FactSet Reviews

Updated 27 October 2014
Updated 27 October 2014
475 Reviews
3.7
475 Reviews
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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 106 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.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    consultant

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

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    growing company, no longer a start-up mentality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic Work-Life Balance

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, sweet benefits, and enjoyable work. Everyone has a lot of respect for work-life balance and the company tries hard to make the happiest employees they can. Lots of room for upward growth; almost everyone upper management started out as an engineer or other entry level position. FactSet wants you to stay for a long time.

    Cons

    Depending on what you do, you are likely going to be exposed to a lot of business/finance world. If you don't have any interest in that field, you may get a little bored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. The perks are great, keep them up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great place for juniors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    great work place if you are junior and eager to learn Fixed Income valuation and programming, life is easy here

    Cons

    nothing much to complain really, the menu for snacks and drinks has not been changed for years, also wish the company could open an other branch in LA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    A very cool place to work at, even though you don't get much appreciation from management.

    • 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

    Not too much pressure, work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    Not many ways to grow up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information on a daily basis, show your appreciation, rank up employees accordingly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Specialist

    • 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

    Great work environment, good work-life balance, decent pay, free lunches monday - thursday, casual fridays

    Cons

    The one con I would have is the current compensation structure. It is not very clear on what you will make during each pay period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to review comp structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Its a good company for Freshers

    • 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

    Pros

    No work pressure , Some perks

    Cons

    Pay is comparatively less when compared to other product based companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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