FactSet - Content Specialist | Glassdoor.co.uk
Pros
  • "Aside from monetary compensation it maintains an excellent work-life balance while always presenting challenging work" (in 310 reviews)

  • "Work Environment, free lunch, ability to work with those around you" (in 188 reviews)

Cons

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Employee Review

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"Content Specialist"

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Former Employee - Content Specialist in London, England
Former Employee - Content Specialist in London, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at FactSet (Less than a year)

Pros

Amazing manager, colleagues, good atmosphere, great office location, free lunches, good salary, relaxed environment, working with talented people, massive company. Great place for a career. Impressive retention rates. Best place I have worked.

Cons

I wish I had more colleagues in London where I was working

Advice to Management

Keep the good work up!

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with a good culture, but with some flaws"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great people (everyone at Factset is nice, very few a'holes)
    - Collaborative and friendly culture (People are very approachable and happy to help)
    - Free lunch 4 days a week and free snacks/drinks (Some people call it Fatset for a reason)
    - Good benefits (Holiday allowance is good, benefits range is decent)
    - Great work life balance
    - Flexible working
    - Despite some complaints of tightening up on expenses and some finance silly rules Factset generally has a good travel policy, decent hotels and an efficient expenses claims system

    Cons

    - Pay pay pay pay pay. Everyone complains about pay, salaries are low compared to the market average, and bonuses are non-existent for consultants and shrinking for Sales. Management decided to take away commission based schemes for Sales people, so no transparency and rewards not at all commensurate with performance.

    - Factset is actually quite a political organisation despite being a nice place to work. Promotions tend to go to people who know the right people, but unlike other companies its not outward or obvious (i.e. people arent constantly front stabbing each other but behind the scenes there is a lot of political manoeuvring).

    - Company is constantly expanding, with some big acquisitions but then has no clue what to do with what it has bought hampering the ability for the company to take out the competition.
    - CEO has been at the company a long time but struggles with a vision that excites people.

    Advice to Management

    - Company needs a vision thats not constantly comparing us to Bloomberg
    - Company needs to look at what the market wants not just what is convenient or fits with internal structures
    - Company needs to be quicker and more agile when it comes to market developments, several opportunities were lost due to us being slow to come to the party with functionality or features.
    - Sort out acquisition strategy, Factset keeps acquiring companies and then not having the faintest clue what to do with that it has bought, which leads to political fights amongst different groups.
    - Listen to staff complaints about pay, many many good people are walking out the door because you refuse to do anything about it. Management so far talks the talk but doesnt walk the walk when it comes to paying staff competitively


  2. "Great place to start out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    FactSet is a great to build a career, friendly people, interesting work, what more could you want.

    Cons

    As with any remote office there's a certain amount of being out of the decision making process.

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