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The company has a relaxed work environment for software engineers and allows it's workers to pursue a healthy work life balance. The managers and other employees are generally amicable. Working hours are fairly flexible and people can work from home when they need to. Apart from some notable exceptions much of the company operates with a poor development philosophy with very little emphasis on testing, documentation or QA. There seems to be more pressure to get stuff released then to get it released properly. In the long run this reduces stability and productivity. I think this is down to poor management and the way in which people given recognition. Another issue with FactSet is the way it handles on call duties. It requires members of staff to be on call and available to deal with any problems with out any additional remuneration. Time off in lieu is often given on an informal basis but given the relatively meagre salary compared to competitors I don't think this is enough. Having to respond to an emergency over a bank holiday visiting family is not equal to a single day off in the week.
Free lunches, flexible working hours
Poor development practices, unpaid on call duty
FactSet's largest selling point is it's work life balance. Despite a challenging environment, the company ensure a positive environment. FactSet as it continues to grow as a company allows its employees to grow with the company via implementation new programs , initiatives and teams.
Less proactive management
I learnt how to interacts with key stakeholders and the companies bespoke programming languages. The most enjoyable part of the job was your peers and interacting with clients. The hardest part of the job was dealing with management and internal politics.
The people at FactSet are great, and that's what makes it a great place to work. Unfortunately the work is quite dull, as a consultant you act more like a dedicated IT support person for FactSet client. There's a real disconnect between senior management and consultants whereby lots of time has to be dedicated to internal certifications/projects over meeting client needs. If you don't want to go into sales or being a consulting manager there's not many places to go.
Free lunch, health insurance and other benefits are amazing
Boring work, flat career path, IT support
FactSet may be a good company to work for, but would not recommend to work for Matrix Solutions (London). Overall many poor practices to be seen in the office, all other areas too fail as compared to a medium standard.
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