Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
1,799 Reviews
3.6
1,799 Reviews
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Fidelity Investments Chairman and CEO Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III
Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III
767 Ratings

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Application Support Engineer

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    Current Employee - Applications Support  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Support in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great Technology, maybe the best. Great benefits.

    Cons

    None None None None None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fidelity investments review

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Massive growth, continual learning, great benefits and pay

    Cons

    continual daily intense work environment and massive goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Progressive promotions as knowledge grew and flourished from my entry level position and beyond

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    Current Employee - Trading Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Trading Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Best benefits I have seen and researched throughout the industry. Work/life balance is encouraged, and the programs provided by the firm are abundant.

    Cons

    The promotion opportunities are not direct, they promote more of a 'lattice' structure. Best advice is to be involved in projects, extra tasks, etc. this opened several more doors and expedited my career with Fidelity. Some of the leadership is quite weak and the politics can outweigh the actual business at times, unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is not the greatest, though the benefits included are comparable to others in the industry. The bonus' and promotions are more so based on tenure and not performance. I have as well as several of my colleagues have experienced this across the firm in a variety of business units. This was very concerning as it led me (among others) to look outside Fidelity for upward momentum. The only reason I had stayed with Fidelity is a few key leaders knowing my potential and wanting to keep me in the firm. I urge leadership to question why the employees are looking elsewhere and potentially try and keep them versus letting the employee go without question.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    salary, benefits, workspace, people, timeoff

    Cons

    people, drive, promotions, values, compensation

  6.  

    Great Company to Work For

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    • 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

    Great benefits and good people

    Cons

    The quantity of work forces a trade off with quality sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on quantitative metrics, more on the qualitative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Principal Systems Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, and people are the main drivers when considering advantages of working there. Benefits are above average. Very flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Promotions are very political. Selection is by quota per organization and based on how well your manager and his manager can advocate for you. It's important that your management is highly regarded among their peers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best company I've worked for.

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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fidelity Investments is a really great place to work!

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    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
  10.  

    Excellent personal and professional growth opportunity

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    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
  11.  

    Great company.

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    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

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