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FactSet Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
485 Reviews
3.7
485 Reviews
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FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley
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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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  1.  

    Corporate environment with a startup-like feeling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

    I worked at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom. Free lunch, coffee, snacks and drinks. Social events. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Lots of proprietary, non-free software make it a challenge for newcomers. Lots of old, dated, proprietary code that's difficult to maintain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the technologies and libraries being used on the technical side, specially in some teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Content Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Content Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    There is a great work/life balance and there is a general nice feel around the place. There is not too much pressure applied and the compensation is OK.

    Cons

    Career Opportunities can be limited and it feels as though there is not a complete meritocracy in place, and people who have been here longer, get the promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain more about how compensation works, and try to make people feel more valued.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    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
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  5.  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    culture, people, free lunch, work life balance

    Cons

    old and out-dated technologies, a lot of meetings

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    interview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    those interviewers are very friendly

    Cons

    not quite like the office culture

  7.  

    Great company to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Fixed Income Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Fixed Income Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Lots of responsibility given early on in career. Good work-life . Plenty of training, support and development.

    Cons

    Unless you are planning to follow a sales career or become a consulting manager, consulting jobs can feel like a dead-end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if there were different career options for consultants aside from sales, however I realise that this is a fairly unrealistic request.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training and great colleagues. Given early responsibility.

    Cons

    Depending on career aspirations there might be more of less opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing people but management unprofessional until the very end.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I worked at FactSet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great. Get to work with some of the very best in the fintech industry. One of the few vendors where sales work hand in hand with consultants and build strong teams. The starting salary is second to none and the kitchen is always stocked with goodies!

    Cons

    Management are unprofessional right until the very end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees of factset are young and impressionable, give them something to remember not regret.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet

    Pros

    good company location, friendly crew

    Cons

    no free lunch on Fridays!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good 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

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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