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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated 22 July 2018
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  1. "good vgoood"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Developer in Hyde, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Developer in Hyde, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    The culture is wonderful and the in-office perks are cool. The company cares about its employees and goes above and beyond to create a positive work environment. Lots of room for advancement and growth within the company. Management is there for you every step of the way in coaching and helping you with anything you need. There is a lot of freedom and ways to show improvement and your skills

    Cons

    Will give you salary it is located in a nice city, lots of scenic views and good places to hang around if you are more inclined towards nature.And it is wonderful to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Keen observation is needed to know the employee efficiency and capacity. It will be useful to keep best employees in the company


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Equity Trading Quant at Fidelity Investments"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good Work Life Balance
    -Good Firm as a whole
    -relaxed environment

    Cons

    -Good firm but with few toxic teams
    -poor management with finger pointing culture
    -micro-management, no delegation and "control freak" culture
    - management with "super star" attitude
    -Flat structure with no opportunities to grow
    -"too" relaxed environment up to the point of no discipline (i.e., people making inappropriate comments and cutting their nail in the office)
    -management extremely well paid although company is largely in cost cutting mode

    Advice to Management

    Arrogant people that show disrespect should be disciplined. No one is too important

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Quite good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Cab, food, good office workspace

    Cons

    Employees tend to develop a comfort zone


  4. Helpful (7)

    "TRader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Renumeration / lifestyle, nice offices, free lunch on Friday

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else; extremely bureaucratic and political. Very odd flat structure with spikes of seniority which leads to very limited possibility to progress. Basically - you sell your soul and your talents to sit there quietly for a pay cheque.

    Advice to Management

    Open up to change; unfortunately change has to come from owner; fresh change to management


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fidelity Investments"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits; Competitive salary, Private Medical, Annual bonus and Non-contribution pension.
    Flexible working fully supported, (e.g. working from home and part-time working)

    Cons

    Constant cost cutting, and lack of promotion prospects
    Job security also not great due to offshoring jobs abroad.


  6. "Good workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    flexibility and variety of work

    Cons

    most of the projects are maintenance or legacy


  7. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very good canteen. Very Good Offices. IT is very good. Overall the company is Global and Big and uses Big IT tools.

    Cons

    You need to work hard and you need to be innovative to be recognised. There is no place for just working your 9-5

    Advice to Management

    Innovate, Ideate and Improve and you will be rewarded.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Ignorance is bliss"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The non managerial staff, the people actually DOING the work!

    Cons

    The managerial staff, the delegators, the 'turn a blind eyers'

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like people, like you would want to be treated yourself! I am very sure you would not allow one of your family members to be treated the way I have been treated at this company.


  9. "Work hard but well compensated"

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    Current Employee - Stock Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Stock Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility immediately and autonomy to do your job. A lot of resources available to conduct research.

    Cons

    Career progression is a challenge given limited opportunities for full time portfolio management, which is the track most analysts pursue. Can become frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of communicating career progression expectations to incoming analysts and attempt to further their intellectual curiosity and development even while they are waiting for a PM promotion.


  10. "Affected by Industry-wide Cost Squeeze"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tadworth, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tadworth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really fantastic people at every single location across the globe. Management generally sensible and efficient. Still a lot of unnecessary secrecy at the top level, especially when staff are made redundant - it is a bit like a Soviet purge, it is as if they were never there...

    Cons

    Regulatory changes have introduced transparent fees, which has led to a price-based spiral to the bottom in the investments industry. It is now much harder for even the best companies to make much money, so there is constant cost pressure across the company, and many redundancies.


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