Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
1,934 Reviews
3.6
1,934 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with encouraging co-workers for the most part (in 166 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 210 reviews)


Cons
  • Company expects all dedication to work with little regard to work/life balance (in 52 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.  

    Senior Technical Project Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Westlake, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Westlake, TX (US)

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    A great company and with very competitive salary. A very good benefit structure. High percentage 401k match. Very family oriented.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucratic red tape. Different organization structures. It was difficult to get new ideas or processes moving as many are very set in their ways

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good, but could be great with some improvements.

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    Current Employee - Mid-Level Leadership
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Leadership

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

    Pros

    Private ownership and long term investment.
    Strong corporate values that are mostly lived up to
    Fantastic benefits for those that want to make this a life-long career
    Broad businesses to move to many different areas.

    Cons

    Very large size = very large bureaucracy
    Too many leaders with golden parachute of great benefits - should leave but never will and hang on too long. As a result don't aggressively drive change (go with flow is dominant and safest choice that too many make.
    Less meritocracy more, play safe and conservative and survive. Hierarchy more important than ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address benefits to appeal to newer generations
    Reward risk and constructive, but different input.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    go fidelity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    salary, benifitts are good for associates

    Cons

    communication, strategy are lacking for associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Incompetent Lower Management

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Westlake, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Westlake, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Absolutely great company to work for and great atmosphere. Best retirement benefits and 401k in the industry. Great place to cut your teeth and learn. Tons of opportunity. If you enjoy investments it's a phenomenal place to learn.

    Cons

    Awful and I mean absolutely awful lower management. Do not recognize talent whatsoever. Production means absolutely nothing. Initial management are the employees who couldn't make it in what they actually wanted to do or just wanted to be lazy. Upper management is extremely smart but lower management is very petty and very likely to be as young or younger than you when starting. Fight your way through it and it is very rewarding but it can burn you out initially. Just realize you will be above them soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more competent lower management that can actually evaluate talent and intelligence and not just pick the people who they like to recommend for the next position.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company with wonderful benefits. Hard to move about internally if you want off a phones position once hired.

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    Former Employee - Defined Benefits in Covington, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Defined Benefits in Covington, KY (US)

    I worked at Fidelity Investments (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Professional environment. They treat their employees well.

    Cons

    Hard to move to different areas of the company as an internal transfer. If you want to move off a phones position it is very hard to do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technology at an Investment Firm

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    -Privately owned, Allows heavy emphasis on technology
    -Great health and 401k benefits
    -Relaxed atmosphere, Very focused on work-life balance

    Cons

    -Development dictated by every whim of major, internal customers
    -Quality focused mostly on functional testing
    -Product developed on moving target often makes planning difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize processes and procedures to avoid upsets from issues that arise

  9.  

    I have had great experience working with Fidelity Investments. The company provides great learning opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    I have have been working with Fidelity Investments for more than 3 years & my experience has been wonderful. The company adopts to latest technologies, thus keeping us techies in line with the latest happenings in technology.
    My personal experience has been great, where in i have been promoted multiple times have joined as an Associate straight out of Masters Program. The company recognizes talent and promotes the same, through opportunities for learning & perks.

    Cons

    Like many other companies the production installs occur during business off hours, hence you are expected to participate in the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Pampered, and staff are will taken care of and rewarded

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non ethat I can really think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    QA Engineer

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good place for freshers to start

    Cons

    Might get stuck in the same project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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