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Fidelity Investments Boston Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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  • Work/life balance tough to maintain (in 159 reviews)

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  1. "Executive Assistant"

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    • 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.


  2. "Good employer"

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    • 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

  3. "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


  4. "Fidelity Consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great long term benefits, great culture

    Cons

    upward mobility, speed to make decisions, base salary


  5. "Great All-In Comp"

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely smart and motivate employees who share in a culture of mutual respect. Benefits are geared towards preparing employees for retirement.

    Cons

    Decision rights are held by a select few and it takes a long time to get buy-in on key initiatives which slows down speed to market.

    Advice to Management

    While protecting the integrity of the brand is important, our speed to market is a serious detractor. More autonomy needs to be placed within various business units.


  6. "Solid Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fidelity provides excellent benefits, competitive salaries, and a challenging work environment. Tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment program, medical and dental, profit sharing, and annual performance bonus are some of the best benefits offered in NH and MA. If you work hard and take charge of your career at Fidelity, you will find many opportunities to progress your career.

    Cons

    Starting salary can be lower that market, but the total compensation package is often at market or above. Also, like any other large company, you can find pockets of bad management, but it is not representative of the company.


  7. "Sr. Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture and vision for future. One step ahead in thinking

    Cons

    Like any corporate environment nepotism and group of people favoring their own network of trusted people for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to ideas from bottom up and be genuine about it.

  8. "Fidelity shows fidelity to its employees"

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    • 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


  9. Helpful (51)

    "The Green Machine"

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    • 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


  10. "Architect"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good management, work environment, and respect

    Cons

    bureaucratic middle level of management that prevents the company from moving fast enough

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should find ways to incentive mid-level managers to take more calculated risks


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