Fidelity Investments
3.4 of 5 1,567 reviews
www.fidelity.com Boston, MA 5000+ Employees

Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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3.4 1,567 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

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

Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

(621 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance - excellent place for employees with family commitments"
    in 126 reviews
  • "Great benefits offer if you plan on staying long term"
    in 163 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance options is only supported in some business units"
    in 36 reviews
  • "Senior management doesn't do much to prop up employee morale and resolve issues"
    in 61 reviews
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Systems Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for less than a year

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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good organisation to work with

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Proswork life balance, employee satisfaction

Consdon't have any cons to say.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fidelity Investments

ProsA Great company and benefits!

ConsWork life balance and travel were difficult.

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good

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time for less than a year

Prosfriendly environment. lots of opportunity.lots of learning

ConsThere is no issue in the process or work culture of fidelity investment.

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

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Great work life balance. Not a cut-throat Wall Street firm. Privately owned

Leadership Development Program (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFocus on the employee and the customer. Lots of cash to explore new opportunities. The company is privately owned and therefore we don't have to worry about shareholder influence. Friendly and accepting. Probably the least amount of stress you will find in any Brokerage firm.

ConsA bit too collaborative. All decisions are made by group thought or committees.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey could probably increase the base salaries of the mid level employees.

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

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Stable Company but lots of red tape

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat career place. Many people stay there for 10+ years.
Depending on your department and manager, very flexible with work/life
Salary is average to good. Benefits and bonuses are great
I stayed over 8 years because of how well I was treated. Decided to move on just to expand my knowledge but I wouldn't rule out a return some day.

ConsAdvancement is difficult due to the sheer number of employees. They can't have everyone it a VP level so some people will stagnate.
Sometimes the red tape would get in the way and cause a small decision to take weeks to resolve.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

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

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Entrepreneurial and never dull

Vice President (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSmall company feel with big co resources

ConsPrioritization, too much oppty with not enough resources

Advice to Senior ManagementMore emp engagement

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

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Good1 lots of smart people, importance and understanding of good design and user experience

Visual Designer/User Experience Team (Former Employee)
Boston (Bolivia)

I worked at Fidelity Investments as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe people are great, smart, talented and it is pretty 9-5 work /life balance unless you are working on a deadline

ConsThere can be a lot of back and forth and sometimes can feel like too many cooks in the kitchen which can make finalizing anything seem to take a while

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

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End User Support Technician (Former Employee)
Merrimack, NH (US)

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

ProsFair pay and great benefits. Earned 70k in my 401k over 7 years in an customer service job.
Clean, professional work environment.
Clearly defined objectives. Lots of opportunity for internal transfers, moving up, etc.

ConsYou are a number.
It's all about who you know.
No creative thinkers, please.
Outsourcing.

Advice to Senior ManagementI really don't know what to say here. It's such a big company, so much is way above my head. The biggest thing that got to me was the outsourcing. Plenty of good people here; shipping jobs to India is unethical.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for, many opportunities for advancement.

Client Service Manager (Former Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsVery diverse company with lots of chances for growth if you are motivated and willing to learn new things. Salary and benefits are excellent.

ConsThere has been a great deal of turnover in the northeast as they move large parts of the organization out for MA and into lower cost states. No telling how long this process will continue.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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