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Updated 22 Jul 2019

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Fidelity Investments CEO Abby Johnson
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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work in

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Fidelity Investments2019-07-22
  2. Helpful (2)

    "50/50"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer 

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, bonus, 401k plan

    Cons

    Constant [hidden]layoffs based on targeted salary range/# of years in the company

    Fidelity Investments2019-05-06
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work culture is good and people respect each other

    Cons

    No cons found in my 4 years career

    Fidelity Investments2019-02-05
  4. "Great so far"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    7 years in fidelity and its been great so far

    Cons

    frequent layoffs , more burocracy

    Fidelity Investments2019-01-31
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Principal Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer - Software in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good bonus at 20% Good 401k matching at 7%

    Cons

    Low base salary of $105k for Principal Engineer $500/person HSA is standard for financial companies 12 holiday days is standard for financial companies 20 PTO days is standard for financial companies Bonus contribution to 401k is standard in financial companies Being in operations will wreck your work life balance (there isn't any)

    Fidelity Investments2019-01-09
  6. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work in Galway"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Galway
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Look after staff we’ll - good benefits

    Cons

    Still somewhat a satellite to US operations

    Fidelity Investments2018-06-14
  7. "Great Company for IT professionals"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, company benefits, 401K match, Profit sharing, Bonus and work-life balance, Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Honestly, nothing. From compensation and benefits employee will be very happy for Sure. Rest of happiness depends on if you are happy with Current Project, Role and Work

    Advice to Management

    Awsome!

    Fidelity Investments2018-02-16
  8. "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Merrimack, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Too much work to do for senior

    Cons

    Good 401k benefit and good for new graduates

    Fidelity Investments2018-01-06
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Decent company, but is going through a lot of issues with technical transformation."

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Westlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are nice and there are a lot of really awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    I have a lot of respect for the senior management and the direction that they want to take the company in terms of technology. That said, the middle and upper management is too busy fighting among themselves to actually make the company better. There is a lot of political in-fighting that seems to bleed down to the people on the ground floor that makes working with teams outside your own team a struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Technical transformation is hard and is always a struggle. If you actually want a team/group/product to succeed in creating advanced technology systems you have to give them time to change, cut back on business demands while the transformation is happening, and allow them to take on risks that could very well disrupt business as usual. Being afraid and/or unwilling to take risks only stunts the transformation process...

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    Fidelity Investments2017-10-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fidelity"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer/Developer in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits Great people

    Cons

    Very top-down management style Committed to outsourcing

    Fidelity Investments2017-01-11
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