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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated 15 November, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Bilingual Client Services Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good package and company diversification

    Cons

    fast paste environment for those who are kindly laid-back attitudes

    Advice to Management

    continue the good job


  2. "One of the best managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    easy going environment for employees
    mentorship for staff
    excellent owner
    freedom and opportunity

    Cons

    other employees not supportive
    aggressive environment

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Don't waste your time here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Coworkers are friendly and helpful
    - External educational courses are covered

    Cons

    - Compensation is far below industry average and there is absolutely no negotiating with HR. As you move up, your salary increase is a fixed percentage on top of your current salary so if you come in with a low salary you'll never make much regardless of the position you move up to.
    - Bloated middle and upper management. Lots of directors, VPs, and SVPs with no apparent purpose.
    - Senior management is old and just waiting to retire. They don't want to take any risks or implement any changes. The company is a slow moving dinosaur.
    - The company is still very sexist and racist. Still predominantly run by old white men.

    Advice to Management

    - Pay employees an appropriate salary
    - Diversify management
    - Modernize


  4. "Great PLace to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn about the finance industry and grow

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move up eat is easier to do lateral movement.


  5. "Do not fall into this trap"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice colleagues. Good office layout. Convenient downtown location next to the Eaton Centre which is good for lunch or running errands. Free lunches sometimes are offered.

    Cons

    Hire, employee get sick/fired/burns out. Repeat. This company spends more time and money on bogus 'employer' awards than it does on its company. You have to wonder why. The reason is the way they see human resources. They churn the books like they do employees. You have to wonder why all the good reviews are from short term student or co op roles. There are no growth opportunities. There is no work-life balance. Morale is at an all-time low. The company is losing almost as much money as their investment products which are the worst in the industry. This is a job where you are enticed, get your physical and mental energy drained from you until either you need to quit or you're fired when they find a replacement. For years I have seen this pattern and I am trying to stand up to it and help others from falling into this trap.

    Advice to Management

    Replace your senior leadership, director level and above. You know which ones have poor human resources records. Get rid of the old boys club that continues to hold back capable women.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow your career.

    Cons

    Too much work pressure and at times unstructured work environment.


  7. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Always a lot going on in the office to keep everyone engaged. Amazing culture.

    Cons

    Co-op's don't receive the most engaging work.

  8. "Overall good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Lots of training and development tools

    Cons

    Pay was very low for this job.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits, benefits and benefits

    Cons

    Disorganized senior management, no respect for hard work, lots of politics, which creates an unhealthy environment to work at.


  10. "What you make of it"

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    Current Employee - Internal Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Internal Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Global top firm to have on CV/Prestige
    - Great RRSP plan/benefits including gym/computer discount
    - Opportunity for advancement and new ideas. You might just have to push harder than other firms. people forget there are global opportunities of you're mobile
    - Open door policy even at exec levels

    Cons

    - slow to adapt new industry trends
    - conservative culture/management style. lack of risk taking
    - experience/colleagues can vary based on the LoB
    - can be political

    Advice to Management

    Industry is changing quickly. Trying being first to market with strategy, instead of playing catch up


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