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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (17)

    "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. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to be in every day

    Cons

    Not much room to be promoted

  3. "Investor Center Management"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly client-centric, innovative and price competitive. Salary is good, total benefits are amazing. Focus on team results as well as individual achievement.

    Cons

    Lines of business can feel isolated, hierarchy can make communication a challenge (both top down and bottoms up). The pace at which focus changes can give associates whiplash, everything is a priority.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on the associate experience, career-pathing and mentoring. Tenured associates need to be empowered and incentivized to help bring everyone along. Our associates are our greatest strength and resource,


  4. "Financial Associate"

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

    Pros

    Room for growth, bonus based on team and individual stats.

    Cons

    repetitive, call center, constantly on the phone.


  5. "Review"

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

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good and laid back job

    Cons

    Sit around not much to do


  6. "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Fidelity Investments (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are overall very nice, including management

    Cons

    upper management could listen more to front-line employees


  7. "Fidelity investments"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation. Focus on career mobility.

    Cons

    Be prepared for long hours.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Tech Company masquerading as a Financial Institution"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A huge war chest, no shareholders to be accountable to allows innovation to flourish unimpeded through all market cycles. Unparalleled Benefits package. Great IT talent, the company prides itself on being technology leaders. awesome brand recognition - Given the size and the many business units, it is a spectacular place for career mobility.

    Cons

    Middle management can drain productivity and prohibit career growth, in some areas of the business, despite having strong female leadership at the very top (shout out to Kathy and Abby) the "boy's club" mentality persists (i.e. you need to golf with so-and-so to get ahead). In the spirit of being "innovative", the organization can sometimes overcorrect, feverishly adoption of the latest operating model that came from some nascent startup company.

    Advice to Management

    You guys have been perennial leaders in your space. Please continue to inspect and adapt, but first evaluate the talent that you have. Be careful not to "throw the baby out with the bath water" each time there is a new management paradigm.


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Fidelity Investments (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great, successful company. Worked there as an intern and was able to get my hands on some real projects.

    Cons

    There is little sense of community, at least in the team where I worked. This in turn caused low levels of motivation


  10. "Great company"

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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

    Very professional atmosphere. Great benefits. Good management.

    Cons

    Wish there were more growth opportunities.


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