Fidelity Investments
3.4 of 5 1,699 reviews
www.fidelity.com Boston, MA 5000+ Employees

Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.4 1,699 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Fidelity Investments Chairman and CEO Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Excellent training, good work life balance, easy to move around within departments"
    in 137 reviews
  • "Great benefits offer if you plan on staying long term"
    in 175 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance can be tough given OT expectations 55-65 hours per week"
    in 40 reviews
  • "Lot of high level (senior management) politics played in a dirty manner"
    in 66 reviews
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    Great Company

    Director (Current Employee)
    Merrimack, NH

    Pros- Personal growth
    - Pay for Performance
    - Strong Leadership
    - Many job opportunities within the company

    Cons- Limited movement by leaders between companies
    - Too many senior level individual contributors

    Advice to Senior Management- Develop rotational policy for VPs and above
    - Expand leadership training beyond current GMA program

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company

    High Net Worth Service (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsThe company treats its employees very well. Growth potential is always there, if you have the right drive. Coworkers were mostly entertaining and a great resource for moving up in the company

    ConsCan be very repetitive. Some variance would be nice. Once you are in a role, it can feel like you get stuck. Expect to be in some roles that are incredibly busy and quite unfulfilling for a while, but you can move on from these lower roles if you really network

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is great, some people within it are a bit negative. and hard to work with

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work. Company led by a great family, the Johnson, who do things the right way.

    Investment Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay, especially for younger employees who work hard. Great benefits. Ability to move up quick and get experience in many different parts of the financial industry. Amazing training.

    ConsGoal and compensation change frequently. Management is constantly focusing on something different. At one time my goals consisted of how much money i brought in, how much went into product (mutual funds, managed accounts, annuities, fixed income), how many referrals i received, how many retirement plans/ income strategies i went through, and so on. It it impossible to do great at everything which means management is always stressing something.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it clear what promotions with be based on. Do not change compensation every year. Make it easier to change career paths.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good first job, but there are drawbacks

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Albuquerque, NM

    ProsGood benefits to regular full time and regular part time employees in terms of medical, dental, and vision- the higher coverage plan has a higher cost passed onto the employee. 401k plan available with matching.

    ConsIn the Albuquerque site, favoritism runs rampant. Managers play favorites with staff and will ignore employee concerns, this problem extends up to directors as well. Also, Albuquerque is excluded from the profit sharing benefit that ALL OTHER SITES enjoy and pay is low for the job. They will try and convince you the pay is appropriate, however, compared to other call centers it is lower starting by far. To be clear, this is a call center job, while it may have different ways of doing things, metrics are the only thing a manager has to use to grade your performance. If your manager doesn't like you, they can find a number of ways to get rid of you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou must listen to your employees when they bring concerns about managers to you. Very often when you do not listen, the message to your employees is that you do not value their time. If you don't value your employees' time they will do the bare minimum and look elsewhere for other employment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Internship experience

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Smithfield, RI

    ProsTeam oriented work, great people who have a lot of respect for each other, much opportunity for growth

    ConsNot many entry level opportunities available

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    Highly regarded company with great benefits

    Client Service Manager (Current Employee)
    Merrimack, NH

    ProsOffers a wide range of job functions
    many locations
    excellent benefits

    ConsToo much bureaucracy
    not many opportunities for promotions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked there for over 18 years and enjoyed working with others there.

    V P (Former Employee)
    Westlake, TX

    ProsSolid company values and compensation

    ConsWestlake was to be one of two areas to grow and be center of excellence but didn't happen.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, poor middle management

    Branch Manager (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsProducts, service, guidance, good employees

    ConsPolitics, dictatorship management, micro management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Company Ever!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company is employee driven. They bend over backwards for their employees. The theory is happy employees, happy customers...

    ConsThere are not any cons to my knowledge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strong organization with smart people and many resources

    Senior Director (Current Employee)
    Merrimack, NH

    ProsOpportunities to explore. Excellent benefits.

    ConsHigh level of commitment required

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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