Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Fidelity Investments CEO Abby Johnson
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Pros
  • Work/life balance very important to company (in 166 reviews)

  • Great company with great benefits (in 210 reviews)

Cons
  • Company expects all dedication to work with little regard to work/life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • senior management (good or really bad) trumps everything (in 70 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    Constant opportunity for development and growth for those who want it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. SCCM Consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sccm Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sccm Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance,flexibility etc.Compensation is above market standards.

    Cons

    Not so much competitive environment,laid back and slow growth in terms of climbing the corporate ladder.Less female execs in top mgmt.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company! Little room to grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Developer in Haltom City, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Developer in Haltom City, TX

    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

    Good management. Work and life balance are amazing.

    Cons

    I have been asking to learn CICS since my beginning of working here. I have been given 0 opportunity to expand my knowledge in the mainframe world outside of batch.


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  5. Great PLace to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Wayne, NJ

    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

    friendly environment and lots of training and support.

    Cons

    lots of pressure and very high goals.

    Advice to Management

    maybe too hands off! NOT that I want micro-management, but there needs to be accountability.


  6. Financial Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very focused on their employees, very actively engaged in the community with service projects & community betterment. Benefits were good. company match of 401k and profit sharing, Pay was decent.

    Cons

    The Series 7 and Series 63 tests are required to be passed. I felt that having passed the tests to be licensed, had very little to do with the actual job that I was doing.


  7. Great company, if you get into the right organization

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, many services to employees such as health center, gyms, concierge, discount programs, tuition reimbursements, bonuses, there are many opportunities offered to their employees that makes life easier

    Cons

    Not all organizations within the company operate the same, many processes are not documented for easy learning if you are new, not all organizations recognize work-life balance culture that Fidelity promotes, not all candidates are qualified for their roles

    Advice to Management

    Better training and repositories for new employees so processes are easier to learn. Quarterly direct management reviews from associates.


  8. Awesome Benefits

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

    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

    Management is very flexible, great work life balance. Lots of new things to learn and expand your career.

    Cons

    The dress code could be relaxed. Would be nice to at least wear jeans to the office.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job.


  9. Relationship Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to work on your own terms.

    Cons

    Support roll so not an important part of the office environment.

    Advice to Management

    Bonus should be tied to success of rep supported.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, good work/life balance, nice coworkers, decent work flexibility (working from home allowed), immediate management is good

    Cons

    Awful base salary for industry, lots of politics/bureaucracy, not enough upward mobility, upper management is awful at engaging with employees/providing good career growth opportunities, working for the company for a long time is actually worst than leaving and coming back as your base salary will not increase to keep up with the market

    Advice to Management

    Need to promote based on merit and not friendships, need to reward loyal employees via higher raises in base salary


  11. Helpful (1)

    Solid salary, great benefits and hard-to-beat work/life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Durham, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    401(k) profit sharing plan appears unequaled, benefits truly show that employees are valued, salary is solid and the work/life balance is one of the biggest perks.

    Cons

    Can only speak for IT, but management has demonstrated a remarkable disconnect with employees and created confusion and discontent with some of their most valuable employees through poor and inexplicable promotion and assignment decisions.

    Advice to Management

    1. If two reports' performance seems similar, it probably is. Making permanent decisions that reward the louder self-promoter might not always be the wisest choice. 2. If you know that the team does not have sufficient challenges/opportunities for a report, help that person to make a career-enhancing lateral or upward move to another team. This does not weaken your team, but strengthen it by creating a positive dynamic.



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