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Good place to work

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Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  North Smithfield, RI
Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in North Smithfield, RI

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

Pros

Good pay & benefits. Depends on the group you work. Being nice to your boss may get you promoted sooner.

Cons

Bureaucracy, office politics. Company culture is changing lately into hiring people at lower grades to save money even though the position and experience demand a higher pay grade.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    UNIX/Linux System Administrator

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    Current Employee - Principal UNIX Systems Administrator  in  Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Principal UNIX Systems Administrator in Merrimack, NH

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

    Pros

    great compensation/benefits
    lots of opportunity for growth, learning new tech
    mostly great people
    personal brand equity can take you a long way if you keep the work up
    private company (i.e. much less of the NYSE short-term view you see some places)

    Cons

    increasing global diversity (meaning that jobs are often moving, usually to other parts of the US)
    heavy, heavy workload
    if you get a bad reputation for something, it is hard to shake free of - the same as good rep follows you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The site strategy is the biggest risk to working at Fidelity, and a lot of people know it. Is this the reputation as an employer that you want?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company, if you don't get stuck with a terrible manager.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Covington, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, KY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, paid training and they pay for your licensing.

    Cons

    The company promotes reps into management and most of the reps should not be in management. The managers aren't required to have a college degree and are more of trading specialist rather than managers. If you get stuck with a bad manager your career development is shattered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting the best traders into management and start looking at the ability to lead and manage a team as the people to promote.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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