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Updated January 18, 2018
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  • Work/life balance tough to maintain (in 159 reviews)

  • Call center style of employment for most jobs (in 197 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineering"

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

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    1) Work life balance
    2) Workplace environment
    3) Flexibility of time (depending on the team)
    4) Work from home

    Cons

    1) Less competitive
    2) Slightly behind on technology
    3) Dress code

    Advice to Management

    Remove the dress code.


  2. "Good stability, benefits, and experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Pension Specialist
    Current Employee - Senior Pension Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, benefits, option to occasionally work from home. Good experience and stable career possibilities from a company with a good reputation.

    Cons

    If you aren’t careful and don’t try to schmooze managers and higher ups, they won’t notice you. You have to play the games to climb the corporate ladder and aren’t appreciated for good work alone. Their metrics do not factor in “help” or “training new hires.” So if you are a helpful, good natured person, you will be wasting your time as far as they are concerned. The work environment is subject to laissez-faire supervision. Which is a blessing and a curse. You can get away with a lot, but so can your peers and those above you in the hierarchy. Noisy, unending, non-work related conversation is an every day constant state of being - so sometimes hard to focus and you will wonder how your coworkers are billing their time.

    Advice to Management

    People management is an active pursuit. Spend some time dealing directly with conflict resolution and heading off rifts in your teams and the rest of the business will run much more smoothly. Little problems that are easily dismissed when you aren’t down in the trenches can cause big problems down the line. Backstabbing and cutthroat corporate culture is not Fidelity’s goal, but it is that way in some cases. Recognize and support those in the business who are attempting to contribute to a healthy, good natured, helpful, and professional culture.

  3. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, many smart and dedicated co-workes

    Cons

    Non-stop job reduction disruptive to teams


  4. "Great Place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to work at, good work life balance and reasonable expectations.

    Cons

    Pay is overly weighted towards variable compensation, making budgeting a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Less variable comp, and more base to be competitive with the marketplace.


  5. "Relationship Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of training and resources, possibility of mobility to different organizations within firm

    Cons

    Management style within branch, not very flexible

    Advice to Management

    Review management styles in branches, be more proactive about asking your associates for feedback, honest feedback not worthless "anonymous" surveys


  6. "Senior System Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits-best 401k plan offering with 7% match, Nice Bonus, Profit sharing every year, 23 days of PTOs(including sick days), 6 weeks of paternity and 12 weeks of maternity leave, different types of medical health insurance plans, Very good Dental insurance and 100% coverage on Vision insurance.
    Healthy work environment, Managment team is very helpful and always boost you to do better.

    Cons

    Average on Salary compared to other Employers.


  7. "Customer Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great training and benefits

    Cons

    Lay offs and low salaries

  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Love working here this place is awesome

    Cons

    nothing bad i could say about them


  9. "Great resume builder"

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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 management team, fantastic benefits

    Cons

    Slow upward mobility, but very stable

    Advice to Management

    Fill open positions, rather than spreading current team so thin.


  10. "Fidelity"

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    Former Employee - Colorado in Greenwood Village, CO
    Former Employee - Colorado in Greenwood Village, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment, benefits, people.

    Cons

    Phone calls all day and they work you into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Give more time off so that people can recharge their batteries. Also, create more roles for upward mobility in Fidelity and create more organized events to show people how to grow their careers.


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