Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
1,878 Reviews
3.7
1,878 Reviews
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Fidelity Investments CEO Abby Johnson
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Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime (in 164 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 205 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fidelity Investments is a great place to grow a career.

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

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

    Pros

    Fidelity Investments is the ideal place to begin a career. The top-down leadership approach creates a culture of trust, transparency, friendly competitiveness and excellence. All levels of leaders invest countless hours in the development of their employees and the support provided to enhance your career is second to none. The company's values are visible in everything they do. It feels amazing to work for a company that sets clear direction, empowers employees to excel and then recognize and reward those who achieve.

    Cons

    The sheer size of the company can seem overwhelming, but this is easily overcome by having such great leaders in place to provide guidance to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on what matters and nothing else, expect excellence out of your employees, make the impossible possible, encourage personal motivation and promote selflessness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior High Net Worth Service Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Senior High Net Worth Service Specialist in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Company has great values and really seems to care about both their employees and customers. Good benefits including health and dental plus tons of others stuff like fitness, computer, tuition reimbursement; adoption assistance; etc. Spend a lot on training employees and focus on positive feedback as opposed to criticism.

    Cons

    Bonuses are pretty good but their is room for improvement in the bonus structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Professional team, good compensation, good culture, grat firm

    Cons

    At times not as fond of innovation as competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging and rewarding with many opportunities for self-starters to advance and develop.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Highly motivated colleagues, culture of integrity, private ownership, commitment to long-term projects, entrepreneurial spirit, opportunities for advancement and movement among many office locations, very supportive of education within and outside the company, positive involvement in community activities, industry leader and innovator.

    Cons

    Fast paced and demanding environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    AE Branch

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive Branch in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive Branch in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great pay and Flexable schedule. No cold calling.

    Cons

    Once you have big book it can be difficult to manage existing clients while bringing in new clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Innovative, strategic, friendly, Great values

    Cons

    Top heavy, bureaucratic, Old boys club at the top,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great internship opportunity for Actuarial Consulting in Retirement/Pension area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retirement Consulting in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Retirement Consulting in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Real work for real clients
    Steady stream of project work
    Assigned internship supervisor/mentor
    Good support from supervisor and senior staff
    Good self study training modules to get you started
    Hourly rate was excellent
    Professional and trusting work environment
    Was assigned work for a very prominent well-known client

    Cons

    I cannot think of any real cons to working for this excellent internship program
    This position may not be available next year in Boston office due to focus on hiring growth in another office down south

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep this position open in the Boston office - there seems to be a lot of work that could be assigned to interns in this area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Demanding, great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I heard many times that it all depended on which site you are located. However, in Boston there was a fantastic culture with huge support for career development from senior leaders. Lots of opportunity for growth if you put the work into it.

    Cons

    Demanding workload, not much work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, great training

    • 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

    Great place to start in industry, pay for all your licenses. Team environment. Lots of support to develop as much as u want.

    Cons

    Politics when it comes to advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more incentives to FR's to drive business and make up for low salary.

  11.  

    Great place to start your career in finance.

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and core values to the company.

    Cons

    Not a lot of thinking outside the norm. Feedback tends to get lost in the either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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