Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2015
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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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    Helpful (1)

    Constant opportunity for development and growth for those who want it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, TX (US)

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large, privately held firm with values that are reinforced at all levels of leadership. Career opportunities are ongoing and the vast majority of people at the firm will help you progress if you're willing to do the work.
    Fidelity provides exceptional benefits with options based on personal needs and various family situations. While pay and bonus structures are sometimes criticized, being patient will pay off for those who are willing to wait.

    Cons

    Fidelity retail is open 24 hours, causing scheduling conflicts for some candidates
    Career tracks within the firm can be limited due to licensing requirements, or lack of licensing flexibility in the groups

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to the people talking with the customers.
    Review the regional pay practices more often, especially during tight labor markets in order to attract and retain the best and brightest.

  2. Great team, very supportive environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Supportive for personal development within the company

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons

  3. Excellent Corporate culture

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

    I worked at Fidelity Investments as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Private, Corporate Culture, Rewarded for performance

    Cons

    -Office could use updating.

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  5. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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

  6. Helpful (2)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Get new management.

  7. 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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very team focused environment. Smart. hardworking people !

    Cons

    Very very busy with tight deadlines

    Advice to Management

    None. I think it is a well managed company

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Is there any management left? :)

  11. 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)

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

    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

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