Fidelity Investments
3.4 of 5 1,555 reviews
www.fidelity.com Boston, MA 5000+ Employees

Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.4 1,555 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

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

Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Entrepreneurial and never dull

Vice President (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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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Great working environment, great people!

Associate QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Merrimack, NH

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

ProsGreat company culture. Friendly people and awesome benefits.

ConsBenefits are good but benefits fully given after 5th year of employment.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. Keep promoting good culture.

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

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Great place to start in the financial industry.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fidelity Investments

ProsGreat place to start and get your licenses. Excellent training.

ConsNot much opportunity for self-development.

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Great place to start career in investments.

Investments Representative (Current Employee)
Tukwila, WA

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

ProsGood pay and benefits, easy to get started in call center and move up to better positions. Lots of locations in branch network.

ConsMind-numbing compliance, somewhat limited products, scared of their own shadow.

Advice to Senior ManagementI can't even begin to list the number of things that drive me nuts about working there....

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

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Great opportunities for financial work

User Experience Researcher (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Fidelity Investments as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsVaried projects, knowledgeable and friendly co-workers, great for independent self-starters, you can make your own schedule

ConsWork is not always steady -- there's an ebb and flow. You can get a lot of projects, but not a lot of research methods. Not a lot of fieldwork opportunities.

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

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Financial Services Representative (Current Employee)
Westlake, TX

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

ProsGreat position to get your foot in the door. Many advancement opportunities if you work hard.

ConsVery competitive. Call Center, and it can be challenging to speak to customers on a daily basis.

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

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Lots of opportunity

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

ProsPlenty of space to advance but you will need to work for it. Training is outstanding and provided through different mediums. The work is meaningful and overall the Executive Leadership is strong. hey have made big strides in the customer experience realm. Great benefits.

ConsLots of politics and that will be something you must accept. Things take to long to change even though it is for good reason.

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

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Fidelity is a great company

Investment Solutions Representative (Current Employee)
American Fork, UT

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

ProsGood potential for advancement. Pay is comparable to competitors.

ConsSome limitations for career progression depending on location.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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

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good company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosit's a big company so my experiences will likely be different from many others' experiences. speaking solely for myself, things have largely been positive. i've previously worked for other financial service companies, including an investment bank, but found fidelity to be very demanding in terms of what it expects from its employees. expect to work at least 10 -12 hours on average. but, there is less "busy work" compared to other companies and i have gotten meaningful projects where i got to take lead from day one. significantly, management here gives you credit for a job well done, including leaving you to present your work to senior management.

Consfidelity has an active site strategy. this means that the company can and does "move jobs" from one end of the country to another regularly. this site strategy should be a consideration for you if you intend to work in the new england area.
i will be moving to texas in a few months and many of my colleagues have been moved there in the past 18 months.
note that not moving w the job means, leaving the company. and going with the job does not mean any significant monetary compensation.
also, it's not that easy to find an internal transfer opportunity once the site strategy has been announced (not surprising).

Advice to Senior Managementuse the money you spend on "site visits" and the like to give people who decide to move with their job a cash bonus and hike in base.

also be cognizant of the fact that the company was built on the backs of people who studied and worked in new england. when you move whole groups to a totally different part of the company and only 20% of your current employees follow their jobs to the new location, you are not going to be able replace the people who leave. it's surprising that a company that is in a knowledge based industry gives such little regard for the professional and educational qualities of the people in its own hometown.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

ProsGreat Benefits with a good compensation.

ConsMicro Manangement. Focus is on clicking buttons to gather data than to provide a true customized approach to the customer. Cookie Cutter solutions.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement advances via the who you know rather than the what you know system.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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