Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
2,015 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with encouraging co-workers for the most part (in 166 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 210 reviews)


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

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

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  1.  

    A relationship company that cares about employee development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    There are very clear pathways to advancement. Fidelity really seems to take care of its employees. I heard when I first joined, and it seems to be true, that you can do your basic 9-5 and be fine. No one bats an eye. But if you go above and beyond, then you'll be rewarded with promotions & salary. Pays well with sizeable end-of-year and 401k bonuses. Benefits are good, 401k match is fantastic, as you would expect of a company that specializes in retirement plans. The only people I've seen be let go by the company really deserved it.

    Cons

    "Relationship company" means politics are everywhere, especially in middle management. Every decision is made by committee, which while great for consensus forming means that every decision takes 10x as long as it needs to be. Constant reorganizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce politics. Better definition in roles and responsibilities between business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience with Lots of career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Systems Analyst in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Systems Analyst in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    They provide an enormous amount of training and resources in order to advance career. Mentors and managers are very willing to help young associates.

    Cons

    Starting salaries a bit lower than median salaries for the locations where you'll work. Can be hard to manage quality if life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue putting the customer and employee first!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great benefits, call center work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guidance and Planning Consultant in Covington, KY
    Former Employee - Guidance and Planning Consultant in Covington, KY

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, 401k match and profit sharing, employee health credits.

    Cons

    Call center environment, limited off-phone work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great fast track for a hard worker!

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

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Company invested great amount of time and money into developing their reps. Great work life balance for external roles with great flexibility. Benefits, Benefits and more Benefits!

    Cons

    You will hit the glass ceiling fast if your any good at what you do... Most people are happy in their role for a life time. So learn what you can and move on or stay and drink the Koolaid!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparente! We know it roles down hill so just be real with your reps...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Absolutely BEST Employer I have EVER worked for!!

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

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

    Pros

    Superb management who are engaging and truly care about the future and current success of the employee. Very competitive compensation package including salary, bonus, profit sharing, retirement health funds, 401(k) match, education contribution match, fitness reimbursement, computer reimbursement, and MANY MANY more! Fidelity's health, dental, and life insurance offerings are PHENOMENAL!! Family type environment run by a family from the top down. Excellent opportunities to move globally and into other job types and businesses. Fidelity is a highly diversified corporation with abundant options. Depending upon the position, many teams offer flex-schedules, including working from home. Training is available in areas both inside and outside of the employee's current role enabling them to grow in areas they are interested in.

    Cons

    Interviewing can be challenging depending upon the role you are applying for. Also, if you do not have work experience or financial industry experience, it may be difficult to get your foot in the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer opportunities to the outside to bring inexperienced individuals into the FABULOUS company that Fidelity is. (specifically recent high school graduates with a passion for learning, growth, developing, and finance)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Smithfield, RI
    Former Employee - Director in Smithfield, RI

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Private ownership, long-term view, trusted brand

    Cons

    Many levels slow decision-making, regulatory environment in FinServ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    retirement benefits are amazing, including retirement health

    Cons

    They don't really challenge the employees, other than some minor competitions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great compnay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    People are great and benefits

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

  10.  

    Fidelity is a great private company that has excellent benefits with a fantastic retirement plan.

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

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with and have a good team atmosphere. The facilities are great in Westlake and it is a good location.

    Cons

    The internal politics are frustrating and it is difficult to make major changes due to the complexity of being a large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote employee development and reduce the internal politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Very positive and transparent culture
    Great pay and benefits
    Great work environment and amenities

    Cons

    Experience can be very different between different departments or business units
    Due to groups being geographically dispersed, it can be difficult to remain "in the loop"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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