Fidelity Investments - It's not quite the Borg, but it is an intense place to work. Not for the squeamish. | Glassdoor
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"It's not quite the Borg, but it is an intense place to work. Not for the squeamish."

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Former Employee - Director, Operations in Marlborough, MA
Former Employee - Director, Operations in Marlborough, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Diverse business lines present opportunities for internal movement
Many smart, customer-focused, collaborative professionals
Compensation including bonuses is lucrative, depending on job role
Many opportunities for internal training, especially for managers
Very structured, hierarchical environment which some people like

Cons

Extremely siloed, due to the diverse business lines and operational complexity
Constant, relentless organizational changes at all levels, with entire groups being relocated, realigned or disbanded without sufficient explanation
Communication from executive and senior management was lacking and/or confusing
Middle managers were under intense pressure to produce results but often not given the needed resources
Depending on group, morale was often a problem due to offshoring concerns

Advice to Management

Strive harder for transparency. When strategic direction is changing, remember that Fidelity is an ocean liner, not a rowboat. If you want your best people to stay engaged and help move the business forward, equip them with more information to combat the rumor mill, which can be devastating to morale.

Other Employee Reviews for Fidelity Investments

  1. "Great place....great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management wants you to succeed
    Tons of training available
    Respected company

    Cons

    Opportunities can be challenging
    Reorganizations occur a little too frequently


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, great benefits, flexible work schedule, family friendly work place. Provide tuition reimbursement, bonus etc. Great place to work in IT. They spend lot of money in technology

    Cons

    Moving jobs to south. Need to network to get ahead. People stay in the same job for decades without moving and they form cliques.

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