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FactSet Reviews

Updated 19 February 2018
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  • Great work life balance, not for all but mostly depends on team (in 30 reviews)

  • Slow career growth which is not transparent (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people and environment

    Cons

    No cons, great place to work


  2. "New Employee Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, good work life balance, lots of support, free lunches and decent benefits package.

    Cons

    new starter so yet to find any cons. Looks like pay might lag behind competitors but when considering other benefits and the work life balance it doesn't seem too bad at least at the lower levels.


  3. "Very relaxed and friendly company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch Mon-Thur
    Very approachable people
    Working from home is possible

    Cons

    Slow code turnaround
    Lower pay for the sector
    No details regarding expected growth for a person


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  5. "Good work-life balance."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    - Good work-life balance.
    - Good/smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Career progression might be a bit slow.


  6. "Lovely people, great benefits, can be frustrating to get things done."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic, smart people.
    Great office, with good perks - laptops, snacks, free lunch
    Interesting work and clients
    A great product

    Cons

    Decisions can be slow, and departments are quite siloed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people at all levels.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good work/life balance - poor compensation"

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    Current Employee - Product Development in London, England
    Current Employee - Product Development in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Reasonable benefits (free lunch, healthcare etc)
    Friendly, polite people, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor pay and comp has no relation to reviews or ability
    Openly waste money on unnecessary travel and expenses and then don't pay people
    If you're not in the sales and consulting teams, often made to feel ignored/worthless
    Not innovative or open to new ideas. More concerning with acquiring company after company

    Advice to Management

    Don't boast about how good company profits are in the same week every one is given the compensation reviews and told there is no money. There's only so far a free lunch will please employees - they need paying too!


  8. "Great place to start work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    Lots of bright, driven people.
    Good investment in staff training for graduates.
    Free lunch.
    Good social environment.

    Cons

    Promotion from within has left a layer of middle management lifers with a very linear way of thinking.


  9. "Very good"

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

    Pros

    Good culture,
    young company,
    excellent learning opportunities,
    friendly staff,
    Great collaborative environment

    Cons

    Career progression feels a little stagnant
    too sales focused
    Once you have been there 1-2 years the only route is to become a sales person
    Too fixed income focused

    Advice to Management

    Let employees go down non sales career routes


  10. "Great company to work for and advance well if you apply yourself"

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

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Career progression, social and fun atmosphere, intelligent staff

    Cons

    Nothing really, great company to work for


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Worked there for 16 years"

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    Former Employee - Analytics Sales Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Analytics Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FactSet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They employ very intelligent, skilled and well rounded people from all backgrounds.

    Cons

    The company has grown to a size where it is restructuring each year or two and this can be disruptive and affect communication.

    Advice to Management

    spend more time ensuring management has the bandwidth to mentor and grow their sales people with more hands-on guidance.


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