Fidelity Investments
3.4 of 5 1,564 reviews
www.fidelity.com Boston, MA 5000+ Employees

Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.4 1,564 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

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

Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great work life balance. Not a cut-throat Wall Street firm. Privately owned

Leadership Development Program (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsFocus on the employee and the customer. Lots of cash to explore new opportunities. The company is privately owned and therefore we don't have to worry about shareholder influence. Friendly and accepting. Probably the least amount of stress you will find in any Brokerage firm.

ConsA bit too collaborative. All decisions are made by group thought or committees.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey could probably increase the base salaries of the mid level employees.

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

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Nice People, Limited Growth

Technical Support Specialist (Current Employee)
Smithfield, RI

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

ProsNice people. Great 401K match and Profit Sharing plans for retirement.

ConsDifficult to network outside of current business unit if looking for growth in different areas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stable Company but lots of red tape

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsGreat career place. Many people stay there for 10+ years.
Depending on your department and manager, very flexible with work/life
Salary is average to good. Benefits and bonuses are great
I stayed over 8 years because of how well I was treated. Decided to move on just to expand my knowledge but I wouldn't rule out a return some day.

ConsAdvancement is difficult due to the sheer number of employees. They can't have everyone it a VP level so some people will stagnate.
Sometimes the red tape would get in the way and cause a small decision to take weeks to resolve.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

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

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Great working environment, great people!

Associate QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Merrimack, NH

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

ProsGreat company culture. Friendly people and awesome benefits.

ConsBenefits are good but benefits fully given after 5th year of employment.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. Keep promoting good culture.

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 start in the financial industry.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fidelity Investments

ProsGreat place to start and get your licenses. Excellent training.

ConsNot much opportunity for self-development.

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Entrepreneurial and never dull

Vice President (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsSmall company feel with big co resources

ConsPrioritization, too much oppty with not enough resources

Advice to Senior ManagementMore emp engagement

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

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Great opportunities for financial work

User Experience Researcher (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Fidelity Investments as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsVaried projects, knowledgeable and friendly co-workers, great for independent self-starters, you can make your own schedule

ConsWork is not always steady -- there's an ebb and flow. You can get a lot of projects, but not a lot of research methods. Not a lot of fieldwork opportunities.

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 start career in investments.

Investments Representative (Current Employee)
Tukwila, WA

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

ProsGood pay and benefits, easy to get started in call center and move up to better positions. Lots of locations in branch network.

ConsMind-numbing compliance, somewhat limited products, scared of their own shadow.

Advice to Senior ManagementI can't even begin to list the number of things that drive me nuts about working there....

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

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Financial Services Representative (Current Employee)
Westlake, TX

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

ProsGreat position to get your foot in the door. Many advancement opportunities if you work hard.

ConsVery competitive. Call Center, and it can be challenging to speak to customers on a daily basis.

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

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Lots of opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsPlenty of space to advance but you will need to work for it. Training is outstanding and provided through different mediums. The work is meaningful and overall the Executive Leadership is strong. hey have made big strides in the customer experience realm. Great benefits.

ConsLots of politics and that will be something you must accept. Things take to long to change even though it is for good reason.

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

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