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Fidelity Investments Reviews in North Carolina

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
1,803 Reviews
3.7
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Fidelity Investments Chairman and CEO Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III
Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime (in 149 reviews)

  • Being a privately held company has great benefits as well (in 185 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tough given OT expectations 55-65 hours per week (in 42 reviews)

  • Lot of high level (senior management) politics played in a dirty manner (in 68 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company with good benefits

    Former Employee - Network Analyst  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Durham, NC

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely
    Good healthcare plans (FSA contributions too)
    Good 401k

    Cons

    Not the most room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fidelity pays great but lacks in leadership.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Not a lot of innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Work Place Guidance Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Workplace Guidance Consultant  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Workplace Guidance Consultant in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Is a great company to work for will help you get your security license and teach you good sales skills. Opportunity to move up if you are willing to look for it and flexible to move. Also the benefits are excellent,

    Cons

    The salary is less than you might find in similar positions and apart of the variable compensation is up to the managers. You also have to wait five years to be vested in the 401k.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a place to work Long Term

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative in Durham, NC

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Its a great stepping stone in your career, they do have a flexible work environment depending on where you work, Boston is hectic and down sizing all the time whereas North Carolina folks are more laid back and slow. Ample parking space in North Carolina

    Cons

    Very little professional growth if you towards the bottom of the totem pole, very high turnover rate and employees are constantly playing musical chairs with regards to cube assignments or reorg in the company. Some professionals are given too much power and run the place like total dictatorship. Would never want to work here again nor would I want to invest my savings with this firm. Loyalty, reliability and professionalism has no value here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect professionals for who they are and for what they have to offer rather than getting some fired because someone doesn't like you and has never worked with you and therefore totally unaware of what are their capabilities. Create a healthy work environment, have a better payscale for lower ranking professionals as opposed to pay people to walk around and do nothing all day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent pay, good work/life but culture stinks, lack of communication

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    I worked in IT. My immediate team was nice, the pay was good, and I didn't work every weekend. My job was ok. To do my job took wayyyy longer than it needed to take.

    Cons

    I think the culture is competitive to the point that people don't readily share knowledge. They hide it from each other in order to make themselves look better. That kind of behavior doesn't help a company move forward. They are also way too conservative and never want to take responsibility. Instead, they make decisions by consensus so that no one is to blame if something goes wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Great so far

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Overall benefits and pay are great.

    Cons

    Career development is a big problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make moving up easier

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Kudos

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    Current Employee - Technical Intern  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing environment to work it, I highly recommend this if you like a collaborative helpful environment. Would love to work here for the next 20 years.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I have ran across yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very well laid out. Advice? Keep doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work and the people/ managers are really nice.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Defined Contributions Representative II  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Defined Contributions Representative II in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    strong solid company with great reputation. managers really help you succeed and progress in your career/ goals. flexible with your schedule and work with you if something does not go as plan within work and outside. paid training.

    Cons

    the compensation could be much better for the amount of tedious work and dedication to ensuring customer satisfaction. large corporation so politics are often involved in decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensate customer service representatives for the reason that we are the first and last impression the customers see and set the face for the company. it has an outstanding reputation because of the outstanding customer service..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company with growth potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Defined Contributions Representative II  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Defined Contributions Representative II in Durham, NC

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to start off a career because they offer so much growth potential in the financial industry. Management is excellent here and always respectful of their employees. Great benefits as well.

    Cons

    A lot of the people I worked with were lazy and constantly trying to get out of actually having to work, but eventually that's why they don't get promoted and those who work hard do. Also I've heard that the salary is a bit lower than similar positions within the industry, but they make up for it with benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder at rewarding and making an example out of the employees that are willing to work harder and longer hours. It's hard to stay motivated during the busy season when it feels like the extra work is going unnoticed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    As an IT professional, this is a great place to work. The company invests in technology a lot and is proud to be one of the best companies in the technology field in the tech magazines. Benefit package is one of the best in the industry, with exceptional company match/profit sharing for retirement. Abundant opportunities for training.

    Cons

    The general salary level seems a bit lower compared to the industry average, which is compensated by the great retirement benefit package.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more flexible personal growth opportunities would be desirable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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