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"Varied, good work - bad culture transformation"

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Former Employee - Vice President, IT in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Vice President, IT in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

IT is valued, important asset to company.

Cons

Money is now staying at the top - demoralzied, mushroom like masses

Advice to Management

Decentralize, pay for performance in IT, ditch the NY executives and bring back teh family culture

Other Employee Reviews for Fidelity Investments

  1. "Reputable company with significant career growth"

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    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Good vertical movement, Good Salary

    Cons

    Saturated reporting structure, Depending on department: Challenging work/life balance


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    "Worst Professional Experience Of An Otherwise Productive Career"

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Covington, KY
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Covington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Pay was good compared to the S. Ohio / N. Kentucky area as a whole. Benefits were good as well.

    Cons

    As has been stated in various reviews on this site, if you are too intelligent, attractive, or bring sound business experience with you to the role, expect to be shunned eventually if not immediately. In the S. Ohio/N. Kentucky region there are not many opportunities, even for college graduates so its easy to scare the majority into conforming into whatever management requires at the time. Where else can they go? This was true even before the world blew up.

    They will hire minorities but they expect them to be docile, weak and just smart enough to do what is asked of them. No matter how smart you are, if you are a black male you have little chance of making any real progress. Of course there are the "tokens" to make things look good on the surface. Once a manager even sent out an email to his team that had a Martin Luther King speech in it that said the Negro was still not free. Imagine that in this day and age. This kind of behavior is condoned in Covington Kentucky.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity training should be mandatory. These people need a lot of help in this area. Never seen a group of people in such a large company with such strong racial biases. How does a national company like Fidelity allow this

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