Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.4 1,712 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Fidelity Investments Chairman and CEO Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

(715 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime(in 146 reviews)

  • Being a privately held company has great benefits as well(in 183 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tough given OT expectations 55-65 hours per week(in 42 reviews)

  • Lot of high level (senior management) politics played in a dirty manner(in 67 reviews)

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    System Analyst

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsGood working environment,work life balance, healthy and safe environment

    ConsNeed to be more transparent on job roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be more transparent on job roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative Intern

    Administrative Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture, competent colleagues, and impressive facilities.

    ConsBusiness units are in silos, and facilitating discussions between them can be difficult.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork-life balance
    good people
    ofice culture
    Company Values
    Extremely focused on customers
    good pay

    Conspersonal growth is slow
    politics
    lots of managers
    large organization and at times people going for same position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid company, truly cares for employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsAppropriate work-life balance, pay is commensurate with experience and how many hours you put it, and company really does take care of employees first rather than work people to the bone

    Conslarge corporation so it's hard to see all sides of the business; really tough to be a source of institutional change, given the size

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work out of college

    Brokerage Operations Representative (Former Employee) Westlake, TX (US)

    ProsFidelity is a great place to get your feet wet within the investment finance world. The training is top notch and the management for the most part is extremely knowledgeable. The benefits are great!

    ConsThe pay is pretty low for what you would think an investment finance company would pay, fairly difficult to move up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Phenomenal employee relations...

    Financial Representative (Current Employee) Covington, KY (US)

    ProsThe training you receive at a job says a lot about your employer, and Fidelity invests a lot of time and resources in their new employees. Throughout your training there are constant opportunities to sit down with your on-boarding manager to talk about your progress and career development, including what direction you want to take after your current position. It's almost as if Fidelity wants you to improve and move onto bigger and better opportunities within the company more than you do.

    ConsAt the start there is a lot of time commitment that you need to make outside of the workplace. Getting securities licensed takes a lot of time at work and a lot of time at home. If that's not something you are used to or don't have available it can be a big adjustment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company! A lot of opportunities for career growth.

    ConsMicro managing has been something that has been ramping up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Director (Current Employee) Merrimack, NH (US)

    Pros- Personal growth
    - Pay for Performance
    - Strong Leadership
    - Many job opportunities within the company

    Cons- Limited movement by leaders between companies
    - Too many senior level individual contributors

    Advice to Senior Management- Develop rotational policy for VPs and above
    - Expand leadership training beyond current GMA program

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Database Developer

    Database Developer (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsWork life balance, Technology and benefits

    Consdid not noticed any cons working in this company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work

    Software Engineer/Developer (Current Employee) Westlake, TX (US)

    ProsThe office environment is great. I love just about everyone there. You even have the chance to interact with the Senior Management Team from time to time. All employees are very knowledgable. Always open to new ideas and the Work/Life balance is great.

    ConsCompared to other places the base salary is not that great.
    Unnecessary training
    People with less seniority seem to do more of the administrative work

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing well with cutting down on bureaucracy. When you ask for ideas, do better at trying to follow through.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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