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Cushy jobs, but not an IT industry leader

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great office facilities. Good benefits. A pro and a con, the office is empty at 5pm, literally. Good if you've got kids, bad if you're a workaholic. The company belongs to the Johnson family so you don't have the "make the quarter numbers or bust" attitude you'll find at publicly traded firms.

Cons

Sparse vacation, only 15 days a year. Company is constricting, merit raises were half of inflation across the IT groups this year. Technologies used internally are well behind the leading edge and well behind peer institutions.

Advice to Management

Dear Fidelity, you have internal incubators like FCAT, use those new technologies across the board like you did during the late 1990's when you brought out the first mobile based trading applications.

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  1. Short sighted

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    Former Employee - Director in Smithfield, RI
    Former Employee - Director in Smithfield, RI

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent talented people. Great benefits and training opportunities. Good company to start your career with.

    Cons

    Company has frequent RIFs just small enough to not attract media attention. New England is not strategic unless your company is headquartered here. Dedication and loyalty are not rewarded. Paltry merit increases.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do longer range planning. It's time to invest in your people and rebuild your SME.

  2. Plan sponsor marketing

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits including 401k match, bonus, and in-house health & wellness center.

    Cons

    Jobs and departments may be moved to different states -- depending on current need to meet state tax break requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people better.

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