stepping stone instead of a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on creating a culture that excels at giving feedback, trust your employees and treat them accordingly. Find EFFECTIVE ways to make Factset a place people want to wake up everyday and work at, not one they put up with because the lifestyle is good

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    Make your own career here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Flexible hours
    Very smart and friendly co-workers
    Opportunities for advancement in software engineering exist, if you are willing to speak up for yourself and make management aware of your desires

    Cons

    QA department is woefully under-staffed
    Product Developers have too much control over engineering - they often tell engineers exactly which projects to work on and how to do them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are a software company, to succeed, you'll need to ensure that good software engineers want to work here. Lack of support for engineering decisions from senior management and product development make the good engineers walk away.

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