Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
1,781 Reviews

3.6
1,781 Reviews
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Fidelity Investments Chairman and CEO Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III
Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime (in 149 reviews)

  • Being a privately held company has great benefits as well (in 185 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 68 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best company I've worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Nice to finally work for an investment company that is private. Clients first, not shareholders. Thank you Johnson family!

    Cons

    Work life balance is not competitive with other like-compensated options. My SF Bay Comp is mirrored to those in lower cost-of-living parts of the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the 401k leader, we should have a yearly matching True-Up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and work and environment.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons at all. It is a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fidelity Investments is a really great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Design Developer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Visual Design Developer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The people are very nice and supportive, especially my manager. I had a recent death in my family, and everyone was beyond supportive, which meant a lot. You may expect an investment company to be stuffy and old school, but Fidelity is quite the opposite! The perks and benefits are great, as well as the pay.

    Cons

    Coming from a creative background (art and theater), being in a very corporate environment can be sometimes challenging for a right brained person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though this is an old respected company with a sound reputation, make sure to also occasionally make room for new modern ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent personal and professional growth opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    I have a great manager. I feel like his primary goal is the professional development of my teammates and me. If you take initiative to stand out, you can be successful.

    Cons

    You have to track your success to advance. There are many tools available to do this, but you aren't required to use those tools.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I've had an amazing career here for the past 15 years!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH

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

    Pros

    The continuous investment back into the employees and customers.

    Cons

    Very conservative company with LOTS of type-a personalities. Everyone works hard and struggles with balancing time away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay for those closest to the customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive, fun and challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I would say that the best part of working at Fidelity are the benefits and the culture. The benefits are unmatched for New Hampshire (I would imagine the same for Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Colorado and Utah but I'm not 100% certain). The culture is awesome. Lots of positive people and I've definitely gotten my share of great managers that like to promote within. I believe that management culture does trickle down and inspire new and up-and-coming managers. Being positive at this company will certainly get your far. I tend to be a naturally positive person who is extremely driven. That speaks volumes.

    Cons

    It's stressful at times. The pay could be a little better, but it's not horrible by any means. I still feel like upper management is slightly disconnected to what we have to do vs. industry standards vs. their expectations. Lastly, we have an internal feedback board we can utilize to provide customer as well as coworker feedback, however the time frames from when the research of a project starts to when it completes can be well over 1 year. For a multi-billion dollar company, I'm not sure if that is truly acceptable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for starting initiatives to really attempt to connect to what we do on a day-to-day basis, however, please continue to understand what we do here. In addition, please ensure that the manager who run our day-to-day operations are not overly stressing their directors and middle management employees. We are your resources to complete key initiatives that this good company has set forth, and while numbers are key factors and indicators as to the completion of these initiatives, keep in mind that the people of the company are your greatest resource and happy employees will drive those initiatives faster than the numbers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Production  in  Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Investment Production in Merrimack, NH

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company no complaints. I would love to work here full-time. Great compensation and they truly invest resources and time with their interns. Private company makes it much easier to invest in innovative ideas and technology as well.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say. The company operates smoothly in every way and I wouldn't change anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on Millennials.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A company that you can believe in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Embraces change, promotes within, develops associates, transparent leadership

    Cons

    Conservative, no on site childcare, pension closed to new hires, no vision insurance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Needs to pay better

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

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

    Pros

    They have great profit sharing, retirement benefits, growth and work/life balance. The training and study program is great if you do not have your licenses

    Cons

    phones
    understaff
    raises are low
    bonus aren't rated correctly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly and professional working environment.

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

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

    Pros

    Positive office culture, constant training via modules and seminars.

    Cons

    Limited positions available at smaller branches.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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