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3.7
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86%
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Phil Snow
462 Ratings
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)

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  1. "Good just out of uni job"

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

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Decent working hours, not as good as they claim especially when compared to compensation. Generally very nice people and nice collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Salary progression is every 6 months, but percentage increases even for high achievers is low, and below market rate.

    Advice to Management

    Be more concise on communication around salary adjustments, avoid overpromising. Keep having a friendly working environment and open door policies.

  2. "Great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at FactSet full-time

      Pros

      Lots of opportunity to learn in a challenging environment

      Cons

      Need to stand out from the crowd to move up

    • "Overall very good experience so far"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at FactSet full-time

        Pros

        Open path to progression and management positions for high-energy and positive people. Overall great people working there.

        Cons

        Easy to be boxed into a certain and limited role unless one really shows pro-activeness and drive.

        Advice to Management

        Don't be afraid to shake things up. And don't let everything be dictated from the U.S.

      • "Acccount Executive"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at FactSet full-time

        Pros

        Work life balance is good

        Cons

        Internal communication poor between departments

      • Helpful (2)

        "It's getting worse"

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        Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at FactSet full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Work life balance. Free lunch.

        Cons

        It's firing people. Be ware. 1.Low salary comparing with the market. 2.Annual salary increase is getting lower and lower. e.g. This year 1.6% increase. 3.Poor management

      • Helpful (3)

        "Content Specialist"

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

        I worked at FactSet for more 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!

      • Helpful (1)

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

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

        I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 4 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...

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        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...

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        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...

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      • "Great place to start out"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves 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.

      • "Good atmosphere"

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        Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Comfortable working space with good cubicles. Adequately relaxed atmosphere with smart casual dresscode.

        Cons

        Absence of bonuses for engineering. Lower pay rises early on in your career.

      • Helpful (1)

        "Not a bad job"

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

        I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        low stress environment friendly coworkers good upper management

        Cons

        tech can stack is a bit old or boring depending on team compensation can be a bit lacking

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