Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.4 1,725 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

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

Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

(719 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Friendly and professional working environment.

    Financial Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsPositive office culture, constant training via modules and seminars.

    ConsLimited positions available at smaller branches.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Truly life changing.

    Software Development Intern (Current Employee) Westlake, TX

    ProsI interned there summer 2013 and went back for a second internship in 2014. I enjoyed the people I worked with, the on campus cafeteria, the covered parking, the beautiful landscape when I walk into the office, the lake on campus, and the job I did. I wrote software and was given a chance to grow, fun things to do with other interns, and was given responsibility that I never thought an intern would get, I wasn't just filing papers/writing spreadsheets. The pay is very generous, I make more money at fidelity than any one I know who interns at another company. I'm able to rent an apartment by myself, and save enough to last me the whole school year on my hourly wage alone.

    ConsMore of a personal con, but they don't have a major site in my hometown. I have no real cons, it's an awesome company.

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

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    Pretty good place to work!

    Workplace Planning and Guidance I (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsGreat benefits! Pretty flexible. Team environment. They do their best to make sure you are properly trained and alway put the customer first.

    ConsIt's a phone job... Can get very monotonous, some of the management team has not done the job so they don't understand exactly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be more flexible.

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

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsPay is good and there is free parking

    ConsNo room for advancement but I am sure things might change in the future

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture, competent colleagues, and impressive facilities.

    ConsBusiness units are in silos, and facilitating discussions between them can be difficult.

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

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    Phenomenal employee relations...

    Financial Representative (Current Employee) Covington, KY

    ProsThe training you receive at a job says a lot about your employer, and Fidelity invests a lot of time and resources in their new employees. Throughout your training there are constant opportunities to sit down with your on-boarding manager to talk about your progress and career development, including what direction you want to take after your current position. It's almost as if Fidelity wants you to improve and move onto bigger and better opportunities within the company more than you do.

    ConsAt the start there is a lot of time commitment that you need to make outside of the workplace. Getting securities licensed takes a lot of time at work and a lot of time at home. If that's not something you are used to or don't have available it can be a big adjustment.

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

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company! A lot of opportunities for career growth.

    ConsMicro managing has been something that has been ramping up.

    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 Work

    Software Engineer/Developer (Current Employee) Westlake, TX

    ProsThe office environment is great. I love just about everyone there. You even have the chance to interact with the Senior Management Team from time to time. All employees are very knowledgable. Always open to new ideas and the Work/Life balance is great.

    ConsCompared to other places the base salary is not that great.
    Unnecessary training
    People with less seniority seem to do more of the administrative work

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing well with cutting down on bureaucracy. When you ask for ideas, do better at trying to follow through.

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

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    Great Company

    Director (Current Employee) Merrimack, NH

    Pros- Personal growth
    - Pay for Performance
    - Strong Leadership
    - Many job opportunities within the company

    Cons- Limited movement by leaders between companies
    - Too many senior level individual contributors

    Advice to Senior Management- Develop rotational policy for VPs and above
    - Expand leadership training beyond current GMA program

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work. Company led by a great family, the Johnson, who do things the right way.

    Investment Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay, especially for younger employees who work hard. Great benefits. Ability to move up quick and get experience in many different parts of the financial industry. Amazing training.

    ConsGoal and compensation change frequently. Management is constantly focusing on something different. At one time my goals consisted of how much money i brought in, how much went into product (mutual funds, managed accounts, annuities, fixed income), how many referrals i received, how many retirement plans/ income strategies i went through, and so on. It it impossible to do great at everything which means management is always stressing something.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it clear what promotions with be based on. Do not change compensation every year. Make it easier to change career paths.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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