Fidelity Investments Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 25 Jan 2021

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  • "Great benefits and strong culture(in 984 reviews)

  • "They have the best work life balance(in 925 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance may depend on the Business unit(in 226 reviews)

  • "Poor transparency from upper management(in 125 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Good company

      22 Oct 2020 - Technical Manager in Tonbridge, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, good focus and work life balance

      Cons

      Nothing all good, contract wasn’t long enough

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A good company!

      16 Sep 2020 - Software Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work-life balance, good perks

      Cons

      Major decisions made in US

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Operations - Global Pricing Associate

      14 Oct 2019 - Global Pricing Associate in Tonbridge, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company, looks after the employees Good work life balance push for flexible working

      Cons

      Poor when it comes to internal movement

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good people, Good environment

      8 Sep 2009 - Project Manager in Kingswood, South East England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, Good environment, reasonable work life balance. Comparative level of success with offshore teams. Performance review process was reasonably clear as work had been done to improve on better linking this with the bonus to differentiate between staff.

      Cons

      Pay could be improved, transport links to office were not good, if you missed the private coach slot due to a late train then you had to pay £20 for a taxi to the office.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Trading Job

      13 Aug 2018 - Trader in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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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    6. 3.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      DBA

      19 Aug 2017 - Database Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Adoption of latest technology and flexibility with work life balance. i.e. work from home or can work from other FIL offices.

      Cons

      Company vision sometime blurs , are they investment management company or pretended to be technology company.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Contractor, more than 5 years

      Boys club!

      20 Dec 2017 - IT Business Analyst in Tonbridge, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Location, work life balance, friendly people

      Cons

      Poor middle and senior mgmt. Ideas difficult to implement. Boys club, promotions based on who you know. Senior women in technology, almost non existent, seems senior members of India technology still believe women should been seen, not heard.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great working environment, good IT infrastructure and great people

      16 Apr 2015 - Project Manager in Tonbridge, England, England
      Recommend
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      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

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall a great experience

      13 Jan 2021 - Lead Engineer/Technologist in Chennai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -> Company has a great work culture. -> Depending on the project, you get to work in leading technologies -> HRs are very amicable and they heed to every question even if its not directly related to the prject -> I really like the way where people who cater to the daily functioning of the company - like the ones working in cafetria, are all mutually respected. There is a seperate event to celebrate their work every month -> You get to speak with your manager and directors and request for getting a nook in a technology outside the project (these will be considered as side projects) -> You get to provide your inputs for the annual rating of your reporter and this plays a crucial role in making sure that abuse of power doesn't takes place

      Cons

      -> Depending on the project, work life balance may not be greatest, but still this can be raised as an issue to your lead -> I find that the architects might not always be open minded to drastic changes, but that may vary depending on the project -> Payscale maynot be the most attractive option out there

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great to start

      16 Sep 2020 - High Net Worth Financial Representative in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They have great training Great work life balance

      Cons

      They are the worst with their promotion metrics. I was performing in top 1% of the company 3 months I dropped 1 month and the used it as an excuse not to promote me up. If your a person of color as well there is no diversity at the the maagement level besides one woman of Asian heritage. Expect if you are white to be promoted even though you're not the most qualified for the role. Expect to be accused of being bad on the phone when you did everythign you did for a client yet they give you a bad rating for the 1 hour hold time they waited to talk to you, and the best part is then the company will use that against you to screw you out of your bonuses saying you didn't do a great job. Of course, there is no way to throw out the ones that that were just an upset customer and not your fault. We were told they didn't have money for raises then they cut their commissions and magically found a way to still give us a raise. They do not do any cost of living adustments so expect to live harsh while some people live comfortable in other states. So pretty much expect to be disregarded at this company they don't care about you.

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      3 people found this review helpful
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