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Fidelity Investments Boston Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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  • Work/life balance tough to maintain (in 141 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (30)

    "The Green Machine"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service and Relationship Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Client Service and Relationship Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with lots of opportunity for advancement and career changes with god benefits, and good pay. I worked at the company for over 10 years and learned a lot about retail and B2B investments. Have a few FINRA licenses (24,65, 63, 7, 31, and Insurance) and was working towards my CFP that was supported and sponsored. There are also lots of internal and OTJ trainings. Plenty of great people and some pretty awesome financial industry leaders. It's a privately owned company so if they want to pursue something they don't have to get the stock holder's buy in and they allow the employees to provide input on a lot of the process and employee engagement improvements that are currently in place. Overall it's a very dynamic culture constantly changing.

    Cons

    Super lager company so you could feel like just another worker and that your voice doesn't count. At times the hiring process when moving between roles can be a bit monotonous (in that it's a hurry up to wait months situation). Overall it's a very dynamic culture and constantly changing so if change is not what you like this probably isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, continue to involve the employee and try and be more transparent with future plans as well as potential institutional clients


  2. "Great place to learn, apply and grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Data Analyst Co-op Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Data Analyst Co-op Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect and a very encouraging environment to learn new technologies and apply in real-world scenarios.
    Impetus given to new ideas, and ample opportunities to apply on different current projects.

    Cons

    Nothing as such, overall a great experience.

  3. "Fundamental Innovation"

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

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

    Pros

    They absolutely care about their company culture as much as competitive positioning. I implicitly trust that the people I work with have the same values and are operating with our customers best interests at the forefront of every decision.

    Cons

    Normal organizational behavior challenges. You get this many smart people together with your standard human condition and you need to navigate the waters judiciously.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push toward the innovation rubicon


  4. "Processisng Reperesentative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Processing Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Processing Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great professional and personal experience

    Cons

    as a contract employee your training may reach stagnated level, and no further employment is secured

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work


  5. "Executive Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Boston commute is horrible. :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. "Moving in the right direction, but speed it up!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, highly focused on the customer, positive work environment.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, too large at times, too slow to change, individual businesses aren't aligned at the top

    Advice to Management

    Remove inefficient executive/senior management MUCH faster.


  7. "Good employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room to grow, good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours no matter what

    Advice to Management

    Give a little more wiggle room on time off

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities and great training and benefits diverse locations and many user groups and communities. Opportunities for volunteers and a diverse community

    Cons

    High pressure, often organizationally disorganized Slow to change and adopt new practices. Has a tendency to keep people in roles that aren't a good fit for too long. Although a female chairman there are not enough women on middle and upper management


  9. "Very positive"

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Solid structure, and very professional

    Cons

    No cons, very positive environment


  10. "Fidelity shows fidelity to its employees"

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

    I worked at Fidelity Investments (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent direct management
    Comfortable work space
    Meaningful work
    Emphasis on work/life balance

    Cons

    The chief fiduciaries could be more accessible


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