Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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Fidelity Investments CEO Abby Johnson
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Pros
  • Work/life balance very important to company (in 166 reviews)

  • Great company with great benefits (in 210 reviews)

Cons
  • Company expects all dedication to work with little regard to work/life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • senior management (good or really bad) trumps everything (in 70 reviews)

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  1. Too many useless bosses

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Desktop Publisher in Merrimack, NH
    Former Contractor - Desktop Publisher in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at Fidelity Investments as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have to be in the right group in order to survive otherwise your a faceless drone.

    Cons

    The publications department in Merrimack is stifling with 6 to 8 bosses which most are totally useless. Any time that a position is advertised, they say "cutting edge or leading edge software". When I was there, they were using publishing software that was approved for use with Windows 95. Mind you, they couldn't go beyond Windows 98 (XP using 98 compatibility mode). Fidelity hires and lets go as soon as you start getting to a point of monetary advancement or when they get what they want out of you, you get a phone call from the agency saying your done and they will ship your belonging to you. They are known for this.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the management dead wood, they are making you look foolish and obsolete.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Financial Representative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Series 7 Liscence is the only pro

    Cons

    Does not pay well. Forced OT and holidays taken away because there are not enough employees. Very high turnover ratio. Terrible management. Moving up in the company is always to another low paying phone job.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Boss

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay, benefits, hours generally-no weekends

    Cons

    Everything else-Management-bad decisions-retention of talent-no respect for u as a person

    Advice to Management

    remove cranium from anus


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  5. Systems Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Principal Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Contractor - Principal Software Engineer in Durham, NC

    I worked at Fidelity Investments as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has investment products and functionalities. Investment Banking Brand Name.

    Cons

    1. I felt, place was over crowded. doesn't have enough space to turn around or move chairs. 2. managers are not approachable to discuss any issues 3. No respect for contractors 4. During recruitment they won't tell exactly what work they will assign. After on boarding they gave me the work that is no way relevant to my profile 5. Less chance to learn anything 6. no work life balance 7. No learning from Agile process. Just to put pressure only on developers. Especially on contractors. 8. No documentation. It is very tough for new comers to learn system and succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Try to learn some functionalities, technologies and management skills, and give respect to others.


  6. Nope! Nope! Nope!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good, healthy and cheap food in cafes. Onsite gyms. Work from home program.

    Cons

    work from home program for anyone and everyone - half of the office is now empty. pigeon hole mentality - you get typecast forever and wont be able to do anything else extremely difficult to move around in between different teams if you are interested really really old technology to work on office feels like oldies' club extremely high politics sub standard pay package - they wont agree that the pay is low even if you provide evidence by comparing it to industry standards no career growth - mind it that this place has jobs and no careers

    Advice to Management

    I don't know what you guys are doing. If you are done earning your big bucks, how about thinking about the average employee?


  7. Very Unhealthy Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of nice folks passing through.

    Cons

    The environment is toxic and innovation is quickly stifled by "politics."


  8. Helpful (4)

    Avoid at all costs

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Covington, KY
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Covington, KY

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid decent for industry, good benefits & 401k match.

    Cons

    It's sales and doesn't qualify you for anything else. Horrible work environment. Basically a decently paying dead end job.


  9. Helpful (5)

    This job will suck the life and drive out of you.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Plan Services Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Stock Plan Services Representative in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is easy because your job becomes repetitive. They have nice benefits that convince you to stick around.

    Cons

    There is no end to the work load. From the second you pick up the phone, you will take call after call for 8-10 hours, day after day, year after year. I have been here a few years and have talked to 1 or 2 people who actually enjoy working here. Trust me or not, but if you make the move I want you to think about the moment you read this and doubted what you're reading.

    Advice to Management

    The cost of working your employees at maximum efficiency may make sense on paper but it has so many unintended consequences. The spirit inside of every person at this company is dead, it really makes me sad. Just try and add 1-2 extra teams to your busy departments. See what happens when workers have 1-2 min between a calls. Just try it! I guarantee the mid to long term results will be amazing. Happier workers, better customer service results, less turnover and highly skilled and experienced workers dealing with your clients.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Not all that glitters is gold.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Lake Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Lake Worth, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Moderate pay. Very marginal. Mobility if you fit the company's demographic. The distance if timed right is fair and traffic for your commute is fair.

    Cons

    Pressure, relentless pressure to bring in nearly $2,000,000 each and every day. That is almost asking for a person to bring in over $400k per hour.

    Advice to Management

    Too much pressure. No development of new talented people. Too many "leaders" and they say "leadership" far too much. Stop passing responblilty to your left and start owning it. Thank you.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Financial Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Princeton, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to learn the business. More clients than they know what to do with. So much business management looks good no matter what they do.

    Cons

    4 times the work 1/2 the income. The closer you are to the client the less secure your job is. Way too much middle management. FC's do all the work get paid the least. Management is lazy & incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter what advice you give them they don't listen. Try valuing the employees that actually work with your clients not the ones that build PowerPoint decks and spread sheets all day.



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