Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
1,800 Reviews
3.6
1,800 Reviews
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Fidelity Investments Chairman and CEO Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III
Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III
768 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime (in 149 reviews)

  • Being a privately held company has great benefits as well (in 185 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tough given OT expectations 55-65 hours per week (in 42 reviews)

  • Lot of high level (senior management) politics played in a dirty manner (in 68 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Application Support Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Great Technology, maybe the best. Great benefits.

    Cons

    None None None None None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Progressive promotions as knowledge grew and flourished from my entry level position and beyond

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trading Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Trading Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Best benefits I have seen and researched throughout the industry. Work/life balance is encouraged, and the programs provided by the firm are abundant.

    Cons

    The promotion opportunities are not direct, they promote more of a 'lattice' structure. Best advice is to be involved in projects, extra tasks, etc. this opened several more doors and expedited my career with Fidelity. Some of the leadership is quite weak and the politics can outweigh the actual business at times, unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is not the greatest, though the benefits included are comparable to others in the industry. The bonus' and promotions are more so based on tenure and not performance. I have as well as several of my colleagues have experienced this across the firm in a variety of business units. This was very concerning as it led me (among others) to look outside Fidelity for upward momentum. The only reason I had stayed with Fidelity is a few key leaders knowing my potential and wanting to keep me in the firm. I urge leadership to question why the employees are looking elsewhere and potentially try and keep them versus letting the employee go without question.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    CSA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Administrator  in  Covington, KY
    Current Employee - Client Service Administrator in Covington, KY

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, everyone is willing to help one another, talking with clients on the phone they're always willing to get you the information you need.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful. Calls have been growing as numbers have been decreasing in the CSA role.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Fidelity has good pay, team environment, good benefits and very pleasant physical work environment. Would recommend company that has a great deal of locations to transfer to if you are wanting growth.

    Cons

    They could have more work schedules and work at home opportunities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    salary, benefits, workspace, people, timeoff

    Cons

    people, drive, promotions, values, compensation

  7.  

    Fidelity investments review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Massive growth, continual learning, great benefits and pay

    Cons

    continual daily intense work environment and massive goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to Work For

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and good people

    Cons

    The quantity of work forces a trade off with quality sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on quantitative metrics, more on the qualitative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President, Senior Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President, Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The compensation is generous and there are a lot of SBUs to choose from

    Cons

    feel that career pathing is limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clear path for caeer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a solid company that puts their employees retirements high on the priority list

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good worklife balance, company has strong values to support their clients and employees

    Cons

    Can be difficult to feel like your day to day efforts contribute to the success of the company, not a lot of control over your future perse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to truely reward employees for their contributions that are more competitive with peers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best company I've worked for.

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

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

    Pros

    Nice to finally work for an investment company that is private. Clients first, not shareholders. Thank you Johnson family!

    Cons

    Work life balance is not competitive with other like-compensated options. My SF Bay Comp is mirrored to those in lower cost-of-living parts of the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the 401k leader, we should have a yearly matching True-Up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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