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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated December 16, 2017
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  • Work/life balance tough to maintain (in 155 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Starting Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Great place to start your career

    Cons

    Very corporate and structured system


  2. "Company changing very fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have great benefits and PTO schedule.

    Cons

    Changing of everything from job titles to compensation.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "investment rep"

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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 benefits and 401k matching. comp is great at VP level.

    Cons

    low comp under vp level. high sales goals and pressure - not100% client centric

    Advice to Management

    stop selling product and sell planning


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Get Started"

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    Current Employee - Stock Plan Representative in Covington, KY
    Current Employee - Stock Plan Representative in Covington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent licensing training program
    - Great work/life balance
    - Ongoing edcuation
    - Compensation is average but benefits are excellent.
    - Large list of 401(k) investment choices
    - Quality health insurance and other benefits

    Cons

    - Majority of jobs are phone center roles
    - Advancement can become stagnant due to lack of flow-through
    - Can tend to get very cliquey but what corporate job doesn't?

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to see a little more transparency with the goals of the company. There tends to be a lot of "talk" about plans for the future but rarely includes a plan of action.


  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent company that promotes professional growth and encourages people to explore opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    The company is privately owned and can be more conservative than other counterparts in their industry.


  6. "Financial Representative"

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible, great work-life balance, encouraged to advance in your career. Positive experience, but I am not giving the top score, company policy- you are never good enough for top score.

    Cons

    Like anywhere else if your immediate manager is bad, you will have bad experience no matter how good company or upper management is. Also coaching is for coaching, not bashing people into oblivion for making a mistake.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to grow, then go."

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    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.

  8. "Intern Experience"

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

    I worked at Fidelity Investments (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great internship program, great benefits for interns, ability to interact with many levels of the company, great knowledge base, beautiful campus in Merrimack.

    Cons

    Benefits don't start kicking in till full-time day one.


  9. "Great benefits"

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    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

    Great benefits and pretty decent pay for the job.

    Cons

    Personal preference if you like talking to clients on the phone.

    Advice to Management

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  10. "Best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Westlake, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Westlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best of the best hired here. The technology is first-rate!

    Cons

    Demands of work/life balance sometimes came into play; but is expected in such a high demand company.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees all the time! Be a servant leader.


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