Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    No career growth or work/life balance

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

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Inexpensive insurance plans and good 401k match. They offer good options for healthy eating and promote a healthy lifestyle and reimbursements.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. They precode overtime every week because of their refusal to hire additional employees to ease the work load and look down on you for opting out occasionally. There is no opportunity to advance to different areas of the company even if you are certainly qualified although they lure you in with the promise of moving around the company easily. I would not recommend.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that your employees get burned out by the constant overtime that is expected and hire more employees to help off set the increasing amount of clients your bringing in. Help with career development and don't just go through the motions during one on ones.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Former ISR Employee

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

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Highly motivated sales culture, Sound operating procedures as a company

    Cons

    Groundhog Day environment, company stresses work/life balance but does not really mean what they say

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a better solution for tax season next year other than 20% mandatory overtime


  3. Blah

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training provided when a new hire

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Everything you do is monitored.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Company just wants cheap labor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Cost Basis Analyst in Westlake, TX
    Former Intern - Cost Basis Analyst in Westlake, TX

    I worked at Fidelity Investments as an intern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice westlake campus and on site gym.

    Cons

    Long hours with very low pay, promises of full time employment but only 2 out of 20 well qualified interns make the cut. They used us to get through their busy season.

    Advice to Management

    Hire contract workers, do not lead fresh college grads to think they will get full time positions when all you want to do is use us for the cheap work and then just to fire everyone.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Hard work is NOT key to success - depends on who u know

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

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance work on new technologies

    Cons

    - no upward mobility - won't consider promotion till u threaten to leave - pay and comp varies a lot for people doing the same job

    Advice to Management

    don't wait on people to threaten to leave to give promotions!


  7. Helpful (4)

    Unfortunately more cons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Associate I in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Associate I in Raleigh, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good name to have listed on a resume, good benefits if you're able to use them, good food on site.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive managers who are simply looking to gain top awards for themselves and drive metrics and stats. Zero time to actually utilize the benefits that are offered. They tell you overtime isn't mandatory but you need to have a valid reason to opt out and then if you do opt out, you receive emails asking you to reconsider. High expectations and low direction from many managers. Stuck in one role for 1 year before the possibility of ever moving around within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the claims of work/life balance, opting everyone in for ~11 hour Mondays doesn't allow for much of a balance. Take into account the anonymous reviews that are actually honest and don't simply portray the company in a high and mighty light, there is quite a bit to be learned from them. Require executives to work a week each year in a phone role to better understand exactly what it's like, just to provide a more human perspective and then review metrics and stats.


  8. Avoid

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

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -401K match -Nice campus and cafeteria -some interesting work

    Cons

    -Very political -low salary -low salary raise -Lots of meetings in IT. Powerpoint culture. -This kind of environment can drain you.

    Advice to Management

    Know things coming out from your mouth. Do not just murmur the words.


  9. Big Company Cutting Costs

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

    I worked at Fidelity Investments as a contractor

    Pros

    Hard working employees. Company tries to support employees and provide a positive work environment.

    Cons

    The company focus is on cutting costs and increasing amount of long term temps, jobs being moved to Texas.


  10. Business Analyst

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, decent salary and benefits

    Cons

    Change is constant, bureaucratic environment


  11. Helpful (1)

    It's a call center, very draining.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Investment Solutions Representative
    Current Employee - Investment Solutions Representative

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You don't take your work home. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    It is a perpetual grind, phone call after phone call. You work in an office full of people but feel isolated being tethered to your phone all day. Strange shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more interaction among employees, give more freedom. You hired adults, you should not have to tell us when our bathroom breaks are.



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