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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated 17 December 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (32)

    "Great career-starting company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Smithfield, RI (US)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Smithfield, RI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits including profit sharing and bonuses are great. The breadth of this company provides a great opportunity to try out different career paths or boost your current one.

    Cons

    In my current role, I am working overtime more often than I'd like with recognition that seems to only go so far until it sizzles out. That may be tied to the size of the company itself, where promotions work in a "trickle down" manner.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. I like the direction Abby is taking this company. I think sticking to our current principles will turn out to be a big success.


  2. "good vgoood"

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    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

  3. "Good company - poor management"

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    Current Employee - IT Support
    Current Employee - IT Support
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (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.


  4. "Nah"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Risk"

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    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in London, England
    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 (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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Trading Job"

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

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Open up to the world.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "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

  8. 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


  9. Helpful (8)

    "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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fidelity Investments"

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    • Senior Management
    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.