Fidelity Investments

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Cushy jobs, but not an IT industry leader

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the corporation really knows how to treat its employees. I have been working at a branch with about 20 other advisors and everyone has been extremely supportive of one another and helpful.

    Cons

    I have only been working for the company for about 9 months and so far I haven't noticed anything I don't like about the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing company that actually takes care of their own.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 401k Phone Specialist in Covington, KY
    Former Employee - 401k Phone Specialist in Covington, KY

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

    Pros

    Extremely competitive pay and benefits. Paid training. Company actually practices what they preach when they say they balance employees, clients, and the firm.

    Cons

    Working for a large corp means sometimes your interests can get lost in the infrastructure, but its easy to get lost at any big company. Fidelity goes a long way to try and make you comfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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