Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 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
782 Ratings

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.  

    some ups some downs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Happy work place environment provided you are at the right place at the right time.

    Cons

    Employee experience changes drastically from department to department.
    Some leaders are still running running the department as if it's still 2001

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a true 360 review process
    happy employee, happy customer

  2.  

    Best company I've worked for.

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

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

    Pros

    Nice to finally work for an investment company that is private. Clients first, not shareholders. Thank you Johnson family!

    Cons

    Work life balance is not competitive with other like-compensated options. My SF Bay Comp is mirrored to those in lower cost-of-living parts of the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the 401k leader, we should have a yearly matching True-Up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Privately held firm with strong reputation

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Advisor  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Advisor in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Family owned business that places customers first. Encourages a values and ethics based corporate culture

    Cons

    The big size of the firm causes silos in certain departments / businvess units, resulting in poor management styles and non-meritocratic environment. Career advancement becomes difficult as one progresses up the ladder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fidelity Investments is a really great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Design Developer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Visual Design Developer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The people are very nice and supportive, especially my manager. I had a recent death in my family, and everyone was beyond supportive, which meant a lot. You may expect an investment company to be stuffy and old school, but Fidelity is quite the opposite! The perks and benefits are great, as well as the pay.

    Cons

    Coming from a creative background (art and theater), being in a very corporate environment can be sometimes challenging for a right brained person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though this is an old respected company with a sound reputation, make sure to also occasionally make room for new modern ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Great company to work for and advance in the future. Good benefits as well.

    Cons

    Could be too bureaucratic as it is a big company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've had an amazing career here for the past 15 years!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH

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

    Pros

    The continuous investment back into the employees and customers.

    Cons

    Very conservative company with LOTS of type-a personalities. Everyone works hard and struggles with balancing time away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay for those closest to the customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and work and environment.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons at all. It is a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to work for. Beautiful campus in Westlake TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, wide array of growth opportunities, excellent management and leadership, offers a good employee welfare package: bonus, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, etc. The work environment is very serene and beautiful.

    Cons

    Basic compensation can be improved upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More information about vertical growth opportunities within the organization should be communicated more to employees. Increase promotion frequency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Investment Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Representative  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Investment Representative in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Good career path. Leads to account executive position with a lot of hard work.

    Cons

    Low bonus structure, micro management, a lot of unnecessary meetings, competitive environment to a fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase quarterly bonus payouts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent personal and professional growth opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    I have a great manager. I feel like his primary goal is the professional development of my teammates and me. If you take initiative to stand out, you can be successful.

    Cons

    You have to track your success to advance. There are many tools available to do this, but you aren't required to use those tools.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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