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Helpful (2)

Far too political!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Director in Westlake, TX
Former Employee - Director in Westlake, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Some very good employees but they lack any real understanding of the business. They are too busy trying to manage the poltical atmosphere in order to protect thier jobs.

Cons

Too political. Sr. management has no clue as to what needs to be done to make the company successful. Not a proactive culture to solving business issues.

Other Employee Reviews for Fidelity Investments

  1. Great place....great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management wants you to succeed Tons of training available Respected company

    Cons

    Opportunities can be challenging Reorganizations occur a little too frequently


  2. Helpful (1)

    Mixed bag - very political

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are lucky enough to land with a secure, mature manager you will have many opportunities to exceed at your work. Confident managers excel at training, advancing, promoting their subordinates into better positions. They advise, challenge, critique, encourage and correct your work and presentations in a productive, positive manner. They look for opportunities for their subordinates.

    Cons

    If you are unlucky and land on one of the insecure manager teams you will go nowhere. Expect no directions, no clarifications, no assistance with projects and tasks assigned to you. Expect no contact from these managers until your yearly review, then expect the worst possible annual review where you will be blamed for all of this manager's short comings. You can write a rebuttal to the BS in your review, but that rebuttal will never get looked at and you're left with a tarnished reputation, no raise, lousy bonus but - gosh - at that moment, your manager sure looks happy!

    Advice to Management

    Quit reorganizing your department and reporting structures. You have effectively killed all communications on all your projects. How can you expect projects to complete on time, at budget or under, if every 9 months or less you reorganize your departments so that half the project players get moved off the projects, being replaced by newbies that know nothing and leaving you with broken communication lines in every critical direction for the project. This is usually done more than once on any given project, then because of delays those projects get dropped effectively throwing away all the good work done by too many disconnected folk.


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