Fidelity Investments

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Good Company to start your career..

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

Pros

Good Benefits - 7% dollar-for-dollar match, 10% profit sharing, Good Bonuses, Good retirement benefits
Technology is paid attention to

Cons

GC is tough to get via company
offshore team politics exist

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nothing in specific...I feel they're doing all they can

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with numerous opportunities to expand one's career in financial services.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall compensation is great once at a certain salary band. Getting to that level can be a challenge depending on the opportunities given to you and support from your direct management team.

    Cons

    Networking is key. Knowing the right people is sometimes more important than performing one's job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Difficult work but you feel appreciated

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    • 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

    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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