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Fidelity Investments Reviews

Updated 18 September, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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. 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.

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Not career material"

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    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location in the city centre near food options and shopping

    Cons

    The mutual fund business is not doing well and the company doesn't really invest in its people. Just heavy workloads. That's all. There are no long term careers here no matter what people tell you.

    Advice to Management

    High turnover means that you are failing at your jobs and will experience major inefficiencies. Take employee satisfaction seriously.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "It really depends on your career aspirations"

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

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

    Pros

    The company does care about their employees in the traditional sense. The pay is great, the health benefits are better than most, and they celebrate product launches and milestones regularly.

    Overall, it's fine if you have great interest in the markets and mutual funds. If you want to come in as an analyst or want to work on the sales team, you will be in a more supportive environment.

    Cons

    - If you are looking to innovate, there isn't a lot of appetite for it. People at the company don't like change.
    - If you're from more creative fields or fields outside of sales / product, it's very difficult to grow.
    - Directors and up seem very afraid of the executive team - hard to learn and do new things when everyone is always asking you to watch out for how your work might be perceived
    - Extremely conservative and risk averse approach to everything

    Advice to Management

    - Have a look at what other companies are doing with innovation and set realistic expectations and goals for how that can be done
    - Create more diversity at the leadership level
    - The constant focus on providing tools and resources only to the sales teams makes it very difficult for teams outside of sales to accomplish larger goals and projects
    - Trust your employees to do their jobs effectively


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good co workers but Management is lacking skils due to making judgement on workers"

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    Former Employee - New Accounts and Accounts Transfers in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - New Accounts and Accounts Transfers in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers are helpful and some management but not all are honest everyone is on contract except those who started from years back and are now full timers, they are not helpful as contractors, same with management - lower management

    Cons

    Fidelity needs to work with lower management to keep good employees who are there to do their best and become full timers, management lies and if they want you gone they make up things to let you go when you do your work and clients are happy its hard when your manager does not like you for whatever reason and lets you go. Management needs to learn how to not judge and ensure they keep good workers who can make the company grow and be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Please look and speak to the staff to find out how they feel the company can be better to work for some middle management people are fake and lie when they do not know enough about their own job but because they started with the company few years ago and became a manager they feel they can say and do anything and if they want to let someone go for no valid or real true reason they do and this is bad for people wanting to work and do their best just to find out management has it out for them because they look different , being the only colour female and not getting in to any trouble doing my work manager MT was not help at all, please make sure you have the proper managers to run the floor and not lie just to get their way. i know because they have worked there for some time this does not mean they have good judgement and they will lie to their own managers just so they look good. Because of this I find the company overall is good but lower managers that feel they have to lie to look good in front of their own upper manager is not good for the company and they will lose top clients for this.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Analyst P&M"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pension, colleagues of equal level are great to work with

    Cons

    It all starts with management setting the tone of inequality and favouritism. They like to preach about being a top level employer but racism and sexism is very much apparent. You will never be acknowledged for skill, merit and expertise. Upper management consist of a small group who look out for each other. Management below that is toxic in that everyone is out to step on others to get into upper management. This leads into an organization of pure politics, resulting in favouritism as everyone is trying to build their own sets of allies.

    Advice to Management

    In dire need of a restructuring at the highest level. There are too many exec's and VPs that add little to no value but exacerbate a toxic environment.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "No career opportunities. Long hours. Low pay."

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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

    Fast paced sales environment. In the middle of downtown. Some clients can be great to work with.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. Lots of turnover. Low salary. The whole industry is sinking as investors move to more modern options, so there is a lot of stress in the office, heavy heavy workload, long hours and just overall poor morale.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to employees about the career opportunities and tell employees that are considering joining the truth about the industry


  9. "Awesome org"

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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

    Credit for hard work always

    Cons

    Can not think of one

    Advice to Management

    Keep your ears to the ground and eyes forward


  10. "Fantastic work culture"

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

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic work culture and opportunities

    Cons

    Very intense work environment with high expectations of performance


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