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FactSet Reviews

Updated 16 Sep 2019

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Pros
  • "Aside from monetary compensation it maintains an excellent work-life balance while always presenting challenging work(in 331 reviews)

  • "Free Lunch & Stocked Kitchens(in 196 reviews)

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  1. "Market News Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    good salary, pretty flexible vacation days since you can opt to work on public holidays. Also pretty good benefits

    Cons

    boring. if you're not a client-facing person then this is the role for you

    FactSet2018-08-18
  2. "Fantastic place to develop your career!"

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    Former Employee - Analytics Sales Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FactSet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The workforce is young and vibrant, so you will work with people you truly get on with. Management structure is also very flat with promotions based on ability rather than age. Additionally, you'll be given very early exposure to some of the most senior people and firms within the Asset Management industry.

    Cons

    There is almost permanently a lack of resources, with headcount being gradually reduced rather than increased, making it tricky to always deliver the highest quality of service.

    Advice to Management

    Keep engaging employees at all levels and make the high level plans transparent and available to everyone. Try not to overextend yourselves with all the acquisitions that have been made.

    FactSet2018-06-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Develop relationship with key clients

    Cons

    Bad pay No bonuses Long hours Bad company structure

    FactSet2017-05-13
  4. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, work culture, diverse work

    Cons

    Lack of structure and training

    Advice to Management

    Keep open channels of communication and flat structure as exists now

    FactSet2017-02-17
  5. "FactSet Snr Consultant"

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    Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    Free lunches, health care, relax culture, Travel

    Cons

    Long hours, Salary, Young workplace

    Advice to Management

    Change the pay structure, make things more transparent

    FactSet2017-02-08
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Good benefits, but leading nowhere"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    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

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    Advice to Management

    Increase options for career advancement Promote and reward achievement

    FactSet2013-01-30
  7. "Great Work"

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    Current Employee - Content Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to talk directly to directors of the company. Benefits are the best in the industry.

    Cons

    The processes are not simplified.

    FactSet2019-09-17
  8. "Associate FICO Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Its an Best company with values and Benefits

    Cons

    I can say only salary, its been experience in high but salary in down side

    FactSet2019-09-15
  9. "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is medium paced, good benefits, sociable colleagues

    Cons

    Not enough investment in employee growth, best opportunities are siloed in the US, pay above average

    FactSet2019-09-12
  10. "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 

    I worked at FactSet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working at FDS was a great start to my career in finance. I was able to get hands on experience working with investment managers while diving into the world of technology

    Cons

    Great company, no immediate cons.

    FactSet2019-09-09
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