Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
1,857 Reviews
3.7
1,857 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime (in 164 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 203 reviews)


Cons
  • Company expects all dedication to work with little regard to work/life balance (in 51 reviews)

  • Lot of high level (senior management) politics played in a dirty manner (in 70 reviews)

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    System Analyst

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Need to be more transparent on job roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more transparent on job roles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fidelity Investments is a great place to grow a career.

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    Current Employee - Workplace Planning and Guidance in Westlake, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Workplace Planning and Guidance in Westlake, TX (US)

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fidelity Investments is the ideal place to begin a career. The top-down leadership approach creates a culture of trust, transparency, friendly competitiveness and excellence. All levels of leaders invest countless hours in the development of their employees and the support provided to enhance your career is second to none. The company's values are visible in everything they do. It feels amazing to work for a company that sets clear direction, empowers employees to excel and then recognize and reward those who achieve.

    Cons

    The sheer size of the company can seem overwhelming, but this is easily overcome by having such great leaders in place to provide guidance to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on what matters and nothing else, expect excellence out of your employees, make the impossible possible, encourage personal motivation and promote selflessness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior High Net Worth Service Specialist in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior High Net Worth Service Specialist in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has great values and really seems to care about both their employees and customers. Good benefits including health and dental plus tons of others stuff like fitness, computer, tuition reimbursement; adoption assistance; etc. Spend a lot on training employees and focus on positive feedback as opposed to criticism.

    Cons

    Bonuses are pretty good but their is room for improvement in the bonus structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC (US)

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and a very team-oriented setting.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities usually only for employees who have been around for a long time, which is very discouraging for new people looking to make a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on long-term growth rather than short-term fixes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, strategic, friendly, Great values

    Cons

    Top heavy, bureaucratic, Old boys club at the top,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - IT Director in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Director in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Challenging environment, good benefits, great technology, always changing

    Cons

    Lots of distributed technology teams offshore causes challenging time schedules if you want a good work/life balance. Risk of New England based positions being moved is constant - but what is the benefit?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company has grown and evolved in MA and New england. It is sad to see the jobs move away from the state, and the folks that helped build the company, technology etc. It is a cause for reservation for anyone joining the company in the new england area.
    Keep up with the technology as you have - it makes for a challenging and interesting place to be.
    Allow your tech teams to breath and learn - training is encouraged but the projects are priority and time is limited (note: remember onshore/offshore model) people are already stretched thin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Demanding, great culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I heard many times that it all depended on which site you are located. However, in Boston there was a fantastic culture with huge support for career development from senior leaders. Lots of opportunity for growth if you put the work into it.

    Cons

    Demanding workload, not much work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Company

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are amazing and company cares about progression.

    Cons

    Internal moves may not be benefical to salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great learning and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Busy schedule. Work life management is hard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great employee development

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is there to help you learn

    Cons

    Management may not be the brightest individuals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire based off performance, knowledge, or ambition....not who you golf with on saturdays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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