Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
1,803 Reviews
3.7
1,803 Reviews
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Fidelity Investments Chairman and CEO Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III
Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III
770 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime (in 149 reviews)

  • Being a privately held company has great benefits as well (in 185 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 68 reviews)

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Employee 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 for less than a 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Call center experience.

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    Former Employee - Registered Representative  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Extremely well managed. The training I received was by far the best I received in any corporation I've worked in. There were constant opportunities to add more training. Once you've been in a position for at least six months you can apply to transfer departments or advancement.The process was easy. Management was generally hired from within.

    Cons

    Even small infractions of company policy or procedures were a permanent part of your employee record. Even these minor things came up in my department transfer interview. In spite of this I was still successful. During a training week I was given a written warning about using foul language. I never had. That was someone else, but I was written up despite the fact it wasn't me. There was no process for defending oneself when accused.

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

    IT Application Support Engineer

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    Current Employee - Applications Support  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Support in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Technology, maybe the best. Great benefits.

    Cons

    None None None None None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Gud company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Learning culture is the best part

    Cons

    Captive and resulting natural limitations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to work , lots of technology exposure you will get

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer Developer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer Developer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Best place to work, lots of technology exposure you will get. Working environment is very good. Management is excellent.

    Cons

    Promotions is not much frequent. Work-life balance totally depends upon the team for which you work .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Retirement representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Westlake, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good starter job, gives a lot of experience and knowledge of the industry. Pays well for entry level.

    Cons

    They do not promote within. Hard to move around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company with good benefits

    Former Employee - Network Analyst  in  Durham, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Durham, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely
    Good healthcare plans (FSA contributions too)
    Good 401k

    Cons

    Not the most room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  9.  

    Absolutely Brilliant Firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work Culture, Work Life Balance, Compensation, Partner Engagement, On-Site Opportunities

    Cons

    Since it is a private company decision making is slow sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Developer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Developer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Flexible
    Good exposure on different technologies

    Cons

    There are not much on-site opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work but low efficiency

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Great benefit: bonus, internal stock, profit sharing, 401k match
    - Nice people to work with
    - Good technologies
    - work in Financial industry
    - good company culture

    Cons

    - Hardworking but low efficiency, spent a lot of time to get other department to do the work that we could have otherwise done by ourself much better and faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has strong specialty technology teams such as database team, web service team, etc. which provide great expert level help, but on the other side, their staffing bottleneck and regulations make it very hard to get jobs done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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