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Horrible UX Design Manager
UX Creative Director (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTSeptember 18, 2017
Ineffective UX design manager who was overly cautious and would not protect her team from other departments. Long hours, poor communication, no direction, no set expectations, incredible poor design skills over political.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Poor Mac support
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ok company to start with out of college
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CASeptember 8, 2017
This company hires a lot of fresh graduates out of college. In SF office, there are a lot of employees from prestigious school like UC Berkeley. But the compensation is not competitive and the tech stacks are outdated.
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Good people, but deteriorating culture due to poor infrastructure and management reorganization.
Strategy Director (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, CTAugust 31, 2017
FactSet has some excellent people and prides itself on being a great place to work, but is going through a structural reorganization which is stressing the company and devastating employee morale. This reorganization has been going on for way too long - over a year and they are losing good people because of it. The firm's revenue model is over-exposed to the investment management industry. Revenues are suffering due to some major shifts in the asset management industry, like the evolution from active management to indexing (passive management) and lower investment fees overall. FactSet relies on older technology (workstation) and has severely limited financial instrument reference data, particularly in fixed income and OTC derivatives, as well as a virtual lack of real time markets related trading data.
Pros
free lunch Monday through Thursday
Cons
Very low employee morale, lack of investment in new technologies and reference data and shifting business priorities
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Good enough for government work
Content Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 30, 2017
Slow, old software, most work is done by offshore workers, and enough meetings and red tape/group consensus to give the most experienced government worker a headache.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
too many meetings, really old software
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Solid company with room for improvement
PRODUCT MANAGER / FactSet Market Aggregates (FMA) (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 23, 2017
Very cooperative workplace with friendly culture that emphasizes work/life balance and has generous benefits

Middle management holds back talented contributors in that their contributions aren't directly seen and developed by company. These managers are "lifers" that are stalling growth for the organization and lack passion for the company and product
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Easy place to get stuck
N/A (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJuly 14, 2017
This place has a great culture and coming right out of school it is a great place to get your feet wet and get experience in a little bit of everything, including tech, sales, and finance.
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Work environment was not that great!
Lotus Notes Administrator/Support (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTJuly 13, 2017
Everyone in this company tends to be a pawn and used. A lot of management is grandfathered in and just sits around while the newbies do all the work. Could be way more productive and really taught me that large corporations do not spend there money properly.
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Financial Services
Channel Partner Sales (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 24, 2017
Great exposure to finance industry, primarily buy side but also sell side. Good product - great way to work on and sell the software that financial professionals use.
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Terrible management and zero career growth
Specialist (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, CTJune 21, 2017
If you are looking for a place to advance your career this is not the place to go. They do not have formal career discussions they do not have formal reviews annually. Unless you are a department or person that is bringing in revenue Factset does not care about you at all. The HR department is extremely unorganized and they get rid of the only people that actually know what they're doing. Factset is full of lifers and they do not have a clue how to properly manage a run a department. They will sell you the dream about wanting people from the outside to help them become a real company but are so resistant to anything you propose. Do not waste your career here you will not learn anything they do not have people for you to learn from
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Management, career growth, Hr, learning
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Good Place To Work
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, CTMay 31, 2017
Factset is a good place to work. Friendly work culture. Places emphasis on financial knowledge. Good people. Competitive compensation. Reasonable opportunities to advance.
Pros
Free Lunch
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Good Financial Data collection company
Associate Director of Research (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, CTMay 30, 2017
This is a good company, however the overseas travel and frequency is more than I want to continuing. As a senior leader this is one of the best companies to work for, the workplace culture is one of dignity and respect. The Research team and co-workers are the most enjoyable part of the Job.
Pros
Salary, Team work, work environment, health care
Cons
Travel frequency
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Best company I ever worked for
Data Center Technician/Operator (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAMay 27, 2017
Absolutely perfect place to start you carrier in IT. Benefits are the best part especially if you have a family. Very friendly culture and great training provided.
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Good place to work
Manager, Risk in Portfolio Analytics (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, CTMay 15, 2017
Good Benefits. Good Technology. Friendly Work place. Lots of emphasis on Financial Knowledge. To attract more talent, it needs to start thinking more like a technology company than a FinTech Company.
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Good company to start at
Investment Management Consultant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAApril 25, 2017
Very good company to start at and you are immersed in the financial industry working with a great team. Good experience and look into the industry but few places to elevate to.
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Ok for first job
Investment Management Consultant (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTApril 18, 2017
Amazing co-workers--that was the hardest part about leaving. Overall, you're a glorified technician. I do not think there is a lot rom for advancement but I felt very secure in my job.
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Great place to start work.
Client Service Representative (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 5, 2017
Great company to work for and gain early experience. Awesome Job Work/Life Balance. Upper Management is awful and vertical growth is non-existent. Company is very cliquey,
Pros
Work/Life Balance, Free Lunch, Great Office Locations
Cons
Compensation, Competitiveness
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Great place to work at
Network Operator (Current Employee) –  Piscataway, NJMarch 24, 2017
Great coworkers, accommodations and employee support is great. Insurance coverage is second to none and the company is still growing every year. Would recommend.
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Productive workplace
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  McDonough, GAMarch 13, 2017
Great workplace.
Just topical job a warehouse to learn how to do the job better.
The management is okay they are willing to work u and try to undert your problem if u have one.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Short breaks
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Chill workplace
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTMarch 11, 2017
This company has a fairly relaxed work environment with fun people. Employees host lots of social activities outside of the normal work hours which are always fun to go to.
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Horrible management, no career advancement or employee loyalty
Research Analyst (Former Employee) –  Los AngelesFebruary 12, 2017
Horrible management, no career advancement or employee loyalty. Very dead end type of job. Promotions without higher salary. Changing teams is practically impossible.Most people are very junior at the company due to high turnover, therefore there is a lack of knowledge in a lot of areas. work can be rather monotonous after learning the ropes and your core tasks don't necessarily challenge or enable you to grow as a professional.
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