Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
1,822 Reviews
3.7
1,822 Reviews
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Fidelity Investments Chairman and CEO Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III
Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III
782 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime (in 161 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 194 reviews)


Cons
  • Company expects all dedication to work with little regard to work/life balance (in 50 reviews)

  • Lot of high level (senior management) politics played in a dirty manner (in 70 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company. Great Benefits

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Fidelity was a great experience for my summer internship. Good pay. Great Benefits. Paid time off. `

    Cons

    The company being private makes it very difficult for things to get done from the higher-ups. Also everything is done for 'The Family"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good professional place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    can work here for decades with satisfaction from all angles.

    Cons

    nothing, life goes on and on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Outstanding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Great energy, environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Pay could be better for the level of discussion we have with clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great Company to Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Best company I've worked for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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