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FactSet Reviews

Updated 15 October 2017
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  • Some take advantage of the work life balance (in 27 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. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. 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.


  7. "Too Sales focused but great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and smart people

    Cons

    Very sales orientated sometimes at the expense of client experience.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on solving client issues and ASV will follow


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, Free lunch, Excellent medical and dental insurance Fully stocked kitchen and casual dress code

    Cons

    Everything is handled from US

    Advice to Management

    Move some responsibility to overseas


  9. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Specialist Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Specialist Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, look after you very well. Paid lunches, good healthcare, good people.

    Cons

    Work gets a bit boring

    Advice to Management

    Could do better paywise


  10. "Overall good and fun place to be"

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

    I worked at FactSet full-time

    Pros

    - Great culture and nice people
    - Many very intelligent engineers
    - A good range of challenges if you are in the right team.
    - The company is always growing and thus if you stay you will be rewarded fairly
    - The company is responsive to new technology but not quick to adopt the latest fad

    Cons

    - The pay is small compared to other financial companies. There are no bonuses and the food allowance generally doesn't increase. Perhaps FactSet is more comparable to a medium sized technology company hence the respective pay. In fact the pay at one point for graduates was just shy of those who had been in the firm for two years.
    - Some teams, particularly more backend focused teams will to deal with more mundane work, legacy systems and an on-call rota.
    - Too much focus on the U.S

    Advice to Management

    Many seem to leave the company within two years as a result of the renumeration. I think it would be wise to review the London salaries and algin them more to the market.


  11. "Excellent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at FactSet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for career growth. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing major that I can think of.


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