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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated December 16, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (32)

    "Great career-starting company"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Client Experience Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice work environment and employees

    Cons

    Only sitting at a computer all day

  3. "Working at FIS is a great experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good. There’s plenty of opportunities for exploring things.

    Cons

    It’s very slow paced in terms of innovation. The management is not very technologically aware and struggle to catch up with industry. Makes unwise decision on technology direction. On business side there’s next to zero innovation.

    Advice to Management

    FIX the CIO organization to have more visionary leaders. Wasted a lot of time with improper tool selection like FoD, Openshift etc.
    Do focus on business innovation. The top management of a business unit doesn’t understand product business at all. Company doesn’t practice business innovation and doesn’t research for new opportunities. It’s highly ad hoc.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The times are changing. Are you?"

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

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

    Pros

    Pockets of good work, Opportunities to move across the company, Many learning opportunities

    Cons

    Managers with poor managerial skills, chasing it's competitors, People can get lost in the ocean.

    Advice to Management

    You have a good mindset and proud history. Find ways to make cross company teams be effective. Too much administrative for people. As a result, a ton of effort is wasted in getting organized and "herding cats".


  5. "Financial Representative"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn about the financial services industry and get licensed. Company has some of the best benefits in the industry.

    Cons

    Its hard to complain when you get an opportunity like this one right out of school. The pay is not huge, but the experience is great, and the next promotion after this is worth it.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed my manger.


  6. "Fidelity Investments is a Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice offices, flexible schedule, career opportunities, regular paycheck.

    Cons

    Overtime can be a burden, office politics, my lunch was stolen from the refrigerator more than once.


  7. "Great employer to work for"

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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 benefits and great working environment

    Cons

    Some red tape since it’s a large company

  8. "Customer Service Advocate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with PTO

    Cons

    Lots of work AND HARD EXAMS


  9. "Retirement Solutions Representative"

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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

    Casual Dress, Low Stress environment, work hard and you'll do well

    Cons

    Far. Can take a toll on you like any job


  10. "Lead Database Administrator"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working life balance . Management supports on learning and implementing new technology and frameworks.

    Cons

    Nothing. Hike part will be less if you work here for long period.