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Fidelity was an extremely challenging yet rewarding firm to work for over the years

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Fidelity compensates its employees well and provides an exciting and challenging work environment.

Cons

1) Constant re-organizations make it difficult to make change initiatives stick within the organization. Each new leader wants to dismantle previous leaders work and rebuild in his own vision therefore some employees choose to not embrace change because they know they can wait it out until the next re-organization.

2) Mid to upper management his very political and tend to focus on their own personal agenda's versus doing what is right by the firm which frustrates the people who truly want to do the right thing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Approximately 7 years ago, Fidelity started hiring external executive leaders from its competitors in New York and Boston versus cultivating talent from within. IT has forever changed the culture of Fidelity and not in a good way. I would suggest a return to the model of cultivating internal talent and moving the executive management team around every 3 to 5 years within Fidelity to provide them with a broad understanding of the entire firm.

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Other Reviews for Fidelity Investments

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    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Durham, NC

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most people want to do their jobs well. Upper management receptive to changes if you know how to present the business value.

    Cons

    Some people are stagnant so difficult to move positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and develop your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Well run company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments as an intern

    Pros

    Good culture, friendly, accessible, minimal politics

    Cons

    some of the corporate locations are difficult to access

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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