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Challenging environment, until they kick you out

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Former Employee - Principal Architect (IT)  in  Boston, MA (US)
Former Employee - Principal Architect (IT) in Boston, MA (US)

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Good challenging work. If you thrive on pressure, this is good for you. You should be able to get opportunities to work on new and interesting tasks. Compensation is good - bonus and benefits.

Cons

It seems that management learned to avoid plant-closing laws by phasing their layouts over time. From roughly 2009 through 2011, we would hear about a layoff at one business group or another on the first Tuesday of each month. Later in 2011 and 2012. there was a heavy push on "site strategy", where they were moving jobs out of Boston and other Northeast offices to Texas, North Carolina and offshore. Lots of disruption with that.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too much change for the sake of change.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good company with good work culture

    Cons

    not a technology oriented company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The big green line

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    Current Employee - Investment Representative  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Investment Representative in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have spent billions on the brand, and it worked, they spent billions on the tools, and they rock, the products are cheep and won't hurt anyone unless you lie to them in the sales process.

    Cons

    !Its a big company and if you are not aware of how you are perceived it could possibly hurt your chances to move up. This is not anything different from any other large company. To the people complaining about how they were passed over or done wrong, so sorry for you but getting ahead in life is about more than just how you think you did at your job, your bosses have feelings to and if you don't make them feel like they made a good decision (At any company) you will not get ahead.

    In terms of the people in call centers and computer programming roles, well it is probably tough to stick out from the thousands of other people, but it is still a great company and they don't really expect too much of you from a performance standpoint so why complain about it. Just do your job and try to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. The company is one of the best places for people to store their life savings and along the way a few employees souls get crushed. Move on and keep doing a good job! There is a reason so many people work here their entire lives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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