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Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.7 433 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley

Philip A. Hadley

(317 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Perfect work-life balance for example you will get mentor when you are on boarding(in 65 reviews)

  • very good work life balance; nice coworkers; no pushing; soft deadline; free lunch(in 97 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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    Good benefits, but leading nowhere

    Consultant (Current Employee) Sydney

    Pros- Relaxed work environment
    - Good exposure to the industry
    - Solid initial training

    Good benefits:
     - Health Care
     - Lunch
     - Coffee
     - Paid CFA study

    Cons- Poor pay (starts low and doesn't take off)
    - Limited avenues for career development. You will most likely have to jump companies to move roles
    - No stock options overseas
    - Lots of career lifers (makes it hard to move up)
    - Limited feeling of achievement or success. You can work hard or take it easy and probably end up in the same place.
    - As a consultant you are bottom of the pile; others benefit from your work more than you do

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease options for career advancement
    Promote and reward achievement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start with.

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsGreat place for the beginners. Nice and flexible management to support employees.

    ConsTakes longer than expected to grow. The compensation needs to be improved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to improve career progression path.

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

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    Great company to start a career

    Senior Fixed Income Consultant (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsFriendly environment. Lots of responsibility given early on in career. Good work-life . Plenty of training, support and development.

    ConsUnless you are planning to follow a sales career or become a consulting manager, consulting jobs can feel like a dead-end

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice if there were different career options for consultants aside from sales, however I realise that this is a fairly unrealistic request.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunities for College graduates

    Project Management (Current Employee) Norwalk, CT (US)

    ProsOpportunity to gain experience and grow professionally. Excellent training

    ConsCompany growing pains. Transitioning to a larger company

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

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    Fun atmosphere, smart people great environment to learn and flourish.

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

    Prosfree lunch, community events, nice office park location

    Consnot really anything that comes to mind

    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)

    ProsExcellent training and great colleagues. Given early responsibility.

    ConsDepending on career aspirations there might be more of less opportunities.

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

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    Best Software Engineering Company

    Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee) Norwalk, CT (US)

    ProsExtremely nice people, very knowledgable team of guys that are always willing to help you learn and achieve more; great free lunches Monday-Thursday; relaxed environment; feasible deadlines. There are numerous different areas to work under so that one may become familiar with many diverse technologies.

    ConsThe company is relatively new and therefore it is smaller than competitors like Bloomberg, so sometimes it may feel a little too casual... but this is a plus for me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf possible, try to train more specifics of certain jobs - that being said, you guys do a great job of holding learning sessions for specific lanugages, libraries, and frameworks!

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

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    Wonderful environment to work. Good use of technologies.

    Team Leader (Former Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsPersonal growth,
    Office culture and environment(Good work-life balance)
    Working in new technologies, specially open sources if needed.

    ConsApart from looking out for top colleges some of the positions\roles can be taken from good colleges from Local place like in Hyderabad.

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

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    ok for fresher

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    Prosgood work life balance
    good culture

    Conslimited scope for career
    less package

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing people but management unprofessional until the very end.

    Consultant (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe people are great. Get to work with some of the very best in the fintech industry. One of the few vendors where sales work hand in hand with consultants and build strong teams. The starting salary is second to none and the kitchen is always stocked with goodies!

    ConsManagement are unprofessional right until the very end.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees of factset are young and impressionable, give them something to remember not regret.

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

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