Fidelity International Employee Reviews about "decision making"

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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Pros
  • "Great Work Life Balance (Depending upon Team)(in 223 reviews)

  • "free food and cab and 8 to 5 job(in 60 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Excessive 'dead wood' especially in middle/senior management(in 26 reviews)

  • "more involvement of subordinates in day to day decision making regarding team matters(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      A good firm to work for

      18 Jan 2021 - Director in London, England, England
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      Pros

      High quality team of individuals

      Cons

      Slow management decision making from management

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      Fidelity International Response

      Employee Experience Team

      We value the time you have taken to share your views about the enjoyable experience you’ve had with Fidelity International. It is unfortunate that you were not satisfied with the pace of management decisions. Our leaders take their time to consider all options, which leads to the best decision being made. We appreciate your remarks and honest feedback. 

    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Investment excellence with complexity

      19 Nov 2020 - Head of Product Development in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Investment excellence in a very inclusive culture

      Cons

      Complex organization and huge vertical integration make decision making processes slow

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      Fidelity International Response

      Employee Experience Team

      We are glad to hear that our inclusive culture made your experience a positive one. We are continuously working to improve all of our processes so the feedback you have given is very useful. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fidelity is a great company to work for

      15 Nov 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Well-known reputable asset manager

      25 Jun 2019 - Senior Manager in Hong Kong
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      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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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      impactful

      2 Jan 2019 - Senior Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
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      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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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Information Security at Fidelity

      19 Apr 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Solid company going through change

      7 Jun 2019 - Assistant Manager 
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      Pros

      Flexible working and development supported

      Cons

      Pay and transparency of decision making

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good company to work

      19 Feb 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Many travel to the client

      Cons

      Devided into detailed function and take time for decision making.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Culture, slow pace

      22 Nov 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
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      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

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Don't join with a mindset to build your career here

      7 Sep 2014 - Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
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      Pros

      - Free (well, almost) food - Free (truly) conveyance - Parties to celebrate someone coming from UK, no kidding :-)

      Cons

      - Poor Human Resource Management (not really existent) - Focus only on what the top management believes important for the day; no long term planning: neither for the company nor for the employees - Lack of training / learning focus; too much emphasis to learn only 'how Fidelity business work' and nothing beyond - Slow decision making: you almost need to convince everyone in the organization to take a decision

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