Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.4 1,716 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

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

Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

(716 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime(in 146 reviews)

  • Being a privately held company has great benefits as well(in 183 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 67 reviews)

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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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    Excellent company

    High Net Worth Service (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsThe company treats its employees very well. Growth potential is always there, if you have the right drive. Coworkers were mostly entertaining and a great resource for moving up in the company

    ConsCan be very repetitive. Some variance would be nice. Once you are in a role, it can feel like you get stuck. Expect to be in some roles that are incredibly busy and quite unfulfilling for a while, but you can move on from these lower roles if you really network

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is great, some people within it are a bit negative. and hard to work with

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

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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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    Good first job, but there are drawbacks

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsGood benefits to regular full time and regular part time employees in terms of medical, dental, and vision- the higher coverage plan has a higher cost passed onto the employee. 401k plan available with matching.

    ConsIn the Albuquerque site, favoritism runs rampant. Managers play favorites with staff and will ignore employee concerns, this problem extends up to directors as well. Also, Albuquerque is excluded from the profit sharing benefit that ALL OTHER SITES enjoy and pay is low for the job. They will try and convince you the pay is appropriate, however, compared to other call centers it is lower starting by far. To be clear, this is a call center job, while it may have different ways of doing things, metrics are the only thing a manager has to use to grade your performance. If your manager doesn't like you, they can find a number of ways to get rid of you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou must listen to your employees when they bring concerns about managers to you. Very often when you do not listen, the message to your employees is that you do not value their time. If you don't value your employees' time they will do the bare minimum and look elsewhere for other employment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strong organization with smart people and many resources

    Senior Director (Current Employee) Merrimack, NH

    ProsOpportunities to explore. Excellent benefits.

    ConsHigh level of commitment required

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

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