Fidelity Investments

  www.fidelity.com
  www.fidelity.com

Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
1,867 Reviews
3.7
1,867 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Abby Johnson
6 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime (in 164 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 206 reviews)


Cons
  • Company expects all dedication to work with little regard to work/life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • Lot of high level (senior management) politics played in a dirty manner (in 70 reviews)

More Highlights

1,084 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fidelity Investments is a great place to grow a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Workplace Planning and Guidance in Westlake, TX
    Current Employee - Workplace Planning and Guidance in Westlake, TX

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

    Pros

    Fidelity Investments is the ideal place to begin a career. The top-down leadership approach creates a culture of trust, transparency, friendly competitiveness and excellence. All levels of leaders invest countless hours in the development of their employees and the support provided to enhance your career is second to none. The company's values are visible in everything they do. It feels amazing to work for a company that sets clear direction, empowers employees to excel and then recognize and reward those who achieve.

    Cons

    The sheer size of the company can seem overwhelming, but this is easily overcome by having such great leaders in place to provide guidance to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on what matters and nothing else, expect excellence out of your employees, make the impossible possible, encourage personal motivation and promote selflessness.

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

    Great employee development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is there to help you learn

    Cons

    Management may not be the brightest individuals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire based off performance, knowledge, or ambition....not who you golf with on saturdays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Innovative, strategic, friendly, Great values

    Cons

    Top heavy, bureaucratic, Old boys club at the top,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    A great place for young college graduates to build a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Associate I in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Financial Associate I in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The facility is very nice and the people are very nice, friendly and supportive. The training is good and you get a lot of support. Management encourages feedback and evaluation of everything. Fidelity promotes from within. If you are a young person just starting out in a new career, it is an excellent place to get started and move up. They like to train people into their own culture and reward those who comply. When you apply for other opportunities, they give you feedback if you are not chosen. The benefits package is good. Even though this is a call center environment and it can be busy, it is a pleasant place to be and I have never felt overly micro-managed. The callers are usually nice and pleasant and management encourages helping the customer no matter how long it takes. Customers routinely tell us how they appreciate the service they get. There are often potlucks and employee appreciation events and fun things going on.

    Cons

    The facility is in a somewhat remote location and is a long drive. If you are an experienced person, unfortunately opportunities to move up seem to be more limited. The company tends to prefer training inexperienced people instead of promoting people who have experience from elsewhere. The recruiters will promise you career opportunities, but there are some interesting politics involved in getting the other opportunities that they do not tell you about. There are a lot of very young managers who started out with the company, but who do not have a lot of management experience. While everyone is very nice and friendly, sometimes they seem to be intimidated by older, more experienced staff and look for ways to deny opportunities instead of trying to fit people in where they are most qualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize when you have talented staff who have experience you can rely on and look for opportunities to place them in appropriate positions. Recognize that you cannot teach personality, but you can teach information and procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great internship opportunity for Actuarial Consulting in Retirement/Pension area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retirement Consulting in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Retirement Consulting in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Real work for real clients
    Steady stream of project work
    Assigned internship supervisor/mentor
    Good support from supervisor and senior staff
    Good self study training modules to get you started
    Hourly rate was excellent
    Professional and trusting work environment
    Was assigned work for a very prominent well-known client

    Cons

    I cannot think of any real cons to working for this excellent internship program
    This position may not be available next year in Boston office due to focus on hiring growth in another office down south

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep this position open in the Boston office - there seems to be a lot of work that could be assigned to interns in this area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, great benefits. Willing to work with individuals to better their career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operational Representative III in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operational Representative III in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good career paths.

    Cons

    Some middle management has little experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention what each employee knows and contributes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great learning and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Busy schedule. Work life management is hard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, great training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Great place to start in industry, pay for all your licenses. Team environment. Lots of support to develop as much as u want.

    Cons

    Politics when it comes to advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more incentives to FR's to drive business and make up for low salary.

  10.  

    Great place to start your career in finance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retirement Solutions Representative in Westlake, TX
    Current Employee - Retirement Solutions Representative in Westlake, TX

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and core values to the company.

    Cons

    Not a lot of thinking outside the norm. Feedback tends to get lost in the either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great team, great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience VISUAL DESIGNER in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - User Experience VISUAL DESIGNER in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The IX team is full of talented and zero ego designers. Its i s an inspiring place to work.

    Cons

    the topic of banking can be a little dry at times so keeping self motivated was key.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Fidelity Investments Photos

Work at Fidelity Investments? Share Your Experiences

Fidelity Investments

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.