Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Constant opportunity for development and growth for those who want it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large, privately held firm with values that are reinforced at all levels of leadership. Career opportunities are ongoing and the vast majority of people at the firm will help you progress if you're willing to do the work.
    Fidelity provides exceptional benefits with options based on personal needs and various family situations. While pay and bonus structures are sometimes criticized, being patient will pay off for those who are willing to wait.

    Cons

    Fidelity retail is open 24 hours, causing scheduling conflicts for some candidates
    Career tracks within the firm can be limited due to licensing requirements, or lack of licensing flexibility in the groups

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to the people talking with the customers.
    Review the regional pay practices more often, especially during tight labor markets in order to attract and retain the best and brightest.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Full of Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Covington, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Covington, KY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for high potential associates. Great side benefits i.e. 10k yearly tuition reimbursement, 10% profit share, $300 fitness reimbursement, computer discounts, etc.

    Cons

    5 years to be 100% vested in 401K match is fairly strict compared to other employers.

  3. Principal Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great projects to work on, great compensation, flexibility in work schedule and location (remote work).

    Cons

    Hard core Agile methodology sometimes reaching absurd levels.

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  5. financial representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great coworkers, big learning experience for new college grad

    Cons

    Strong pressure to work overtime, very little time where you aren't taking calls.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees.

  6. Stock Plan Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great corporate environment and benefits

    Cons

    Phone-centric environment. Lack of cohesiveness in terms of service vs sales.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer objectives and goals

  7. Fund Accounting Anaylst Coop

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    learn alot
    good people
    fast peace enironment

    Cons

    sometimes very boring
    no opportunity to turnin to a full time position

  8. Finance Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Fidelity Investments as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the internship program does a fantastic job of exposing individuals to the diverse business lines of the company, and connects you with professionals in the different business lines.

    Cons

    Only downside was my manager was not able to effectively delegate work and I ended up spending too much time idle

  9. Sector Specialist Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Resources are exceptional in every way

    Cons

    Structure of Internship was very lacking

  10. Great people, long hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. Senior Management is very much behind the goal of being the most trusted name in retirement planning.

    Cons

    Politics above a certain level can be difficult to navigate.

  11. Helpful (1)

    MANAGER

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits ; On site cafeteria ; Free Coffe all day

    Cons

    Nothing to share -- you have some good managers but the old ones are stuck on their ways. No Vison at all

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old "good old boys" mentality...

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