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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated Oct 17, 2019

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Fidelity Investments CEO Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson
2,518 Ratings
  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (15)

    "Fidelity has changed for good!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agile Coach in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of smart people Excellent Benefits and compensation Very good work life balance

    Cons

    It's a very big organization and it can be complicated to maneuver around within different business lines

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the excellent work. Please promote empowerment so people are not afraid to talk to their Senior management.

    Fidelity Investments2019-04-04
  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Relationship Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexablity, Benefits, Compensation, Openess, Upper management getting better at listening to the employess

    Cons

    Needs to better communication on the Fidelity Shares offer program

    Fidelity Investments2019-10-18
  3. "Customers don’t get to do what they would like, there’s good pay and very busy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, Monday -Friday, weekends off, day time shift

    Cons

    Not enough staffing, not enough support

    Advice to Management

    Management is not very easy to walk up to and feel comfortable asking questions, also they are not around very often.

    Fidelity Investments2019-10-17
  4. "Trader"

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    Former Employee - Trader in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay Great People Time off

    Cons

    Busy atmosphere A lot to learn in a few quick months Results driven

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    Fidelity Investments2019-10-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fraternity like culture"

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are decent. They offered an HSA account with company contributions (not sure if they still do this), health care and dental at a decent monthly cost, vacation, sick time, and PTO.

    Cons

    The managers are high strung and a bit too interested in your personal life, almost seemingly desperate to make friends with you. If you don't want to join your team members or whoever works their for lunch, every working shift, they look at you funny. No, joke the culture is overwhelmingly in your personal business. Not recommended for the reserved type or the "I need a break from you all" type. There's also a... company ball (no joke) that they request all of their staff to attend. It's like a company prom, because yes you need to wear a gown or suit. WTF. And if you don't attend, then they look at you funny. The series 7 training is a joke. The trainers that we had were aweful. One used weird metaphors constantly to teach, and when he was told that his metaphors were confusing he would smile and use additional metaphors to explain the other ones. WTF. The other trainer was on some sort of stimulant, and would constantly speed walk from one side of the room to the other waving his arms around like a monkey swinging on a branch, but missing the branch.

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    Advice to Management

    Understand that your employees have a personal life that they probably don't want work to be a part of. Taking over the lunch hour is not cool, it's frustrating. Your employees need a break during their work day and don't want to go to a work meeting during their break. Have the meetings during down time, and only if absolutely necessary. Employees don't need to listen to managers brag about how great they think... Fidelity is.

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    Fidelity Investments2019-10-16
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Regret so much"

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    Current Employee - Brokerage Operations Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Other people have said they like working here apparently

    Cons

    Not much to do and no path out. Doesn’t give you any useful experience or transferable skills. Would NOT have taken position if managers had explained most of the day was downtime. Group most likely stays overstaffed to justify high ranking directors’ position.

    Advice to Management

    Management is aware most of the employees have nothing to do most of the day. Stop misleading candidates about the job details and make this a Vertitude job

    Fidelity Investments2019-10-16
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Various roles within multiple business units."

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

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    *good benefits *positive workplace culture in some business units

    Cons

    *distrust among business units *lack of mobility *low pay *culture that disrespects women in risk and compliance functions

    Advice to Management

    *bring in new leadership at the lower and middle management levels. new blood, not just new titles *create scorecards based on metrics instead of cronyism within risk and compliance *embrace technology for all associates, not just frontlines *bring back 6 month performance reviews. give employees the opportunity to submit feedback on managers more frequently. create a chairman's line unique to risk and compliance... functions so that these employees can report bad conduct without fearing that the examining investigator has a significant workplace relationship with their supervisor.

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    Fidelity Investments2019-10-15
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Mentally not worth your time"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Onsite fitness area, Free Coffee, Walk/Trail Campus

    Cons

    Anxiety was at an all time high. Customers are the most difficult. No clear expectations from managers(or who’s responsible). Policies and job evaluations constantly change which can be frustrating. This job takes a toll on you mentally.

    Fidelity Investments2019-10-15
  9. "Operations - Global Pricing Associate"

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    Current Employee - Global Pricing Associate in Tonbridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company, looks after the employees Good work life balance push for flexible working

    Cons

    Poor when it comes to internal movement

    Fidelity Investments2019-10-14
  10. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Bangalore

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Awesome company and Great place to work …..

    Cons

    Nothing as of now and everything is cool

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as of now.....Nothing as of now.....

    Fidelity Investments2019-10-12
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