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Great opportunities, high quality people

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Former Employee - Director of Communications  in  Boston, MA (US)
Former Employee - Director of Communications in Boston, MA (US)

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Resources, people, internal advancement, facilities. This is a great place for self-starters who are smart, aggressive and politically savvy.

Cons

Very insular culture. Lots of red tape. Challenging to innovate in most areas. Quite conservative. Internal business units often fight amongst one another. Do not expect a lot of career development/talent nurturing training - people are much too busy here for that. You have to take it on yourself to learn and move forward here.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good pay, excellent benefits. They are extremely focused on their customer, which makes the company successful. Everyone I worked with was nearly always very professional.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, very slow to advance employees, overly value soft skills in technical employees. They say that at Fidelity you're rewarded for what you do but my experience was that its at least half due to your political skill, as it is with many large companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People need to feel valued and properly compensated for their work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Highly political, bureaucratic environment

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Westlake, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Westlake, TX (US)

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fitness reimbursement; online training courses

    Cons

    You're position is not "confirmed" until after your 1 year anniversary but HR does not tell you that, until then, watch your back, they will look for ways to make your life miserable enough to make you want to quit or give an excuse you don't deserve a bonus. Full of bureaucracy, unless you're in the "in" crowd, you're pretty much on your own.
    The workplace is like the Olympics, employees compete with each other to reach the gold medal, Don't expect you will get the kind of support you need from your peers or manager, it's not for the faint hearted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep track of how your managers are running their department and their areas of responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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