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Helpful (5)

Great place to work if you are in the right role.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Westlake, TX
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Westlake, TX

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

There are a lot of very challenging, rewarding, and lucrative roles within the company. If you find yourself in the right business unit at the right time Fidelity can be an amazing place to work. While base salaries seem low, if you are in a role where you are compensated on performance (commission, cash bonus, stock awards) you can find yourself making a great living with a great work / life balance as compared to the rest of the industry.

Cons

Entry level and back office employees are not paid very much and are not eligible for many of the performance based compensation incentives (stock awards, cash bonuses etc.). This means that if you find yourself in the position of being dependent upon one of these people to do your job, you are frequently greeted with either incompetence or apathy.

Advice to Management

Open up monetary performance incentives to more job roles. Even the back office employees should have some skin in the game.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Difficult work but you feel appreciated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Market or better pay, good benefits, and open feeling office space. Lavish christmas parties and more than most company fun events. A "Nice" place to work where nobody is allowed to look too scruffy. You can't wear jeans or baseball caps or certain items of clothing.You can feel the money. If you are interested in understanding how big brokerage companies like Fidelity manage to keep track of it all you would like it. You usually feel engaged. There is a lot of software development so it's not always legacy applications if you work in technology. Generally you will be thanked for your work and told you are doing well (unless you suck at your job) . There are lots of kitchens scattered around and there is lots of free food there often leftover from being served in meetings. Whenever you have to work nights you often get to order out free food.It's a cube farm, no way around it. Cube walls are not too low but not as high as other places.

    Cons

    You have to work hard there, sometimes nights and weekends, there is a bit of the workaholic culture there. Sometimes for extended periods for a big important project. The job security tends to wander with the market. When it's up you're okay, if the economy is really bad watch out. Sometimes people seem a little mean, like they don't screen for it very well in employees, You always have a long walk from the parking lot. Much better to be a contractor so you don;t have to work extra hours as much.

    Advice to Management

    There should be some way to screen for lines of management becoming so clique-ey that they bully some employees and the bully gets to stay in place despite horrible management and treatment of underlings because of the chain of command protecting each other. I saw a really good employee quit because of it. You should get some kind of review between management and employees so you can root out these toxic managers.

  2. Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Private firm, great work life balance

    Cons

    Not as innovative as other companies in industry

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