Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
1,822 Reviews
3.7
1,822 Reviews
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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 161 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 194 reviews)


Cons
  • Company expects all dedication to work with little regard to work/life balance (in 50 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Call center experience.

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    Former Employee - Registered Representative  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Extremely well managed. The training I received was by far the best I received in any corporation I've worked in. There were constant opportunities to add more training. Once you've been in a position for at least six months you can apply to transfer departments or advancement.The process was easy. Management was generally hired from within.

    Cons

    Even small infractions of company policy or procedures were a permanent part of your employee record. Even these minor things came up in my department transfer interview. In spite of this I was still successful. During a training week I was given a written warning about using foul language. I never had. That was someone else, but I was written up despite the fact it wasn't me. There was no process for defending oneself when accused.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company. Great Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Fidelity was a great experience for my summer internship. Good pay. Great Benefits. Paid time off. `

    Cons

    The company being private makes it very difficult for things to get done from the higher-ups. Also everything is done for 'The Family"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Extremely diverse and challenging company to work for - Fidelity invests in their employees career with the firm.

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    Current Employee - Compliance Manager  in  Westlake, TX
    Current Employee - Compliance Manager in Westlake, TX

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

    Pros

    Fidelity places a great deal of emphasis on taking care of employees - from the on-site facilities, to health benefits, compensation packages, retirement, promotion of personal development, etc. They are the most employer centric companies I've every worked for.

    Cons

    Depending on department or your work background, it can sometimes be difficult to move between jobs. Also, at times the work/life balance can be lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management tends to be too reactive to issues at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good professional place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    can work here for decades with satisfaction from all angles.

    Cons

    nothing, life goes on and on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Finance  in  Covington, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Finance in Covington, KY

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

    Pros

    Long-term perspective, high quality employees, opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Employees feeling of stability can be mercurial due to market/economic ties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a handle on hiring and expense during positive periods in the market/economy so that the trimming on the down side isn't too harsh.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company, Great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Internship, very relaxed, with a few presentations. They let you have a lot of free time and you could really do any sorts of research you wanted to. A few easy, informative tasks and the ability to shadow financial advisors. There were 6 other interns, and we did some equity competitions as well as some bookkeeping for advisers. Many lunches were paid for and the interns were invited to alot of activities not in the workplace, which was really neat. the CAMPUS is GREAT

    Cons

    None. I wish we got to see different positions and move around a little more but all in all it was a great opportunity and I really encourage everyone to consider Fidelity.

  8.  

    Great Company to work for long term

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Job Security, Great benefits! Good training and support, fast advancement if work hard

    Cons

    Average Pay, but have opportunity to increase after time. Base plus bonuses/commissions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss advancement opportunities and steps to get there

    Recommends
  9.  

    Outstanding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Great energy, environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Pay could be better for the level of discussion we have with clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a great atmosphere and great colleages that wanted to get better each day.

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    Former Employee - Defined Contribution Representative II  in  Covington, KY
    Former Employee - Defined Contribution Representative II in Covington, KY

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

    Pros

    A lot of training and upward movement in the company.

    Cons

    Lunch is only 30 mins long, so it feels that you get no break at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Benefits, but less Opportunities

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    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 for 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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