FactSet
3.7 of 5 409 reviews
www.factset.com Norwalk, CT 5000+ Employees

FactSet Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.7 409 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley

Philip A. Hadley

(301 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Perfect work-life balance for example you will get mentor when you are on boarding"
    in 62 reviews
  • "very good work life balance; nice coworkers; no pushing; soft deadline; free lunch"
    in 94 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

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 Senior ManagementIncrease options for career advancement
Promote and reward achievement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best FactSet

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at FactSet

ProsVery good knowledge distribution qualities

ConsNot too much performance bonus

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

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at FactSet full-time

ProsVery good exposure to financial domain and challenging tasks

ConsNot a place to have long term relationship

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great organization

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at FactSet full-time

ProsExcellent culture and benefits, great deal of responsibility early in career

ConsStarting to lose small company feel with growth

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)

I have been working at FactSet full-time

ProsWe get paid lunch 4 days a week

ConsThe fact that it is in Norwalk, and the commute is aweful

Advice to Senior ManagementMore money

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I am Research Analyst @ FactSet India

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsGood Work Environment!
Wonderful Managers(Atleast in my Case)
Every opinion matters and is addressed!
Half-yearly Hikes!

ConsLower Salary in accordance to Market Value.
Should have better mechanism to reward ppl who work harder than others do.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople who should move up the ladder should do so here, or there is always someone else to tap in the good their good work!

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

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Good for early starters

Senior Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsGood in terms of benefits and work life balance. Provides subsidized lunch, free breakfast and transportation and healthcare benefits etc.,

ConsNo talent recognition. Unprofessional practices at operational management level. Collects feedback from employees but there wouldn't be any implementation. Dissatisfied Compensation.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecruiting people with professional qualifications and professional conduct at lower level management is one best way to move the company forward

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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not bad to start off as graduate

Consultant (Former Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I worked at FactSet full-time

Prosyoung staff, laid back culture. good (perhaps too good) work life balance, training in london

Consnot sure if good place to develop long term career, the smarter ones leave the company eventually so you end up with worse peers.
factset says it's edge is the quality of the consultants (compared to its peers), but it's really not the case. i ended up being a client of factset after leaving, and my consultant is VERY (and i mean very, i need to chase up on every single request, even though it's very straight forward) slow in response. the software is still great despite some bugs, but quality of consultants are really not up to standard.

Advice to Senior Managementit's important to keep the smart and hardworking people in the company and avoid high turnover, but be careful of who you actually keep or hire. don't just hire anyone because you think they will stay longer in the firm, it's perhaps to hire someone that's actually smart instead. keeping a bunch of lazy/dumb arses around doesn't really help the company much. you really need to ask the HR teams/consulting managers to hire better consultants to stay on par with peers.

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

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Good Place to Work

Equity Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsTraining provided for us very good

ConsLong Hours and no proper policy

Advice to Senior ManagementPromotions are very less compared with other and hike is less

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

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Good place to start a career

Account Executive (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGood work culture, dynamic, youthful with a strong sense of "everyone in it together". Lots of social interaction, both in the office and with evenings/lunches out

ConsPay is not very generous, especially after the first step of your career there. Company strategy seems to have hit a bit of a wall - growth is not as fast as before and the company do not seem to be aggressively searching for new growth opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay better to keep talent from leaving the company. Look to move the company to the next level by investing in new areas for growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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