Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews in North Carolina

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
1,861 Reviews
3.7
1,861 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime (in 164 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 203 reviews)


Cons
  • Company expects all dedication to work with little regard to work/life balance (in 51 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a very team-oriented setting.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities usually only for employees who have been around for a long time, which is very discouraging for new people looking to make a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on long-term growth rather than short-term fixes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vastly different work experiences depending on your assigned department.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Intern in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Laid-back atmosphere, great work culture, the company really tries to take care of their employees. The vast number of projects increases your chances of finding an area that fits your desired work area

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement, not a very collaborative work environment, seems like politics play a big role in the positivity of your experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more employee collaboration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits, but less Opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies.You many not get monetary benefits, but they may give you back as 401K. Good employer contribution on 401K. Profit Sharing Plan is very attractive.

    Cons

    Techonology wise little behind in adapting. Very strong policy oriented company. Work culture is actually not bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Definitely a career starter career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Associate II-Health & Welfare in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Associate II-Health & Welfare in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    The benefits package is really good and there are many opportunities to advance internally.

    Cons

    There is no clear career path to advancement, especially management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more of an investment in the advancement and personal growth of your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    WI at Fidelity is the most boring BU of the Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    The Company Culture is laid back.
    Company Culture is also very ethical, they take their user data very seriously, some Health vendors use Prod data in their test environment and don't mask it. Our company makes sure it's not traceable

    Cons

    It's boring, if I don't do something I can always put blame on the bureaucracy and people understand...
    There's no attempt to build rapport amongst your fellow employees. People need to be forced by the PM to help yo in your project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Switch to Agile, and actually listen to your employees...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fidelity pays great but lacks in leadership.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a place to work Long Term

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative in Durham, NC

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than an 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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