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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated January 23, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (49)

    "Great career-starting company"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Smithfield, RI
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Smithfield, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits including profit sharing and bonuses are great. The breadth of this company provides a great opportunity to try out different career paths or boost your current one.

    Cons

    In my current role, I am working overtime more often than I'd like with recognition that seems to only go so far until it sizzles out. That may be tied to the size of the company itself, where promotions work in a "trickle down" manner.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. I like the direction Abby is taking this company. I think sticking to our current principles will turn out to be a big success.


  2. "Good, stable job"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, normal hours, good perks like fitness center

    Cons

    Can be unchallenging and silo'ed

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company - People are a mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Westlake, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Westlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Facilities and pay. Growth opportunities and some flexible work from home opportunity.

    Cons

    The teams are oftentimes run by very young adults, many first time people managers. Lots of favoritism, inappropriate fraternizing and questionable unprofessional behavior. Most Senior Management is more professional. Very good experiences with older management.

    Advice to Management

    Do 360 reviews that are anonymous. Have senior leadership closely review them.


  4. "Good stable place to work with people who believe in what they do."

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Westlake, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Westlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, great benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement is limited. Pay is heavily weighted towards Bonus, Shares, and Profit sharing making salary's well below market level

    Advice to Management

    Cap bones at 25%, and remove share for those below SVP. Increase salary's to offset this. Remove the year end 10% profit sharing and simply give everyone a 2:1 match throughout the year.


  5. "Excellent company that expects a lot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, driven, respective, professional employees. Very generous with salary and benefits. They walk the talk for their employees in regard to retirement accumulation and planning. Privately held company which makes a difference in job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Lots of change (gotta roll with that) that causes temporary chaos, Focus on catering to millenials. Expect to work hard and give a lot.


  6. "Full time with multiple roles"

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    Current Employee - Client Management Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Client Management Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, engaging, lots of support, fun environment with good people

    Cons

    Strictly over the phone, definitely can be a numbers game


  7. "Great start for an IT person!"

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    Current Employee - SYSTEMS SERVICES and SUPPORT ANALYST in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - SYSTEMS SERVICES and SUPPORT ANALYST in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I started this company with the Leap program, where Fidelity invested weeks of technical and professional training for me to start my career. In addition to that, my manager gave me the opportunity to obtain my Scrum Master cert right at the start.

    I feel like there's a drive to have folks succeed. There's no pressure to be loyal to the team you start out with, upper management seems like they really want you to be happy where you are.

    Also, if you prove that you're disciplined, there's opportunity to work from home. Which is amazing. Other benefits including student loan repayment, 401k 7% matching, profit sharing, chairman shares, all make working here well worth it.

    Cons

    There seems to be a little disorganization, at least within my BU. Lots of duplication of efforts, no one really knows what other teams are working on, but on the bright side, management is aware of the issue and is trying to address it. Hopefully it works!

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in Agile! If everyone works the within the same framework, you guys are gonna be in good shape for the future.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Investment Sales"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. There are at the forefront of fin tech. Good planning tools and great income!

    Cons

    Very very fast paced environment! Consider carefully the pace at which you prefer to work as an advisor. If you are truly fast pace in sales you’ll do really well


  9. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    work life balance

    Cons

    None, this is great place to work for

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  10. "Financial Associate position is a great gateway to the rest of Fidelity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Opportunities to grow
    Company environment

    Cons

    Schedule can be challenging for later shifts, otherwise great experience.