Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.4 1,717 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Fidelity Investments Chairman and CEO Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

(716 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime(in 146 reviews)

  • Being a privately held company has great benefits as well(in 183 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 67 reviews)

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    Administrative Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture, competent colleagues, and impressive facilities.

    ConsBusiness units are in silos, and facilitating discussions between them can be difficult.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company! A lot of opportunities for career growth.

    ConsMicro managing has been something that has been ramping up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Phenomenal employee relations...

    Financial Representative (Current Employee) Covington, KY

    ProsThe training you receive at a job says a lot about your employer, and Fidelity invests a lot of time and resources in their new employees. Throughout your training there are constant opportunities to sit down with your on-boarding manager to talk about your progress and career development, including what direction you want to take after your current position. It's almost as if Fidelity wants you to improve and move onto bigger and better opportunities within the company more than you do.

    ConsAt the start there is a lot of time commitment that you need to make outside of the workplace. Getting securities licensed takes a lot of time at work and a lot of time at home. If that's not something you are used to or don't have available it can be a big adjustment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work

    Software Engineer/Developer (Current Employee) Westlake, TX

    ProsThe office environment is great. I love just about everyone there. You even have the chance to interact with the Senior Management Team from time to time. All employees are very knowledgable. Always open to new ideas and the Work/Life balance is great.

    ConsCompared to other places the base salary is not that great.
    Unnecessary training
    People with less seniority seem to do more of the administrative work

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing well with cutting down on bureaucracy. When you ask for ideas, do better at trying to follow through.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Director (Current Employee) Merrimack, NH

    Pros- Personal growth
    - Pay for Performance
    - Strong Leadership
    - Many job opportunities within the company

    Cons- Limited movement by leaders between companies
    - Too many senior level individual contributors

    Advice to Senior Management- Develop rotational policy for VPs and above
    - Expand leadership training beyond current GMA program

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Company Ever!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company is employee driven. They bend over backwards for their employees. The theory is happy employees, happy customers...

    ConsThere are not any cons to my knowledge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great so far

    Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Durham, NC

    ProsOverall benefits and pay are great.

    ConsCareer development is a big problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake moving up easier

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Kudos

    Technical Intern (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsAmazing environment to work it, I highly recommend this if you like a collaborative helpful environment. Would love to work here for the next 20 years.

    ConsThere are no cons that I have ran across yet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is very well laid out. Advice? Keep doing a good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsFidelity offers plenty of opportunities to grow, and rise in the ranks. Their benefits are one of the top reasons to stay at Fidelity. They really value their employees, and try to make sure they are being taken care of. Their pay is good, although not the best out there. They don't require you to work as many hours as other investments firms to make more money.

    ConsFidelity has certain career paths are that almost set in stone. There isn't a whole lot of deviation from what they've outlined as the path you need to take to move upward. It would be good if management would recognize the efforts in other divisions, and reward those that are doing well with opportunities for advancement.
    You almost have to work quite a bit of overtime in order to stand out as a top performer. There is no 40-hour work weeks for the successful there. They do pay OT however, so the pay is nice if you have the time to work the extra hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be good to add some hours for volunteer time that would be paid. Fidelity is big on community involvement, but they expect you to do that stuff on the weekends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent organization

    Financial Services Representative (Current Employee) Covington, KY

    ProsStructure for growth opportunity, strong internal support, great benefits

    ConsWorking on Sundays. I understand we need to be there for our clients 24/7, but 5am on a Sunday is rough

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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