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Great work experience

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Former Contractor - Senior Information Architect in Boston, MA
Former Contractor - Senior Information Architect in Boston, MA

I worked at Fidelity Investments as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great environment to do design work, very flexible schedule, easy to stay in touch and share documents via conferencing system. Great team to work with.

Cons

Relies too much on contractors that can be disposed of at will.

Advice to Management

Avoid firing contractors days before Christmas even if you need to do budget cuts. It's bad enough to be hired and fired on an ad hoc basis.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great if you have never worked anywhere else and do not plan on working anywhere else.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Private Client Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Private Client Specialist in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    GREAT for young people just out of college looking to get their feet wet in the Financial Services Industry. They give plenty of support to new and untrained/inexperienced employees.

    Cons

    If you have EVER worked outside the firm before joining, you will be extremely surprised at some of the cultural differences. You really have to drink the kool-aid and conform if you want to stay happy. Really nice people, yet the firm is in a distinct identity crisis about who/what they want to be. They can't seem to get passed the notion that if you want to have a "relationship" that means relationship, not buy our products (proprietary funds, managed accounts and annuities)

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to manage relationships, train them on how a relationship should be managed, not: Buy our Funds & Annuities though I have too many clients and not enough experience to actually answer relationship questions that I will push you off to someone else...

  2. Overall solid company, but compensation is only good at senior levels and work life balance is not a priority

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent 401k match/profit share. Very smart people and plenty of opportunities if you will work outside of Boston

    Cons

    No opportunities left in Boston. Work life balance is a joke unless you are lucky enough to have a good manager and compensation is below par until you hit VP level

    Advice to Management

    Value the people who actually do the work and don't just drive them into the ground

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