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FactSet Research Systems

Provider of financial data and applications.

601 Merritt 7, 3rd floor
Norwalk, CT 06851
Employees: 5,455
CEO: Philip Hadley
Stock Symbol: FDS

Website: http://www.factset.com

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FactSet is a leading provider of financial information and analytic applications for investment professionals around the globe.

FactSet offers instant access to data and analytics to thousands of analysts, portfolio managers, and investment bankers at the world's premier financial institutions. The top 10 global investment banks and 95 of the world's top 100 asset managers use FactSet services. The company has over 48,000 users and over 2,200 clients.

The company conducts operations along with its affiliates from 24 locations worldwide, including Boston, New York, Chicago, San Mateo, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Sydney.

In fiscal 2011, the company reported revenues of $727 million, a 13% increase, and net income of $171 million.

FactSet was named one of the Best Companies to Work for in America by Fortune magazine in 2012 for the fourth time.

The number of employees at FactSet has increased by 1,135 during the past year.


FactSet was founded in September 1978. Howard Wille and Charles Snyder leave their Wall Street jobs to build a business, headquartered in New York, centered on computer-based financial analysis.

FactSet headquarters move to Greenwich, CT in 1990 and then to Norwalk, CT in 2004.

The company went public on the NYSE in 1996.


Special Extras

* Free working lunch in the office
* Sodas, juices, sports drinks, hot beverages, and snacks all day
* Educational reimbursement for job-related tuition expenses may be available
* Certification reimbursement for eligible expenses related to the CFA exams may be available
* High speed home internet access for certain positions
* Locations accessible by mass transit
* Relocation assistance for certain positions (Ask your HR interviewer.)

Health Care

* Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision care for employees, their domestic partners, and dependents at minimal or no cost to our employees
* Short-term disability insurance at no cost
* Optional long-term disability insurance
* Group life insurance at no cost
* Optional additional group/dependent life insurance
* Accidental death and dismemberment insurance at no cost
* Business travel insurance at no cost

Time Off

* Three weeks of vacation time in the first year for full-time employees
* One additional day of vacation each subsequent year, up to 25 total days
* Five sick/personal days every year in addition to nine paid holidays

Family and Health Benefits

* Six weeks paid maternity leave, with an additional four weeks of unpaid leave
* Six weeks paid leave, with an additional four weeks of unpaid leave, for new adoptive parents who are the primary care provider
* One week paid leave for new parents who are not the primary care provider
* Confidential counseling services for employees and their dependents at no cost
* Discounts on maternity and child safety products
* Discounts on gym memberships, Weight Watchers memberships, and nutritional counseling

Bonuses and Savings Plans

* Flexible spending accounts ­ includes health spending account and dependent care account through pre-tax payroll deductions
* 401K with company match ­ invest up to 60% of your earnings (up to certain federal maximum amounts) through pre-tax payroll deductions, and FactSet will match dollar for dollar for up to 4% of employees' annual earnings, capped at the IRS annual maximum
* Employee stock purchase program ­ share in FactSet's success by choosing to purchase FactSet stock through payroll deductions. Employees pay only 85% of market value of the stock, based on the lower value of the opening or closing price of the quarter.
* CFA certification awards ­ bonuses of $2,500-$10,000 for passing levels of the CFA exam
* Employee referral bonuses ­ earn $2,500 for helping FactSet recruit top talent
* TransitChek pre-tax program for regional transit services
* Gift Matching Program ­ FactSet matches contributions of up to $1,000 per year from eligible employees to non-profit organizations

Updated July 4, 2012