Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,934 Reviews
3.6
1,934 Reviews
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Fidelity Investments CEO Abby Johnson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with encouraging co-workers for the most part (in 166 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 210 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)

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  1.  

    Very good, but could be great with some improvements.

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

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

    Pros

    Private ownership and long term investment.
    Strong corporate values that are mostly lived up to
    Fantastic benefits for those that want to make this a life-long career
    Broad businesses to move to many different areas.

    Cons

    Very large size = very large bureaucracy
    Too many leaders with golden parachute of great benefits - should leave but never will and hang on too long. As a result don't aggressively drive change (go with flow is dominant and safest choice that too many make.
    Less meritocracy more, play safe and conservative and survive. Hierarchy more important than ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address benefits to appeal to newer generations
    Reward risk and constructive, but different input.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Great company w/ great benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing poor to say about the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your top talent.

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

    Great Company, Incompetent Lower Management

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

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

    Pros

    Absolutely great company to work for and great atmosphere. Best retirement benefits and 401k in the industry. Great place to cut your teeth and learn. Tons of opportunity. If you enjoy investments it's a phenomenal place to learn.

    Cons

    Awful and I mean absolutely awful lower management. Do not recognize talent whatsoever. Production means absolutely nothing. Initial management are the employees who couldn't make it in what they actually wanted to do or just wanted to be lazy. Upper management is extremely smart but lower management is very petty and very likely to be as young or younger than you when starting. Fight your way through it and it is very rewarding but it can burn you out initially. Just realize you will be above them soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more competent lower management that can actually evaluate talent and intelligence and not just pick the people who they like to recommend for the next position.

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technology at an Investment Firm

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    -Privately owned, Allows heavy emphasis on technology
    -Great health and 401k benefits
    -Relaxed atmosphere, Very focused on work-life balance

    Cons

    -Development dictated by every whim of major, internal customers
    -Quality focused mostly on functional testing
    -Product developed on moving target often makes planning difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize processes and procedures to avoid upsets from issues that arise

  6.  

    I have had great experience working with Fidelity Investments. The company provides great learning opportunity.

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

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

    Pros

    I have have been working with Fidelity Investments for more than 3 years & my experience has been wonderful. The company adopts to latest technologies, thus keeping us techies in line with the latest happenings in technology.
    My personal experience has been great, where in i have been promoted multiple times have joined as an Associate straight out of Masters Program. The company recognizes talent and promotes the same, through opportunities for learning & perks.

    Cons

    Like many other companies the production installs occur during business off hours, hence you are expected to participate in the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, strong future outlook, great career opportunities

    • 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

    Leadership, values, integrity and career. Leadership is plugged into the employees and making significant investments for the future.

    Cons

    Vacation policy is a little outdated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair Workplace

    • 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 co-workers, benefits, training, and great support overall

    Cons

    The one thing I would say the company lacks is the discussion on career opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more discussions on career opportunities with the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Financial Representative

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

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

    Pros

    Great Job, culture, benefits, training

    Cons

    Have to pass the series 7 in the time presented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Product Mgr

    • 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 as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and good communication

    Cons

    Some Mgmt has been there for a while and think they are untouchable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask your people for ideas .. more one on one's with tasks and project feedback !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start, but do not stay here for long.

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

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

    Pros

    You have the potential to learn a lot about the business very quickly

    Cons

    There is almost no upward job mobility, and the pay is very low for the industry. There is also a complete lack of job security.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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