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FactSet Reviews

Updated 26 Mar 2020

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3.7
77%
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Pros
  • "Aside from monetary compensation it maintains an excellent work-life balance while always presenting challenging work(in 379 reviews)

  • "Free lunch and snacks is a nice perk as well(in 205 reviews)

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  1. "Outstanding Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting, Challenging, Good Progression Opportunities, Focus on Development, Great Working Environment, Collaborative

    Cons

    Hierarchical structure, very little else

    FactSet2020-03-20
  2. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - sociable, collaborative environment - exposure to finance/tech knowledge at early stage of career

    Cons

    - hard work is not valued or recognised - unfair workload allocation and blame you for the work you don't have time for even though you constantly stay late to get critical work done - Management is just extremely disappointing. All I have learnt from my manager is to come in on time and leave on time, putting in extra efforts or time just to get things done will be disregarded. - Understandable that each account is different and it will be impossible to achieve an absolutely equal allocation, but managers did not put in any effort to understand what workload their employees are on and never assess their performance accordingly

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    FactSet2020-03-24
  3. "Too big."

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    Former Employee - Senior Support Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Central London work location was nice

    Cons

    Being made redundant wasn’t ideal

    FactSet2020-02-03
  4. "Nice company"

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    Current Employee - Air Force Captain in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company offers great benefits

    Cons

    Not a great salary in comparison with the industry Not many career opportunities

    FactSet2020-01-14
  5. "Outdated/out of touch Management strategy"

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    Former Employee - Product Solution Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch Good product concept That is it

    Cons

    Management reshuffle causing appalling decision making. You will be a number Graduate/outsourced hiring driven (Cheap). No human interaction Competent HR left Terrible sales team No long-term vision Well under market salary range Management/execs will lie to your face multiple times.😂 Managers WILL sacrafice you for their own benefit.

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    FactSet2020-01-22
  6. "Good exposure to clients and the finance industry"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good level of autonomy and responsibility given -Great exposure to different parts of the finance industry -High level of client exposure -Non-financial benefits

    Cons

    -Very limited career and salary progression -No added benefits or incentive for high performance

    FactSet2020-01-19
  7. "Salary and Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible - Lot of autonomy - Collaborative and friendly environment

    Cons

    Management don't always have client exposure Soft environment

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    FactSet2019-12-23
  8. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, free lunch, good people

    Cons

    poor management, poor career opps

    FactSet2019-12-24
  9. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, good pay, great benefits (Free Lunch). Good people

    Cons

    Opportunities are limited compared to competitors

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    FactSet2019-12-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Okay for couple of years post graduation, avoid otherwise."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Place where you can learn a lot - Mostly honourable and hardworking colleagues. There will be some waste of space colleagues to test your nerve.

    Cons

    - High turnover - Bare minimal payrises and bonuses. Oh, they will promise a lot at the start and wont hold there part of the bargain. - Sales teams are clueless to the clients needs

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    FactSet2019-12-08
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