FactSet Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
482 Reviews

3.8
482 Reviews
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FactSet Chairman and CEO Philip A. Hadley
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349 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Perfect work-life balance for example you will get mentor when you are on boarding (in 66 reviews)

  • very good work life balance; nice coworkers; no pushing; soft deadline; free lunch (in 97 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great!

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

    Great company to start a career

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Amazing people but management unprofessional until the very end.

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I worked at FactSet full-time for more than a 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
  6.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    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
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    Good job for undergraduates

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England

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

    Pros

    Initial training of 6 weeks
    Great level of responsibility given to consultants/account executives
    Great team spirit

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance
    Average compensation is below the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your committed employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unbeatable first job, nowhere to go after 18 months

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    People, Culture, Broad exposure to financial world, meeting CIOs, CEOs on their level from the start, impossible to get fired

    Cons

    No career path unless sales, Motherly management unable to face tough problems head on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're hiring professionals, not children. Reward the highest performers, don't focus on keeping the worst performers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Company helps to obtain certificates

    Cons

    you are more like an IT consultant

  11.  

    A good place to start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn all about finance and the financial world

    Cons

    Social life seems to be limited to job function - not much mixing as a whole

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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