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

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Honeymoon period will not last long...

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

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    good work-life balance
    stress free Job
    free lunch Monday-Thursday
    full health benefits
    401-K match and stock plan
    lot's of responsibility only months into the job
    excellent exposure to clients

    Cons

    - Compensation and promotion policies here are a mystery
    - If you ask questions, you will hear the same generic answer from all levels of management over and over again
    - Pay is sub-par, with no performance bonus and small raises
    - You will not be rewarded for working hard
    - Has become more bureaucratic in past couple of years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on employee development rather than recruiting. Pay employees competitive salaries or bonuses and quality of the product will increase

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A challenging and rewarding role at a large, but personal global company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    FactSet has provided me with opportunities to meet new people, learn new technologies and provided space to develop ideas into fully fledged products. The team ethic at FactSet is second to none and selfless way in which team members help others achieve goals for the benefit of all leads to great rewards. Senior execs are happy to speak with new recruits in the hallways and no question is off limit. It really helps cement the feeling that my opinions are taking and considered seriously and courteously.

    Cons

    If you don't like travel, then sometimes the intercontinental trips can become tiresome, but that is something that is easily overcome. If you don't like open offices that foster communication between teams and team members, then you can always put on some headphones and listen to some tunes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much, only to continue the great levels of transparency so that the teams that deliver the vision can continue to feel like stakeholders in the process.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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