Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Strong successful employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    I have been working at Fidelity for 6 years. The company has great benefits and strong productive culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow on promotions. Hard to reach upper levels of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more transparency, please.

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent firm with excellent benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - IT Director in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Great people and for the most part, a great environment.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking in many areas and managers manage up (look out for themselves and not their reports).

    Can be a muddling bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Supportive, customer-focused company with a big-company feel and a lot of horizontal/vertical growth opportunity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Audit Senior in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT Audit Senior in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Benefits (health, tuition assistance @ 10k/year)
    Compensation package (base + bonus (% depends on level) + profit sharing + shares awards + 7% 401(k) match)
    Growth opportunities - big company
    Very customer focused, feels like we're doing the right thing
    In my department, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and political, in almost every department
    Multi-site strategy is a good thing, but most meetings are over the phone or spotty video conferencing; sometimes seems impersonal
    Not every department treats/pays their employees well
    Incredibly high amount of mid-level management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down bureaucracy
    increase budget for multi-site travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    "Great company!"

    Former Employee - Senior Audit Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Audit Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people across the company, lots of very good career options, the benefits are great, and Fidelity has a stellar reputation.

    Cons

    There can be high stress in certain parts of the company due to long work hours and there is also high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should make additional efforts to listen to their employees. They do a great job providing a great benefits package to employees and should keep it up.

  6. Fidelity Investments is not an environment for women who have families and involved in their children's lives.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (employee accounts, healthcare, vacation policy)

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility for women and not very understanding when it comes to pregnant women in the workplace regardless of years of experience and capability/expertise. HR personnel does not work in favor of the employee. Very bureacratic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more focus on work-life balance. Most employees at Fidelity don't want to live to work... they'd rather work to live. The head of talent at Fidelity does not operate at the interest of the employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Great employer - great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UXD in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - UXD in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Benefits, retirement funding, financial advice,

    Cons

    It's a BIG company with a BIG bureaucracy. Know it and embrace it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency will win you great respect. There just aren't enough managers doing that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Stable company that plays it safe - not great for innovators

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good products and diverse markets lead to strong revenue and stability. There is a lot of software in use within the company and therefore lots of technology jobs - though there is pressure on them.

    Cons

    Senior Management is busy playing politics and trying to position themselves for personal gain instead of doing what is best for the internal customers. IT is being pinched due to less than stellar product revenues and management is holding on to an overweight organization instead of streamlining and making things more efficient to deliver business value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop jockeying for personal gain, take risks and streamline the organization to deliver higher quality, more valuable software at a more rapid pace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good company, good benefits, room for growth ... up to a certain point

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Great for young college grads to continuously learn, very good 401k match + profit sharing plan, lots of smart people doing very interesting work, for such a large company the tech is very good

    Cons

    Management don't care about advancing your career once you've hit a certain salary grade, if too long in a position you are basically pigeon-holed, HR practices are there to defend the Firm not employees, politics get in the way of work and on-the-job happiness, despite a good line-up and impetus diversity & inclusion are not (really) a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people grow, be transparent with what you want from your people, don't be afraid of your associates' creativity, don't go public but take care of rewarding and recognizing those who make contributions small or large.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    A good place to spend some prime years in your career; comp can plateau out in some cases, but generally a rewarding pla

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Many high quality professionals at lower and mi levels within the company,particularly on the technology side of the company. Within the business leaders, the typical political class emerges and operates as such. Internal communications is a priority for most of these executives.

    Cons

    Overt focus on personal brand management and career advancement by the middle class. As these executives are often paid well, they can be defensive and self serving due to the low likelihood comp can be replaced somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your stars shine; don't continue to be so risk averse, particularly as it relates to internal development and growth...allow for more opportunities for stretch roles to be gained by those willing to work had and smart.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great place to work.

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    They're really good about promoting from within. There's lots of room for growth and working in cross-functional departments.

    Cons

    Maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be difficult, though every group/division is different.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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