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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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3.9
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Fidelity Investments CEO Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson
2,475 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and career exploration opportunties within financial services industry(in 803 reviews)

  • "Having work life balance as an intern was amazing(in 696 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes it can feel like you are working at a call center; but if you work hard enough you will jump the starting job position faster than expected(in 230 reviews)

  • "work/life balance can periodically be off kilter(in 192 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Analyst 

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible timings, great work culture

    Cons

    IT dominant role with less exposure to business aspects

    Fidelity Investments2019-07-08
  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's good place as long as you go in with your eyes open"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Very relaxed atmosphere - Good perks - Nice people - Money is good for the effort required - If you accept what it is, a very easy and nice way to make a living

    Cons

    - A little racist - especially if you are not American, forget about progressing up the ladder; London office is merely seen as a satellite office and is a toy thing/pass time/waiting room for management who don't quite make the cut in Boston. - Very senior management - from board members to CEO have no connection or care for the London office; essentially a b*stard child in London.....Fidelity International... shown a little more love from very senior management - With Abby taking over, gender diversification is high on the priority but there is a little other diversification going on....same old deadwood serving little purpose drifting around.. - Not trying to reinvent the wheel; the company is a mammoth revenue generating machine giving employees great pay and perks as long as you stay in line, if you are fine with that - good place to work

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    Advice to Management

    Hire locally and give the office autonomy - with reputation being the highest priority, it is understandable why one wouldn't.

    Fidelity Investments2019-08-09
  3. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    good people I like them

    Cons

    in tough industry so creates issues

    Advice to Management

    none

    Fidelity Investments2019-02-05
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good Place to work generally

    Cons

    Management not great at all

    Fidelity Investments2019-01-03
  5. "Good company - poor management"

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    Current Employee - IT Support 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company but awful tech management. Those on top have no empathy and hardly any profession for women..

    Cons

    Zero flexibility, no support for working mothers. They will put million reasons in writing to get their way. Gender bias.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Teams work makes dreams work.

    Fidelity Investments2018-11-20
  6. "Nah"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good communication and office is ok.

    Cons

    Bad inter-company relationship in staff

    Fidelity Investments2018-11-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Risk"

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    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pension for all the staff

    Cons

    Long hours and no overtime

    Advice to Management

    Be more accommodating to new staff

    Fidelity Investments2018-10-08
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Trading Job"

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    Former Employee - Trader in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance Relaxed Environment

    Cons

    -Not diverse at all. All senior management is American. Company is very Boston centric and people come from the same schools in Boston. Company has a long way to go before reaching the diversity levels we see at American firms. Diversity does not mean hiring few foreigners to fix your IT issues. Diversity means promoting the best members (regardless of their nationality) and give them the opportunity to make an... impact -Not inclusive at all (people keep stuff for themselves). - Arrogant culture. Employees are massively under valued -Flat structure. People work for a pay check -No discipline. People cut their nails in the office -Most traders are average yet they do not know the limits of their knowledge -Company is not techie enough to survive in the long term

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    Advice to Management

    Open up to the world.

    Fidelity Investments2018-08-13
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Equity Trading Quant at Fidelity Investments"

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

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for 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

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    Advice to Management

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

    Fidelity Investments2018-06-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Quite good"

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    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

    Fidelity Investments2018-04-30
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