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FactSet Reviews

Updated 23 November 2014
Updated 23 November 2014
476 Reviews
3.7
476 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 105 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.  

    Good benefits, but leading nowhere

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Increase options for career advancement
    Promote and reward achievement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion 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.  

    Good company to start your worjing journey.

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

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Flexible on the time schedule

    Cons

    Not well organized in department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company which provides great opportunities to learn

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

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

    Pros

    Casual attitude where we can relax and focus of work, can address issues openly with managers and HR, free breakfast and snacks. Good growth opportunities as hard work is recognized and compensated.

    Cons

    Quality of the food in hyderabad office is poor, several times there were bugs found in the food and people fall sick occasionally.
    Professionalism is less, most people don't know how to behave in a workplace and can get annoying over time.
    Hyderabad top management is not very proactive, seems lazy and barely tries to connect to people.
    NO employee lounge, cannot relax anywhere.
    Less coffee machines, so need to wait all the time.
    quality of chairs is bad, overtime can get severe back aches'
    No private vendors in cafeterias, just lunch is provided. Snacks can be bought only in day time, for night shift there isn't any.
    Compensation is less when compared to other companies.
    Leadership in india is clueless, looks through rose tinted glasses.
    No perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least, hear the issues from employees from ground level. Do a proper survey to check compensation in other companies.Please dont get lazy, inspire people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Corporate environment with a startup-like feeling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer 2

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Fair company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11.  

    Systems Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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