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Challenging environment, until they kick you out

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Former Employee - Principal Architect (IT)  in  Boston, MA (US)
Former Employee - Principal Architect (IT) in Boston, MA (US)

I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Good challenging work. If you thrive on pressure, this is good for you. You should be able to get opportunities to work on new and interesting tasks. Compensation is good - bonus and benefits.

Cons

It seems that management learned to avoid plant-closing laws by phasing their layouts over time. From roughly 2009 through 2011, we would hear about a layoff at one business group or another on the first Tuesday of each month. Later in 2011 and 2012. there was a heavy push on "site strategy", where they were moving jobs out of Boston and other Northeast offices to Texas, North Carolina and offshore. Lots of disruption with that.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too much change for the sake of change.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    tGreat learning experience and environment

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, fast pace environment, great culture

    Cons

    Lack of direction and guidance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strong culture, and talented middle management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Career focused, supportive, customer-first culture

    Cons

    Political, turnover in the top management roles, long decision making periods

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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