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FactSet Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
502 Reviews
3.7
502 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 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 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.  

    Good place to start your career.

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

    I worked at FactSet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Appraisal two times a year, Open door policy, Fun culture, Opportunity for growth, Subsidized lunch, 360 feedback, Training, Work life balance.

    Cons

    No policy of transferring within the organization. Huge discrepancies in the salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offshore teams are equally qualified and talented as the team in US. You should start trusting them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good time working at Factset

    • 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

    Pros

    Can be part of all the software development stages from designing to testing , this will happen right from day 1.
    Your ideas will be listened to .
    Ever growing market share
    Helpful teams .

    Cons

    In content collection team you will have to work on .Net and related technologies only
    Sometimes I felt its not geeky enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software Developer

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

    I worked at FactSet

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Inexperienced Team leaders in some teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced tea leaders to train freshers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, constant growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Best company I have ever worked for, they treat employees very well and value their work
    Plenty of room to move upwards
    Salary is on par with the street

    Cons

    The company is highly selective in all position and there is a lot of competition, I have tried to refer a number of friends and none have been hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep offering stock and treating employees how they deserve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Young Culture

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

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

    Pros

    - Responsibility to get on with your own work
    - Smart young workforce with strong teamwork
    - Opportunities to travel to work with clients
    - Very good place to start a career

    Cons

    - The young culture can sometimes be too relaxed
    - No bonus comp scheme for Consultants
    - Sometimes people recognised for the wrong things
    - Unclear about the long term prospects after you get to Institutional Sales level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Love the work life balance here :)

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

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Everyone here is so friendly and supporting. One can learn a lot from this company

    Cons

    .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Best launching pad for freshers

    • 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

    Pros

    Nice work culture,good support from management ,Good facilities

    Cons

    Less compensation..Apart from compensation I found no cons at work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be increased in order to increase financial satisfaction of the employee.Apart from compensation every thing is really good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great company to start your career with

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's fairly easy to get a job at FDS
    Free lunch
    Great life/work balance

    Cons

    long working hours (8:30-5:30)
    Factset does not tend employ experienced individuals, entry level positions only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider employing more experienced people,
    consider using employment agencies to get better candidates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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