Fidelity Investments - Great Company but with a few pitfalls | Glassdoor
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"Great Company but with a few pitfalls"

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Former Employee - Designer in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Designer in Boston, MA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Fidelity offers a professional environment with lots of competitive and smart folks to work with and gain exposure to all facets of the financial industry. The ability to transfer to different positions is there as well if you seek out the opportunities. Compensation is good but limited to growth due to the bi-annual reviews. Fidelity operates like clockwork on release cycles, so focusing on getting things done by the end of the year is key and learning how to get the impossible done is the biggest thing you'll learn here.

Cons

Although Fidelity offers many oportunties, it is a large organization with lots of overhead. You'll find yourself on projects on lots of meetings with many project managers, VP's or directors each with almost equal amount of say on the project. Consensus building becomes key and learning how to win over folks on your idea becomes an important skill to learn. Politics is also huge at Fidelity, so learning how to work with others and learning to see pitfalls are the skills you up need to develop. Fidelity is a large ship and wanting to implement revolutionary ideas will be an uphill battle.

Advice to Management

Fidelity is a great place but found that most managers on the "business side" had unrealistic expectations on developing projects in terms of what could be built with the given amount of resources.

Other Employee Reviews for Fidelity Investments

  1. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Defined Contributions Representative III in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Defined Contributions Representative III in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay is nice with quarterly bonuses and profit sharing; the company really cares and offers fitness reimbursement. So awesome

    Cons

    Working in a call center gets extremely old, and there are limited off phone options if you want to stay in the same area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Great culture to learn as an intern"

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    Current Intern - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Summer workshop series was very insightful into the different divisions of Fidelity

    Cons

    Rigidly structured organization made it difficult to gain broad exposure

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