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"Amazing company to work for"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Fidelity is a great place to start your career in the financial services industry. They will take you in, get you licensed, teach you all of the fundamentals, instill great work ethic in you, and always encourage career development. And with how spread out the company is, you can essentially work anywhere and know you'll have a great job with great people. The pay is ok, but the benefits are amazing which is truly what helps you setup your retirement savings. They offer 401(k) match and profit sharing, and that all adds up quickly. Many people spend their entire working careers at Fidelity.

Cons

There aren't a lot of cons other than some of the people--a lot of middle management can be extremely obnoxious with inflated heads & egos, and they are also the ones who somewhat control your career, besides yourself, of course.
Fidelity is way too conservative too, which can also be a 'pro.' And their compliance policies are some of the strictest you'll see anywhere.
They need to show their employees how much they value them with better pay--a lot of the positions deserve to be paid a bit more for the hard work that is expected, but again, it's hard to complain about that b/c of everything else that is positive about the company.
Even with its cons, I would recommend Fidelity to anyone who is a solid, sharp, hard working, & committed worker.

Advice to Management

Keep a closer eye on middle-management--those who are closest to your front line working force. Ask for direct & candid feedback from front line employees about their managers--you might be surprised with how horrible some of the people are who are given that amount of power at the management level.

Other Employee Reviews for Fidelity Investments

  1. "Excellent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company, excellent benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Low starting salary, random shift assignment


  2. "Moving IT jobs out of Boston"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people have gone through the doors at Fidelity. Fidelity has traditionally invested heavily in technology and smart people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company is relocating its IT jobs out of Boston and loosing its talent base and domain knowledge in the process. The company is currently focused on cost cutting and outsourcing rather than talent retention. A large inventory of legacy applications is a drag on innovation and its IT budget. More cost effective products from competitors, such as ETFs, threatening their business model.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots and talent base in Boston that put Fidelity on the map. The company needs to get into new products fast by aquisitions rather than in-house development. Fidelity is very late into many areas the company wants to move toward while their competitors are already well established in those markets.

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