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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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Fidelity Investments CEO Abby Johnson
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Pros
  • Good work life balance with encouraging co-workers for the most part (in 166 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 210 reviews)

Cons
  • Company expects all dedication to work with little regard to work/life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • Lot of high level (senior management) politics played in a dirty manner (in 70 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Constant opportunity for development and growth for those who want it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large, privately held firm with values that are reinforced at all levels of leadership. Career opportunities are ongoing and the vast majority of people at the firm will help you progress if you're willing to do the work.
    Fidelity provides exceptional benefits with options based on personal needs and various family situations. While pay and bonus structures are sometimes criticized, being patient will pay off for those who are willing to wait.

    Cons

    Fidelity retail is open 24 hours, causing scheduling conflicts for some candidates
    Career tracks within the firm can be limited due to licensing requirements, or lack of licensing flexibility in the groups

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to the people talking with the customers.
    Review the regional pay practices more often, especially during tight labor markets in order to attract and retain the best and brightest.

  2. fidelity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    good , ethical , employee friendly , opportunities, learning, Work From Home

    Cons

    average salary, no onsite , on call ,

  3. Great working environment, good IT infrastructure and great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tonbridge, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tonbridge, England

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Current IT systems
    Great people to work with
    Lovely offices in Hildenborough
    Good training opportunities

    Cons

    Employees being held back from progression
    Not great work life balance
    Salaries not competitive

    Advice to Management

    Avoid micro management and allow employees to grow and show you what they can do

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  5. Financial broker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broker in London, England
    Former Employee - Broker in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary & benefits
    Atmosphere
    People
    Consulting

    Cons

    Organisation
    Hours
    Location
    Tension in office

    Advice to Management

    Be more organised

  6. Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are amazing and company cares about progression.

    Cons

    Internal moves may not be benefical to salary.

  7. business management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Business Analyst Consultant in London, England
    Current Intern - Business Analyst Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is quite easy. not a lot to do,

    Cons

    I pretty much do nothing but get paid for it.

    Advice to Management

    speed things up and work out the efficincies

  8. Very strange setup at Oakhill House

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tonbridge, England
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tonbridge, England

    I worked at Fidelity Investments as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pleasant, secluded offices set at the edge of an estate in a converted mansion.

    Cons

    Staff are locals, who want to stay forever and are not really interested in advancing, just happy to get their City salaries outside of the City.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put different and unrelated silos together, as the resultant lack of crossover means there is no dynamism, development, sense of coming together...

  9. Managers are two faced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Lower Kingswood, England
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Lower Kingswood, England

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great work mates, big company, good food, good pension

    Cons

    Long hours, weekend working, poor training,two faced managers, unqualified managers, no progression, very high turnaround.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being such two faced. Offer help to those who ask for it, and when an employee comes to talk to you in confidence, make sure it stays that way.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Fidelity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UK Institutional Team in London, England
    Current Employee - UK Institutional Team in London, England

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large, well known company so good on your CV.

    Cons

    Lots of back stabbing, fake people, bad bonus, hardly any pay rise, very political, doesnt have a smooth working process and getting data is hard as there are so many sources. You have to know people to be able to get data!

    Advice to Management

    Please look after your staff more instead of brown-nosing the whole time.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Good benefits, poor pay, constant management change, little respect for employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a good company to work for, still a good brand on Resume, colleagues at the Analyst & Fund Manager level were smart.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Management constantly changes the strategic direction - every 6 months the investment team is presented with a new plan. Get the impression they are constantly in fear of losing their job as performance is pretty bad, so get out of jail card is a new 'plan'. Building fiefdoms is a key activity of middle-management, especially on the DOR team. HR just seems to follow management around to see what they are required to do next - no strategic direction at all, 'yes-man' mentality. Fidelity pays so badly that it really is not a long-term career option - benefits to your Resume after 1 year are more or less the same as after 5 years and even 10 - so makes sense to leave after 3-4 years. However, the most disappointing thing about this company, is that there is no concern for employees, you are just a cog in the wheel.

    Advice to Management

    This used to be a great company before 2005. There is probably still a chance to turned it around.

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