FactSet
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FactSet invests heavily in its employees and works hard to ensure that they all excel and grow. Multiple opportunities for advancement are provided to employees and career coaching is not only available, but encouraged.
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good place to start

good place to start your career, supportive colleagues and managements, good culture, ok pay, good benefits. Leave after 2-3 yrs, otherwise you'll find it's hard to do so.
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This was a great place to start a career. Excellent work life balance and good learning and development opportunities. If you are interested in product development or engineering, you can't find a better company to dip your feet in.
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Used to be good, could be better

Used to be good. But nowadays, besides good work life balance, there is lack of direction and leadership. The work is not really making the company achieve whatever goals set by leadership. Also, the pay is not fair.
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A growing company with good opportunities

A really good place to work with good people. Opportunities to work on meaningful projects and initiatives. Management is becoming more focused on employees.The company is growing fast and has recognized that processes need to become more scalable to achieve company goals
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Fun place to work at with good work/life balance

Fun place to work at with good work/life balance. Solid for a starting career in finance and learning the basics. However depending on how much work you want to get done the corporate structure of it is quite lazy.

Pros

Free lunches, cool ppl

Cons

low pay, low bonuses
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Great culture, management really cares about you

It’s a great company to work for, especially for a first job. Management cares a lot and makes you feel comfortable coming into the company. Good work/life balance

Pros

Free lunches, benefits

Cons

None
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Well-balanced place to work

FactSet is a great place to work but lacks in compensation growth and career advancement. Upper management does seem to care about lower-level workers and communication during my time here has been open and clear. Deadlines are often estimated with plenty of wiggle room and expectations/goals are usually clearly passed down from higher-ups. However, promotions are given without raises and increased responsibility doesn't necessarily mean increased compensation at Factset. Additionally, the 401k plan takes 5 years of service to fully vest. This is definitely a great place for both new graduates to get their foot in the door and a place for people looking to spend the last part of their career with a good work-life balance, job security, and decent pay.

Pros

Free Lunches, Open to Remote Work, Work-Life Balance, Company culture

Cons

Poor Advancement opportunities, unclear compensation guidelines, confusing performance reviews
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Decent place to start

The work at FactSet was interesting to start with. Once new upper level management took over, the goals became much more scattered and it's difficult to feel that much of it matters; FactSet does have a good culture, smart people and ok work life balance, depends on the team; the way that we need to prioritize our work needs to change, however.

Pros

Culture, smart people

Cons

Poor upper management, compensation
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Great company but it changed a lot

This was an amazing company to work for until it hit a certain size following very fast growth. Formerly incredible culture got diluted and impersonal.
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Cool and Secure

In the beginning it was a good experience, management is never towards the favour for employees, strict rules while you go in your journey in my role. Very less learning expereince
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Good Starter Job

I worked here for 3 years. The job is good for those fresh out of college and looking to get their foot into the IT career field. The job provides a solid foundation and there is a lot of different types of work you can pick up including network engineering and software-related work as well.

Pros

Company paid lunch, good workers, excellent place to pick up IT skills, good amount of vacation days.

Cons

Relocation is basically required for career advancement here.
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Productive workplace with many growth opportunities

Good job out of school. Pays pretty well for a job out of school, but after that the pay could be better. Good opportunities for advancement so far. Good opportunities to learn new things.

Pros

Free lunch mon-thur, AWAs
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Overall positive experience

Positive, team-oriented atmosphere. Very few negative interactions during my 7 years working for FactSet. Strong environment of colleagues helping one another and consistently meeting new challenges.

Pros

Family oriented, excellent work/life balance
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Good WLB but on the low side for comp

Factset has great WLB. The people there are nice and supportive. The engineers seem fairly competent. The cons are low compensation, outdated tech in some departments, and meaningless promotions.
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Good people making the most out of it

What stood out the most at FactSet is how the technology looked great but when you actually gave it a test, it was more disappointing than expexted. This summarizes the whole FactSet experience. On paper the consulting job seems great since it makes you think you will be working with clients and implementing efficient workflows. But once you are working, you quickly see how it is just a support desk job with classes so you can understand the products they want you to sell.

Pros

Free lunches, quality people, work life balance

Cons

Mundane job, rude clients, support
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Solid place to work, but don't stay too long

Great first place to work, but alot of "lifers" running things who have little experience of better run and more innovative companies. Big ideas are frowned upon, but little improvements are encouraged.
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Sales

Excellent exposure to the investment management industry, great learning opportunity especially for those right out of college or 1-2 years out. Opportunity to come in, work hard, make a name for yourself, and have room for advancement either at the company or at a client in 2-3 years. Executive leadership is lopsided, can be somewhat invisible, but it is a large company. Comp is very linear, benefits are good.

Pros

Excellent learning opportunity, Resume growth, build deep connections in the investment management industry, Fantastic colleagues and culture, Team atmosphere, most people willing to go the extra mile and support each other

Cons

Comp structure continues to mystify, Discretionary bonus model causes pain, Lots of travel that you would think you're making a lot more in comp, Little work from home flexibility compared to fintech sales
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Used to be great just not the same anymore

When I joined in 2014 it was a stellar company and the people were great... many of the people who made Factset what they are today we’re awesome and fun to work with. However many are no longer there. If you take a job there be sure they don’t pigeon hole you or else you will find yourself looking for a new position. The new management has become bean counters and always looking to cut employees for the sake of the stock price. Unfortunately, this is the new corporate world we live in. No real thanks for putting in numerous hours and weekends away from your family. It used to be really great place but the culture has slowly deteriorated and it’s hard to find anyone knowledgeable about their systems and data because many of those people have been let go. I enjoyed my job there and was very disappointed that they let someone with my Database background go because trust me.... no one understood RDBMSs there, I felt like I was on an island. I guess it proves the people really are the company You do the math and I’ll leave it at that.

Pros

Work life balance ; locations, telecommuting

Cons

Senior Management, technology discipline, performance management system, no visibility, no formal training
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Virtual Internship

Virtual internship went well and learned a lot about the factset platform, buy-side, sell-side, various financial topics, and how their cleints use the product.

Pros

Learning

Cons

Internship
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Challenging work place with all the best toys

Your experience is greatly affected by your direct manager which is far from uniform even within the same vertical. There are a few gems to work for but they are rare. While on the surface the environment is ideal however there is a constant unhealthy pall of fear the runs deep in many departments.

Pros

Free lunch, great health care, best/latest tech in engineering, wonderfully smart coworkers

Cons

Agressive/bully self promoting actors rewarded at the expense of others regularly
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Overall rating

Based on 576 reviews

Ratings by category

3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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