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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated 21 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Having work life balance as an intern was amazing" (in 664 reviews)

  • "great benefits and work life balance" (in 785 reviews)

Cons
  • "Terrible work-life balance if you’re not an advisor or manager" (in 188 reviews)

  • "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 223 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Fidelity has changed for good!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agile Coach in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Agile Coach in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people
    Excellent Benefits and compensation
    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    It's a very big organization and it can be complicated to maneuver around within different business lines

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the excellent work. Please promote empowerment so people are not afraid to talk to their Senior management.


  2. "good vgoood"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  3. "review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  5. "Good company - poor management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Risk"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Trading Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Equity Trading Quant at Fidelity Investments"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Quite good"

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    • Senior Management
    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