FactSet Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
479 Reviews

3.8
479 Reviews
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FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Perfect work-life balance for example you will get mentor when you are on boarding (in 66 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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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 for more than a 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.  

    Best company , Great people great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Norwalk, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT (US)

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People , everybody is really friendly. Lots of team outings and social gatherings.

    Cons

    Great company to work for , love to have Table tennis .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work. Talented people to work with. Nice environment and support from Users of product.

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, office culture, Benefits, People, HR, Infrastructure, Support

    Cons

    Scope of technology usage in some projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good software, great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Encourages CFA, friendly atmosphere, lots of young people, you decide how you want to execute your job best, flexible working hours

    Cons

    below average pay, bonus at complete discretion of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate how much bonus you get upon selling X % of target. This will eliminate the empty promises that are usually made around bonusses and ensure that sales keep selling after reaching their target

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    solid company, good software development environment, best idea didn't always win

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager  in  Norwalk, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Norwalk, CT (US)

    I worked at FactSet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    very good benefits package, competitive salary, responsive middle management, some strong leaders in upper management, quality was a primary focus in lots of areas

    Cons

    plenty of inertia, some middle managers lacked stomach to report problems up, product development function lacked innovative aspirations, suffered from feature-itis, in general the primary product is facing pricing pressure as a result of a lack of innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look into unorthodox mechanisms for fostering innovation esp. amongst entrenched long timers with lots of old options, consider investing in alternative investment data/markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Helpful and Fun loving Work Environment.

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

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are many pros to work at FactSet , the people are nice and Helpful.
    There are no long working hours and there is ample time to spend on oneself.

    Cons

    The only cons i can think of , is regarding the compensation and benefits.Sad but true ,when you know your friends are earning much more than you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work-life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    free lunch perks
    great and nice people
    a lot of stuff to learn

    Cons

    not a place to stay long
    need to overhaul the management of engineering division
    not seeing a good career growth path

  9.  

    Great overall experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Several career options. Guidance along the way.

    Cons

    It can be political and very high school like at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work culture

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

    I worked at FactSet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent avenue for learning new things

    Cons

    compensation level is below par industry standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be proactive with respect to compensation matter

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Intern  in  Norwalk, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Product Development Intern in Norwalk, CT (US)

    I have been working at FactSet as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Most management is fantastic - very willing to help, and open to conversation regardless of what your job position is. This company is a great first job, but unless you're planning on staying for the duration of your career, upward motion is slow.

    Cons

    Promotions seem to be given based on how long someone has been employed by FactSet instead of being based off of performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start basing promotions on merit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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