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"Good at first, then downhill from there"

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Current Employee - Financial Representative in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
Current Employee - Financial Representative in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

I will say that the Series 7 training that they provide is excellent. Ok for a year, if it's your first job out of college.

Cons

Upper management does a great cheer-leading bit but the real world is quite different. Every move you make is recorded and monitored, if you make a rookie mistake they make you feel terrible, very little praise without a "but". Lot's of nitpicking criticism. You have no time to socialize because every minute is accounted for. The work itself is ok but quite a grind when you average 50 calls a day with only 2 15 min. breaks. Grueling for little pay.

Advice to Management

You work people to death, for sub-par wages. Then you criticize and berate employees for every little thing. The only reason you have good retention is that the economy is terrible for jobs. When this changes you will see a mass exodus.

Other Employee Reviews for Fidelity Investments

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits. great use of new technology

    Cons

    Budget cutting, near shoring and off-shoring has resulted in most technology jobs being moved out of Boston. Middle management up to senior VP level has no input on strategies so it leads to bad morale. The remaining Boston tech groups are just waiting for there turn to be moved


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lot's of career path opportunities. Great benefits. Great compensation."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Portfolio Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of focus on helping you advance your skills and career. They reward hard work and the people you work with are typically very professional and passionate about what they do. It would be very hard to leave the generous benefits and compensation once you have moved into a more advanced role.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels that senior management doesn't realize that their metrics and standards actually make it harder to help clients. They are great at taking small rocks out of the way, but the bigger rocks are next to impossible to move. Even when it is clear that they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Love the culture, love the benefits, just listen more to your client-facing employees.

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