Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated April 16, 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. Financial Associate

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

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    This is a company that cares and provides opportunity to show it.
    1. Benefits
    2. The pay is very good especially considering the work/life balance: I declined a job that paid 10k more, but fidelity pays overtime, where as the other job was gonna work me 55-65hours per week. NOT worth it. Fidelity provides a very good pay with the ability for those who want to work over-time to make more money.
    3.Great opportunities for growth. They pay you to get your licenses, they have great tuition reimbursement benefits. If you are ambitious and want to grow, Fidelity is your place. I am already planning to get my licenses, an MBA, a masters in law, and move up in the next 6-7 years.
    4. A great culture with efficiency to its core.
    5. Healthy lifestyle emphasis. They have the FIT food which means salads and healthy food is super cheap. How affordable? $2 for a salad vs $10 for hamburger. Yes, they want their employees to be healthy and thank goodness. They also have a recreation center and a health center.
    6. Ability to get involved with community and company. They have great affinity groups for LGBT, AfricanAmerican/Hispanic, Women, and Veterans. They also have FidelityCares so it is great for people who enjoy social groups.

    Cons

    This is financial services and it is highly regulated, what does it mean, there are rules. LOTS OF RULES. But that is only a bad thing if you are one of those people that can't follow rules or can't follow order.

    The rules are very simple: Don't be late. EVER. Not a minute. Why? Because it affects the entire company. This company handles big clients with big expectations. It handles other peoples retirements, which means their futures. Yes, there is a high level of commitment, but there is also a high level of opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have programs that allow young ambitious employees to rise to the top. Great programs, great training. I have worked in many companies and Fidelity shows it cares and it expects results.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Senior Software engineer

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

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Benefits and work

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, politics , salary revision, medical insurance

    Advice to Management

    When there is salary range revision of particular designation then existing employees should be also get equal raise to new hires

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  5. Not a bad start

    • 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

    Pros

    Nice People, Pay could be better

    Cons

    Management can be obnoxius at times

  6. Technical Intern

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

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

    Pros

    Working at Fidelity was great! The internship program was very structured and I received a lot of training and supervision from my manager. It was a great opportunity to learn, have a large share of responsibility, and understand the workings of a large company.

    Cons

    The company is big so it can be difficult to make connections with people. However, I was able to meet many other interns and work closely with senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  7. A wonderful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Client Service Representative in Westlake, TX
    Former Contractor - Client Service Representative in Westlake, TX

    I worked at Fidelity Investments as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is opportunity for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    The corporate office is a drive.

  8. Good company with strong training.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

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

    Pros

    Fidelity is a great company with a lot to offer. The benefits are great and the compensation is fair. Fidelity does an excellent job training employees and helping new hires get licensed.

    Cons

    Like any company, you have to work hard to be successful. Fidelity can have very demanding goals, but if you are motivated and believe in Fidelity’s process, you can have a very good career

    Advice to Management

    I suggest more clear and concise long-term goals and expectations, with less flip flopping on strategies. Otherwise, no other complaints.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company with a great testing kool-aid!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Workplace Planning and Guidance Consultant
    Current Employee - Workplace Planning and Guidance Consultant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance and great benefits. The company recognizes talent and moves you right along. However having the right manager at Fidelity is everything! like with any large company, you need someone to be an advocate be willing to promote you.

    Cons

    Red tape and VERY conservative.... This is not the type of company that wants you to think outside the box. They just want you to follow the GREEN LINE!

    Advice to Management

    We get it... It rolls down hill! But more transparency between associates and middle management would be great.

  10. Fidelity Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent Comp, Great Facilities,

    Cons

    Highly political, cronyism, process driven culture

    Advice to Management

    reward results

  11. Great people, company with integrity, best benefits.

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

    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

    Great 401k and profit sharing, lots of opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    high expectation to work overtime

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