Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for, starter and management positions.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, competitive pay, paid for training, career opportunities, etc.

    Cons

    Not great in work life balance, tough to start in management externally

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Great benefits, poor management with constantly changing direction. Moving most jobs out of state, zero security.

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    Former Employee - Reporting Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Reporting Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, talented people at the firm

    Cons

    Management direction in constant state of flux. PowerPoint culture, spend much of your time refining presentations for internal meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Senior Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Great benefits 401 plan and profit sharing

    Cons

    Dinosour rules in the company...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less micromanagement

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  5. Nice place to work, not much responsibility

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    great salary, people really willing to help you

    Cons

    huge company, very easy to get lost in the shuffle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. A Neutral Experience

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Fidelity Labs provides the start-up atmosphere within a larger corporation. They are truly on the cusp of cutting-edge tech innovation and are utilizing design thinking methodology to create user-friendly experiences with their products.

    Cons

    The corporate hierarchy still does exist and Fidelity Labs is still trying to secure an identity with which to move forward and gain recognition outside of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Was once a great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Salary
    Benefits
    some very bright and talented people

    Cons

    Your entire life is owned and there is no work life balance. Diversity is not there and what goes on inside is far often not what is portrayed outside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really should try to put your money where your mouth is, if you are going to talk the talk to the world, you should model that behavior internally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    A great place to start your career so that you can move on and take your experience elsewhere.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Over my career at Fidelity I worked with some amazing people, had a lot of development opportunities and great benefits. I left voluntarily with a strong professional network and tremendous experience, for which I am grateful.

    Cons

    The culture of the company has really deteriorated - there have been many management changes and shifts in direction. The benefits are still great, but I don't think the compensation is as competitive as it used to be. This is a big company and you must learn to deal with a lot of bureaucracy in order to accomplish things - a person who succeeds at Fidelity is flexible, patient, smart, politically aware, knows when to give up, and can shift direction with little to no lead time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Distribution Executive

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    Current Employee - V P in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - V P in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Quality products, strong corporate values, excellent benefits, private ownership, long-term perspective, generally nice people

    Cons

    Heavy competition for more senior roles, investment management organization overly dominates decision making, long-time executives spoiled by past success, slow to make decisions, too many reorg's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Non technical management

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    The people you work with are really nice
    Lots of locations if you want to move around and travel

    Cons

    Management are non technical.
    The software delivery process is costly and very poorly run.
    There is no freedom in technology selection or career direction.
    The people who do the work are rarely rewarded.
    Promotions are given almost exclusively to people in management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsource all future software development to a subsidiary company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. I have had great experience working with Fidelity Investments. The company provides great learning opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have have been working with Fidelity Investments for more than 3 years & my experience has been wonderful. The company adopts to latest technologies, thus keeping us techies in line with the latest happenings in technology.
    My personal experience has been great, where in i have been promoted multiple times have joined as an Associate straight out of Masters Program. The company recognizes talent and promotes the same, through opportunities for learning & perks.

    Cons

    Like many other companies the production installs occur during business off hours, hence you are expected to participate in the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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