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Fidelity Investments North Carolina Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. "Guidance Support Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Guidance Support Specialist in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Guidance Support Specialist in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Excellent Environment and culture. Very customer focused.

    Cons

    I currently have no cons.


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    "Solid Opportunity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have learned a lot about myself professionally during my tenure here. There have been plenty of opportunities to work with various teams and technologies and I am a much more well-rounded engineer because of it. You get as much out of it as you put in. The teams and management I have worked with have allowed me to gain plenty of visibility with upper management.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the financial industry and a large financial firm that has been around for over 70 years, it can be difficult to innovate and move quickly on new projects due to a lot of legacy software. There are times where it is difficult to function as a technology company when where are limitations on systems.

    Advice to Management

    Empower teams to innovate and make their own informed decisions. Encourage innovation and keep the work fresh.


  3. "BI Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Durham, NC
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career Opportunities, compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Often Change in methodology of development and reorganization which leads to disruption in day to day support and development activities


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  5. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Director in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits... Bonus, 401K, Stocks, Health Insurance

    Cons

    Since bonus is attached to the performance, lot of politics


  6. "Principal Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to some of the best technology
    The team is made up of dedicated and very talented people
    Great work/life balance
    Can't beat the 401k and profit sharing

    Cons

    Rapidly changing priorities
    Sometimes it feels like there is a large disconnect between senior management and workers.


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    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, including time off. The best 401k plan ever. Interesting work, good people and overall good culture. Nice buildings and good to have onsite cafeteria.

    Cons

    Work/life balance has become increasingly more difficult in their efforts to be more efficient, especially with recent layoffs. Difficult to get promoted unless you have the right relationships or have been there a long time. Slightly more political than what it used to be. Low compensation compared to others in your industry and sometimes big disparities internally. Hard to take and enjoy time off.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop expecting employees to do more with less. You will burn them out over time. Mentally and physically healthier employees produce better work. Review big internal disparities in pay between the same roles. Invest in employees by not rolling out the next snazzy thing, but by ensuring you have good solid leaders in place who can lead and develop, foster creativity and create development opportunities within their teams and organizations, and who understands people can't operate at 120% everyday, year after year.


  8. "Associate Quality Assurance Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Quality Assurance Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Associate Quality Assurance Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people. Amazing benefits that I have yet to see anywhere else.

    Cons

    Things move slowly sometimes but there is a desire to be more cutting edge


  9. "Benefits Administration"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pension Administration in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Pension Administration in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits help offset lower pay. 401k is 100% up to 7% and then an additional 10% profit sharing is added. 5 year vesting schedule. Start with 2 weeks PTO, increases to 3 after 2 years and 4 after 5 years.

    Cons

    Lower pay. Slow upwards movement.


  10. "1 year review of Fidelity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job Flexibility
    PTO - ability to roll over up to a week of vacation days

    Cons

    Fidelity isn't a meritocracy. Promotions / Career Advancement varies from team to team.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Best of the large brokers, but nowhere near an RIA"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Not doing what is in the best interest for clients. This will harm them in the long-run. You cannot continue to deceive clients and sell them high commissions and high fee solutions that do very little to meet financial goals.

    Advice to Management

    Give a much larger range of meritocratic pay. Pay primarily, if not entirely, from AUM and not commissions.



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