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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance is sometimes challenging (in 153 reviews)

  • Call center style of employment for most jobs (in 194 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to grow, then go."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous tuition benefits, room to grow

    Cons

    Somewhat soulless, hard to innovate, hierarchical.


  2. "Once a great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    It offers excellent benefits and resources.

    Cons

    It has lost some good senior management and has become bureaucratic.

  3. "Many opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst and Software QA Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst and Software QA Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I held several positions within Fidelity and enjoyed all of them. Management and employee development is important to the company, and Fidelity offers great growth opportunity. Most of the managers I came in contact with are professional, fair. Everyone is expected to work hard - many days I worked very long hours to meet deadlines. The pay was much better than average, and the benefits, and career and personal development opportunities were excellent.

    Cons

    I didn't find anything that I disliked.


  4. "Great Benefits - Slow to change"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and retirement package

    Cons

    Change is almost impossible. Very slow and Yes Sir driven


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Culture but lots of work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great retirement Benefits, Easy to bring in new clients

    Cons

    Overworked and Underpaid, advancement is difficult


  6. "Fidelity Investments"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of advancement opportunities in the area I worked.

    Advice to Management

    Create more advancement opportunities


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I call this place HOME"

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    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent management style, culture of open feedback and appreciation for their employees. Correct company, always does what's right for their customers. Honest, transparent. Great technology. Great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Constant changes make some uncomfortable, so get used to it. Occasional re-organizations cause lay-offs :(

  8. "Active Trader Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Active Trader Representative in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Active Trader Representative in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fidelity offers competitive pay and great benefits for entry level employees. Coworkers and direct management tend to be friendly and helpful with career advancement.

    Cons

    Difficult to move from a front-line associate to other roles within the company


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Catch 22 - Internal movement limited to deep subject matter expertise, but want to move to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profit Sharing
    401k match
    Private company - no earnings expectations with the street

    Cons

    Fidelity's biggest competition is internal. Siloed businesses only interested in their vertical.
    Culture wants speed and execution, but risk taking and failure is not an option.
    Everyone wants 100% of data and details before decisions can be made - nothing truly agile.

    Advice to Management

    Senior managers and leaders regurgitate best practice whitepapers and buzzwords and think it is leadership.
    Leaders say the right things, but actions do not come close to supporting.
    Stop looking for perfection before making decisions.


  10. "Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adviosr in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Adviosr in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a great culture.

    Cons

    Salary was low but can move up with time.


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