Fidelity Investments

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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated 6 March, 2015
Updated 6 March, 2015
2,076 Reviews
3.6
2,076 Reviews
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Fidelity Investments CEO Abby Johnson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with encouraging co-workers for the most part (in 166 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee friendly, but sometimes overkill with thousands of policies (in 210 reviews)


Cons
  • Company expects all dedication to work with little regard to work/life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • Lot of high level (senior management) politics played in a dirty manner (in 70 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for, invest in their employees, make the work environment very pleasant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - District Sales Associate in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Invest heavily in their employees
    Great compensation
    Everyone you work with is very like minded and driven

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic for promotion
    No second shot, if you make one mistake your career at Fidelity can become limited very quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in employees and support advanced educational credentials
    Don't be so quick to form an opinion of a candidate based on their first few months on the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay but you worry about your job everyday

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Smart people to work with. A tier one fund company in Canada.

    Cons

    Long hours. Incompetent management at all levels. Half your time is spent playing politics just so you don't have a target on your back. It is not a meritocracy. You are promoted if you know how to play the political game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    good work team quite fast-paced

    Cons

    less interactions sometimes overtime a lot

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  5.  

    Very positive. Great opportunity to grow your career. They pay above average and good benefits and bonus

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Trainer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very team focused environment. Smart. hardworking people !

    Cons

    Very very busy with tight deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. I think it is a well managed company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great company with above average pay and benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Worked In Human Resources in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Worked In Human Resources in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, people, culture, fun

    Cons

    It was a very busy place and short staffed. Some of the senior managers were difficult to speak with, stubborn and unapproachable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that there are enough people on the team so that team members are not overworked.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not too bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities and many people had been with the company for years until of course they shut down half of the Canadian operation

    Cons

    No matter how good you are, you are indispensable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Is there any management left? :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good stepping stone for bigger and better things down the road

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Products in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Products in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Friendly people
    - Good work/life balance
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Not much room in organization to move around (Canada)
    - Not a meritocracy - it's who you know and how much ass kissing you do
    - Middle managers are only in it for themselves so they can be senior management one day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    satisfactory salary for the job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Fidelity Investments part-time

    Pros

    It was fun environment to work in

    Cons

    More opportunities for career advancement would have been good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The company has a long way to go in creating a positive corporate culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    The office is centrally located, very close to the subway and downtown amenities. The floors are open concept and get a lot of light.

    Cons

    The communication with management was always one way- from the top down. No opportunity for reps to provide some feedback to management and improve customer experience from the front line. It was challenging to work aged technologies (computer, fax, phones etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be beneficial for employees, customers as well as management to improve channels of communication and create a more positive work atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    - Pay for Performance
    - Excellent career development (if you choose to take it)

    Cons

    - Shifts in senior leadership leads to swings in strategic direction.
    - Down is the new up every 6 - 8 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Decide on one strategy and stick with it. This is not a reflection of C-level leadership, more of operational VPs. Too much churn in EVP and VP roles.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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