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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "The Green Machine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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. "Financial Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Covington, KY
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Covington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, benefits, corporate culture

    Cons

    long hours, phone service can become routine

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking at ways to let associates re energize throughout the day


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, 401k, profit sharing, lots of career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Many Offshore and H1B employees


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for - lots of opportunities for advancement and moving around different parts of the organization. Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of career stability due to reorganizations


  6. "Transaction Processor III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transacton Processor III in Covington, KY
    Former Employee - Transacton Processor III in Covington, KY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fidelity is a great place to work. They have excellent benefits, profit sharing, 401K match.

    Cons

    When they outsourced there outbound organization they could have moved employees to other departments instead of bringing in temporary employees for other departments.


  7. "Solid Opportunity"

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    • 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.


  8. "Overall an excellent learning experience & true work life balance."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President/Senior Account Executive in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Vice President/Senior Account Executive in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very commensurate salary and benefits package. Higher, mid and employee level level Management have innovative
    ideas and always trying to improve. In my eleven years with Fidelity, I only had two managers who micro managed their employees.

    Cons

    Communication and ground level employee feedback was seemingly lost from time to time in the "Silo" en route to Upper Management. Also, intention of high level decision makers was lost in translation in the other direction​, as one would expect.

    Advice to Management

    Fidelity was more than good to me during my 11 year tenure. I wouldn't say or write a bad word about the company.


  9. "Internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in Smithfield, RI
    Former Employee - Internship in Smithfield, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, helpful co-workers, advanced technology

    Cons

    Location of office, can be boring at times

    Advice to Management

    Define internship role more clearly


  10. "User Experience Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    good work life balance environment

    Cons

    compensation more tied up in long term benefits than short term


  11. "Financial Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Profit Sharing, Health Benefits, Vacation time, Paternity Leave

    Cons

    Product specific selling, over management

    Advice to Management

    Give reps more attonomy



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