Fidelity Investments

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A career in which I am happy to be in

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

I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (less than an year)

Pros

A company who cares about its employees as much as it cares about its customers. We all support one another and asking for help is not frowned upon what so ever.

Cons

I can not really complain about this job/company. I do not even see why having a "con" is required. This should be changed and made optional.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Highly secretive organization that watches your every move.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Incredible benefits and pay. Generous paid time off. Opportunity to grow your career is very good if you get out of call centers.

    Cons

    Incredibly micromanaged, you are literally a number. Lack of any real diversity at the top. Out of touch managment in Boston. Nepotism at its finest at the most senior level of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on results, not personality. Encourage education, don't discourage it. Bring in new blood and make the lines of communication less military like to promote more open diaglogue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    2-5 years and then move on quickly (Technology Groups)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Westlake, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Westlake, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent (retirement, health savings, profit sharing, education).
    If you are lucky enough to receive training the you will benefit, but if you work for group that doesn't put emphasis on it then you are on your own.

    Cons

    Directors spend 80% of their time managing up and 20% of their time protecting their bonuses .
    Some of the worst people managers in the business.
    Poor project planning which results in cost over runs and rework.
    The "Yes Man" culture is embraced and rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more managers with success leading teams from outside Fidelity and if necessary, hire more MBAs within your Fidelity Technology Business Groups (EI, CTG, FPCMS, FI, PWI etc) Reason: MBAs have at least read a business case study in their career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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