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Worst Professional Experience Of An Otherwise Productive Career

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Former Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Covington, KY
Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Covington, KY

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than a year

Pros

The Pay was good compared to the S. Ohio / N. Kentucky area as a whole. Benefits were good as well.

Cons

As has been stated in various reviews on this site, if you are too intelligent, attractive, or bring sound business experience with you to the role, expect to be shunned eventually if not immediately. In the S. Ohio/N. Kentucky region there are not many opportunities, even for college graduates so its easy to scare the majority into conforming into whatever management requires at the time. Where else can they go? This was true even before the world blew up.

They will hire minorities but they expect them to be docile, weak and just smart enough to do what is asked of them. No matter how smart you are, if you are a black male you have little chance of making any real progress. Of course there are the "tokens" to make things look good on the surface. Once a manager even sent out an email to his team that had a Martin Luther King speech in it that said the Negro was still not free. Imagine that in this day and age. This kind of behavior is condoned in Covington Kentucky.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Diversity training should be mandatory. These people need a lot of help in this area. Never seen a group of people in such a large company with such strong racial biases. How does a national company like Fidelity allow this

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Product Manager III

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    Former Employee - Product Manager III  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Product Manager III in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    One of the many great benefits is the Tuition Reimbursement program, they cover 10K per calendar year. Overall Great benefits.

    Cons

    The group I worked for did a poor job on Career development and with the work environment morale. Just a reminder that this does not occur across Fidelity Investments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to re-evaluate the compensation grade and career path for the employees.

    Recommends
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    A Company in transistion

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    Former Employee - Technical Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Pays pretty well for summer internship, hours are pretty relaxed

    Cons

    TOO many meetings. Very bureaucratic, working in IT felt like working for Initech. Obvious that they only care about bottom line as they were making take it or leave it offers to people to move to NC or RI because Boston was closing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the mantra that it is a great place to work, never felt like people genuinely meant it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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