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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated 18 April, 2019
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Pros
  • "Having work life balance as an intern was amazing" (in 664 reviews)

  • "great benefits and work life balance" (in 785 reviews)

Cons
  • "Terrible work-life balance if you’re not an advisor or manager" (in 188 reviews)

  • "Sometimes it can feel like you are working at a call center; but if you work hard enough you will jump the starting job position faster than expected" (in 223 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Fidelity has changed for good!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agile Coach in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Agile Coach in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people
    Excellent Benefits and compensation
    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    It's a very big organization and it can be complicated to maneuver around within different business lines

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the excellent work. Please promote empowerment so people are not afraid to talk to their Senior management.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They care about their employees and ensure when hiring that they find someone with the best fit for the position and the company

    Cons

    Sometimes when the work level is very high, there is not enough backup to pick up the extra work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and keep an open door policy

  3. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Smart colleagues
    Possible for higher than market pay (all in)

    Cons

    Limited growth
    Redundant work
    Can be routine with non value added work


  4. "legal"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and annual bonus

    Cons

    Average room for growth and progress


  5. "Stepping Stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great introduction to the company

    Cons

    Needs to develop careers here


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Advisor Centre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    A good salary for entry jobs.

    Cons

    Very bad with the treatment of employees. No room for growth.


  7. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    There are many Progress opportunities

    Cons

    The environment is very Competitive

    Advice to Management

    Training

  8. "Best Organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Best Work Culture and work life balance.

    Cons

    Few Undeserved managers in India who runs the show


  9. "One of the best managers"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (10)

    "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