Fidelity Investments
3.4 of 5 1,555 reviews
www.fidelity.com Boston, MA 5000+ Employees

Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.4 1,553 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

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

Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

(614 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great out of School Position, Corporate Structure

Trade Operations Analyst (Former Employee)
Westlake, TX

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat chance to enter the corporate world with little experience. Retirement Benefits a plus.

ConsSalary not competitive, Training was short, Big Business does not help with feeling welcomed

Advice to Senior ManagementTurnover seems to be an issue, you would think with all the $$$ going into training you would do a better job at retaining employees.

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

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Good while your young and really flexible

Director (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 10 years

Prossalary was good
benefits
training
business casual
uh... that's it

Conssenior management (good or really bad) trumps everything
benefits decreased over time
company protected over employees
work you to death
no employee loyalty anymore
MAJOR politiccs

Advice to Senior Managementdon't believe people because of their titles, losers get ahead too
stop saving a buck by moving
recognize longevity and commitment
let's face it, Ned's lost it a long time ago

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fidelity Investments

ProsGood reputation in the NE area.

ConsShrinking. It's best days are behind it.

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Okay place to work

Investment Solutions Representative (Current Employee)
Westlake, TX

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

ProsGreat benefits offer if you plan on staying long term. Good place to work if you are a recent college grad (gives you exposure to corporate america, and gives you the ability to work with other recent college grads). Good training. Very focused on customer service.

ConsLowest pay in the industry. Extremely micro-managed. Monotonous job you will have the same conversation 30-40 times a day.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging work, good people.

Director (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood benefits, profit sharing, salary. The web site for employee benefit materials is very comprehensive and easy to follow. A lot of training is now offered in web format so it's easy to take the training when it is convenient for you.

ConsConstantly moving groups from one site to another. There is a lot of movement to Westlake, Texas for back office operations. There is a job drain out of New England.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
Smithfield, RI

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood work environment. Very savvy employees who will go the extra mile for their clients/customers. Work/life balance is present, but as in all walks of life depends on project deadlines and seasonal obligations. Good pay and benefits. Many sub-companies enable opportunity to transfer and learn new components of the financial services industry.

ConsManagement-information-gatekeeping by some senior level managers negatively impacts the outcome of projects and can be demoralizing to the team. Some micro-management exists. Where this occurs it is very difficult to complete tasks. Periodic RIF activity to eliminate older, longer service employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe growth of multiple layers of management has created a caste system between upper management and working teams. Messaging to executive level management can be manipulated by mid & sr management. Internal review and reflection of management / employee communication could use some education and oversight.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Poorly managed in general, very slow growth opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fidelity Investments

ProsCompany match and profit sharing, can have a somewhat flexible depending on manager. Once you show you are good at job they want to keep you there. Very short sighted with talent management.

ConsHard to get things done, everyone is more worried about covering their as then really doing good work. There are smart people there whose talents get wasted

Advice to Senior ManagementPick a plan and stick to it, don't change goals every 6 months.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good for a starting point

Human Resources (Former Employee)
Merrimack, NH

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

ProsBig company great parking nice facilities benefits and culture . Merrimack offices are close to everything

ConsLayoffs are common. Lots of offshore resourcing and off hours efforts
To support international low cost labor

Advice to Senior ManagementSource locally engage with UNH to develop talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Over all good organization

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

ProsLaid back low pressure environment.

ConsNo room for advancement or to develop other skills.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation needs to be truly performance based.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Information overload!

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Durham, NC

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for less than a year

ProsThe pay is pretty decent, if you come in via a contract you receive weekly pay.

ConsDoesn't not seem to be a whole lot of room for advancement. Although that they'll sell you dream that you could be the next it person.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should be more personable.

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