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FactSet Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 19 Jul 2019

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  1. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for career growth. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing major that I can think of.

    FactSet2017-06-13
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good for graduates, worse for longer serving employees"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked here as a new graduate, there was a good training introductory period and staff were friendly and supportive. Range of languages used Working environment was friendly and more relaxed than other workplaces

    Cons

    Decentralised decision making - decisions and reorganising come down from higher ups in the US After having been there for more than a year or so performance is monitored and assessed quite strictly - they seem to be more interested in extensively rewarding the top 10% and leaving others without much recognition Management can be inflexible and conflicts can escalate quite easily instead of being resolved High attrition...

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    Advice to Management

    Consider the impact of attrition - offer better benefits and salaries/bonuses to mid tenure employees

    FactSet2019-04-27
  3. Helpful (4)

    "It's getting worse"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FactSet full-time for more than 3 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

    FactSet2018-10-19
  4. "Good atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for more than 3 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.

    FactSet2018-06-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start a career, make friends, and learn alot"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working hour expectations are very reasonable - no pressure to come in early or stay late, in fact it is discouraged. Colleagues are amiable, social, and very helpful. Extremely collaborative environment. Proper working environment and facilities.

    Cons

    Low salary compared to industry standard, with no bonuses or overtime paid for on-call duties. Benefits fail to compensate for this.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more and in turn expect more from them.

    FactSet2018-05-03
  6. 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 3 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

    FactSet2018-04-19
  7. "Very relaxed and friendly company"

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

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for 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

    FactSet2018-01-29
  8. "Interning at FactSet"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FactSet for less than a year

    Pros

    - Free Lunch - Chill environment - Flexible working hours - Interesting challenges given to you as an intern - Social events put on around the time new hires come in

    Cons

    Whenever I finished some work there'd sometimes be nothing to do, I was an intern after all

    FactSet2018-01-05
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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

    I have been working at FactSet full-time for 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

    FactSet2017-08-10
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free lunch Monday - Thursday - Snacks in the office - Nice environment, the culture with other employees at my level is what is keeping me here - Old tech stack, but moving to new technologies. - Good work life balance, can work from home.

    Cons

    - Little career progression, all opportunities go to those in the american offices - It's supposed to be a "global" company, but it's really an american company with offices elsewhere in the world - A medium sized company struggling to transition into a large company. This is evident from hiring freezes and budget cuts (fruit was downgraded recently). - Paid well as a graduate, but underpaid compared to competitors...

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    Advice to Management

    To make this company "a career destination for the best and brightest" you really need to move opportunities outside of the american offices, and pay a competitive salary. We're vastly underpaid compared to our american colleagues. The lack of career oppportunities and low salary is the reason why everyone leaves between one and five years. Not many stay to be long term employees. Over the last year or so, the startup...

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    FactSet2017-05-22
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