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Excellent Company

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Current Employee - Investment Solutions Representative  in  Merrimack, NH
Current Employee - Investment Solutions Representative in Merrimack, NH

Pros

Fidelity is a great company to start your career. i am forever gratefull for the job. If you dont mind talking on the phone its a nice stable job with great people

Cons

tough to move up without making a few lateral moves potentially

Advice to ManagementAdvice

like most big places its very political, who you know. I have no advice to middle management, my advice to employees is to play the game right. Your numbers don't matter as much as if your boss is willing to go bat for you to get you the next job. become really good friends with your boss and you will be promoted, nuff said.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Difficult work but you feel appreciated

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Merrimack, NH

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The company is actually a good company, but you need to have the right job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - High Net Worth Service Associate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - High Net Worth Service Associate in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Pay seems to be on the lower side of industry average. It has most of the issues that plague most large businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so greedy; your customers and employees would probably be more loyal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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