Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
1,878 Reviews
3.7
1,878 Reviews
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Fidelity Investments CEO Abby Johnson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • GOOD work-life balance: very rarely expected to work overtime (in 164 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 205 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, great benefits. Willing to work with individuals to better their career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operational Representative III in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operational Representative III in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good career paths.

    Cons

    Some middle management has little experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention what each employee knows and contributes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work environment

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Busy schedule. Work life management is hard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, great training

    • 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

    Great place to start in industry, pay for all your licenses. Team environment. Lots of support to develop as much as u want.

    Cons

    Politics when it comes to advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more incentives to FR's to drive business and make up for low salary.

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  5.  

    Great place to start your career in finance.

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

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and core values to the company.

    Cons

    Not a lot of thinking outside the norm. Feedback tends to get lost in the either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Vastly different work experiences depending on your assigned department.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Fidelity Investments as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laid-back atmosphere, great work culture, the company really tries to take care of their employees. The vast number of projects increases your chances of finding an area that fits your desired work area

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement, not a very collaborative work environment, seems like politics play a big role in the positivity of your experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more employee collaboration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great team, great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience VISUAL DESIGNER in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - User Experience VISUAL DESIGNER in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The IX team is full of talented and zero ego designers. Its i s an inspiring place to work.

    Cons

    the topic of banking can be a little dry at times so keeping self motivated was key.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Easy interview and a great atmosphere

    • 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

    Great managers who will help you achieve your goal. Amazing perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Large firm that it's hard to stand out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Contract PM

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    This was a great place to work. Good people, beautiful campus. They have great benefits for their full time employees. They recognize their employees' work with awards and public praise. As a contractor I was treated as a valuable member of the team. Allowed work from home when needed.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement. Hours can be long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your staff and what they can do. Avoid losing intellectual capital.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work, decent pay

    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to grow, good benefit

    Cons

    Could be relocated away from Boston

    Recommends
  11.  

    Fidelity Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Very helpful, genuine staff. Really go out of their way to teach interns.

    Cons

    I did not find anything negative about my internship

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