Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews in Merrimack, NH

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
1,911 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with encouraging co-workers for the most part (in 166 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 210 reviews)


Cons
  • Company expects all dedication to work with little regard to work/life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • Lot of high level (senior management) politics played in a dirty manner (in 70 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great benefits and transparency

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Merrimack, NH

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

    Pros

    Provided the tools to do your job. Supported QA data that allowed releases to delay if not ready. Excellent benefits and bonus structure. Direction was communicated regularly

    Cons

    not a company to relocate with. heard of several coworkers going to another location in the country, then being part of the next layoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work towards longer range employee location planning to avoid what I mentioned for cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Financial Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working for a private company is beneficial because most of the decisions by the company truly are for the benefit of the company and not shareholders

    Cons

    You need to know how to network. A lot of the bonuses and ability to move up within the company depends on your ability to impress your manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Financial Services Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer/Developer in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer/Developer in Merrimack, NH

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

    Pros

    Privately owned company, offers a great benefits package, great online resources for self improvement, overall a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Traditional management methods with chain of authority style and often it is challenging to get in touch with senior management to provide feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start, struggling to compete in the new world of investing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits for all employees.
    401k match among best in the industry
    Set schedule for phone reps
    Overtime availability if desired

    Cons

    Bureaucracy at it's finest. Nothing ever gets done without 150 groups needing to okay it.
    Extremely difficult to move from phone jobs to elsewhere, regardless of qualification.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decision making at a turtle's pace only works if you're in a race against turtles. Evolve, or become extinct.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micro managed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Merrimack, NH

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are good opportunities for those straight out of college, but not for seasoned registered reps. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Micro managed to the micron. No career path outside of the limited options presented by your particular group. Apply for desired jobs from the street or you will not get there. Low compensation even for performers. Always a metric to keep you from getting a good bonus no matter how high you perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain clients, always act in their best interest. Fix your front end applications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Unfair, political and rigid.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH

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

    Pros

    401k matching and profit sharing which is 7% and 10% respectively in general. Access to fitness centers is good though the centers themselves could be better.

    Cons

    Office seems like an old age home. Old people with old technology. Teams done like each other and always hinders with other's project instead of helping out. Way too difficult to climb up the ladder as it does not depend on your performance but how well you impress your superiors which makes the process of promotions totally unfair. There is always a clash of cultures because the company's values are based on an outdated mentality in a rapidly evolving world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please wake up - to the employees, you are very similar to the congressmen who are around only if they need something from the people and once they get it, they get busy enjoying their perks in the exclusive clubs. Listen more than talk.

  8.  

    Fidelity

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    Former Employee - Investment Representative in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Investment Representative in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great office culture, training, and work/life balance

    Cons

    Compensation was on the lower part of the industry, however, the benefits almost offset it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Phone Sales: Great place to gain experience but not a place to stay long-term.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Solutions Representative in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Investment Solutions Representative in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience and great culture. Most managers are extremely supportive and will coach their employees to get better. I was lucky enough to have managers who fostered development and helped me carve out a career.

    Cons

    Pay was on the lower side comparable to the industry. Micromanagement was to the max. Being promoted or hired outside of the phone site was not impossible but not easy and could take a long time.

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

    I've had an amazing career here for the past 15 years!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH

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

    Pros

    The continuous investment back into the employees and customers.

    Cons

    Very conservative company with LOTS of type-a personalities. Everyone works hard and struggles with balancing time away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay for those closest to the customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stable and good work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Merrimack, NH

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

    Pros

    Stable.
    Good Work-Life Balance
    world-class 401k and profit sharing program

    Cons

    Lack of clear vision
    Too Conservative
    Raise does not relate enough to performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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