Fidelity International Employee Reviews about "decision making"

Updated 15 Nov 2019

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  • "Some of the senior management and middle management are stuck in old ways where they will be not easily accessible to everyone(in 24 reviews)

  • "Decision making can be slow and too much of power center in UK(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Fidelity is a great company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fidelity is highly people oriented and has a very good work culture. With it's focus on diversity and inclusion..it is a welcoming place for women to work at

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow and too much of power center in UK. It works on networking

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  2. "Well-known reputable asset manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A lot of great people and smart people here. Some became truly close friends. The work friendship that was built is indescribable

    Cons

    Decision making is slow, a lot of socialising and uncertainties with changes, restructures in the team all the way to management. Lack of clarity on direction to employees and company vision

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  3. "Solid company going through change"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity International full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working and development supported

    Cons

    Pay and transparency of decision making

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Information Security at Fidelity"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cab facility and free lunch.

    Cons

    This review is specifically about the information security practice at Fidelity. I had joined the ISTR team at Fidelity in 2017 with high hopes of helping the application security team become early adopters in DevSecOps, in alignment with the industry. However, my journey at FIL was cut short drastically because of the following reasons. The UK management that heads information security considers India as a garbage dump to which they give as minimum attention and resources as possible. Lots of funds are allocated for their multiple travels to Dalian, Boston, Gurgaon, etc. each year. However, the budget becomes severely constrained when it comes to purchasing of essential security tools or providing relevant training to the security team in India. Also, there is a lot of mistrust and lack of transparency when it comes to interactions between UK and India which leads to the untimely death of security initiatives that are the fruit of your hard labor. In addition, often people who lack appropriate information security background are hired and placed at decision making capacities. Therefore, there is hardly anyone with knowledge and vision to drive the security strategy forward, especially at the top levels, leaving security teams to perform the same tasks over and over for years without developing skills relevant to the modern security landscape. Producing meaningless presentations without any notable technical content and being the darling of your manager(s) is what matters when it comes to promotions in the team. The most hilarious aspect is that your UK counterparts can get promoted every year (or sometimes twice in a year) whereas in India you will rot in the same position for years even if you carry out all the whims and fancies of your superiors. Recently I heard that they have hired somebody who has no prior experience in security to lead the entire India security group. As expected, the person struggles to understand the common concepts of security such as application firewalls, dynamic security testing, etc. while making decisions that affect everyone in India security. Seeing that the matters have gone from bad to worse, I'm happy that I left the company a while ago without wasting too much time. My advice to anybody who would consider joining this team is that please be ready to forfeit all your technical competence and skills in return for a relatively safe job that doesn't push your limits in terms of constantly learning or coming up with creative solutions. Respect and recognition will not be given for your knowledge and technical acumen, but for your ability to please others and present yourself well. In other words, it's a good job for people who for some reason cannot or would not think about security outside the time and scope of their stipulated work. Just don’t expect too much useful learning to happen though.

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  5. "Good company to work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity International full-time

    Pros

    Many travel to the client

    Cons

    Devided into detailed function and take time for decision making.

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    "impactful"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workplace atmosphere is very lively and cheerful Managers are really supportive, they are very approachable and always ears to listen to you. They love new ideas, new strategies and will motivate you to achieve not only professional but your personal goals as well.

    Cons

    cafeteria food must be change (whoever the vendor is). more involvement of subordinates in day to day decision making regarding team matters.

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    "Good Culture, slow pace"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very people focused Great culture Good work life balance Simple Compensation structure, good bonuses

    Cons

    Very slow pace of change Decision making is driven centrally Challenges in transparency

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    "Investment Management"

    4.0
     in London, England
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity International for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A friendly place to work with a good work/life balance. Opportunities to explore different roles/locations and parts of the business. So much promise...

    Cons

    pace of change is too slow and a lack of accountability and decision making prevent growth and allow mediocrity to prevail

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    "Lots of opportunity"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity International full-time

    Pros

    There is a real agenda for change, which is touching most areas of the business. There is a great deal of opportunity for those well positioned to identify and drive it Salary and bonuses are fair The work life balance is very good for the industry

    Cons

    There has been a fair amount of restructuring, which while good in the longer term, has shaken the nerves of some employees The business can feel slow moving at times, as a result of it's consensus driven decision making approach

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "No"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Non-Investment Professional in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity International full-time

    Pros

    - Nice central London office, conveniently located - Outwardly friendly employees - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Mass redundancies. The firm has been been significantly slashed, with no sign of this improving. On top of that, the redundancies have been very badly handled by HR. - Ineffective leadership team and HR team who don't fill employees with much confidence in their decision making. - Unclear approaches to promotions. Seemed that those who brown nosed got promotions over who was actually best for the role. - Nepotism - play the Corporate Game or lose out. - Below average salaries with slight pay increases yearly.

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