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Nice
Software Engineer (Current Employee), DurhamDecember 2, 2014
Good company to work
friendly collegues
motivated managers
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Mobile Application Developer
Mobile App Developer, Team Lead (Current Employee), Merrimack, NHDecember 2, 2014
• Around 9 years of Information Technology experience in designing and developing high-end Web Applications and enterprise Mobile application.
• 7 years of experience in Web Application Development using C#, VB.NET and ASP.NET.
• 2 years of Mobile Application Development using HTML5, CSS3, JQuery.
• Extensive experience in .NET, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET and JavaScript.
• Experience in gathering customer requirements and functional requirements and strong knowledge of the full software development life cycle (SDLC) with those requirements with strategically designing and implementing the software, debugging, fixing and maintaining the software.
• Complete understanding of Object-Oriented design patterns.
• Expert in making efficient use of Interface Builder in building Applications.
• Experience in PhoneGap/Cordova native features.
• Experience in Single page application development
• Experience in working with various data parsing forms such as JSON, XML to dynamically display data on mobile devices like Android, IPhone, IPad, windows 8 app.
• Knowledge of various APIs such as Google Map, Twitter, Facebook APIs.
• Knowledge of various mobile UI frameworks like Backbone, Angular JS, JQuery Mobile.
• Experienced with SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2005.
• Strong algorithm design, analysis and implementation skills. Experience in analyzing complex business requirements, creating relevant use cases, and process flow for architectural and conceptual analysis.
• Quick learner, highly motivated, flexible, and quality conscious with excellent communication skills. Eager to meet new challenges and quickly grasp new technologies, skills, concepts, and ideas
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It's a job
Financial Representative (Former Employee), Merrimack, NHDecember 1, 2014
Working at Fidelity was a job for me, not a career. There is a lot of talk upon being hired that there is plenty of opportunity for advancement, but it's entirely in a call center. Moving up is very difficult after the first bump, and most desirable destinations are being competed for by every other person from the call center. In addition, it's very difficult to move up if you lack sales skills (or desire). Even though the position isn't primarily sales based, there are goals that you must exceed if you expect to advance your career there. If you have worked in a call center before, and don't mind the high regulations of what you do with your time, then it may be the job for you. Competition is huge at Fidelity- within your team and against other teams. You absolutely must be competitive to enjoy this job.
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great company to work for
Lab Administrator (Former Employee), Boston, MANovember 29, 2014
Great learning experience. Learned a lot about Mutual Funds and Retirement plans.
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See earlier review
Account Manager (Former Employee), Boston, MANovember 27, 2014
It is a reputable company and encourages employees to explore different opportunities internally.
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Solid experience
Financial Analyst (Former Employee), Boston, MANovember 23, 2014
Dedicated co-workers

Commitment to the organization

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Was a great place to work
Principal Regional Analyst (Former Employee), Boston, MANovember 20, 2014
Pros: they get technology at the greatest levels.
Cons: the new leadership
Smart people, challenging work and pushing the envelope to leverage technology as a competitive advantage. It was good to work with smart people that really were interested in doing good work. It is a large company that provided a lot of opportunity and challenge and generally treated their people well.
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A good place to start a career in finance
Non Qualified Plan Services Lead (Current Employee), Westlake, TXNovember 20, 2014
Discussing benefits plans with customers and assisting customers in developing retirement plans. Maintaining on phone time stats for call center reps.

Management style can vary across teams.

There is opportunity for advancement. It is easy to get a role where you can obtain industry licenses, but it can be tough to break out of the call center role.
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Overall, the company is a productive and fun workplace with ping pong tables and Wi play stations
Stock Broker (Current Employee), Jacksonville, FLNovember 20, 2014
Pros: great benefits; advancement opportunities; prestigious and reputable company.
Cons: compensation for some groups are not commensurate with work performed, some work shifts may not be amenable to an ideal work/life balance
The work days are usually fairly busy so time tends to go by rather quickly. Interactions vary from a wide range of clientele and, for the most part, makes for interesting conversations. I've learned that top notch customer service is expected and required for the company to achieve desired success. Management is supportive and are constantly looking for ways to improve the client and employee experience. Co-workers as a whole, are usually amicable and supportive. The hardest part of the job is hearing how certain predicaments in life have adversely affected some clients.The most rewarding and enjoyable part of the job is being able to help clients achieve their goals and take care of their needs. Overall, the company is a productive and fun workplace.
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A premier employer in the New England area
VP-HR (Corporate Operations; IT) (Former Employee), Boston, MANovember 20, 2014
Pros: no expense spared in providing top notch facilities to employees
Cons: difficult to navigate from a career perspective, comp programs are not as lucrative as they once were.
Fidelity is a premier employer in the New England area that cares about the engagement of its employees. It has undergone tremendous change in the past 15 years as multiple re-org's have ushered in new sets of managers each of whom bring in their own leadership teams etc. Fidelity grew up as a loosely aligned group of business each with their own unique cultures. It's only been recently that the firm has attempted any enterprise level planning or trading of talent. Relationships still are an important determinant of career growth and there are usually a number of informal networks that must be navigated to get things done.
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Very political. Severe lack of leadership
Training Director (Former Employee), Boston, MANovember 19, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: everyone is afraid of being fired. lack of career advancement and mundane work.
Fidelity was a good company and now it has lost its way. Weak leaders and lack of direction by company. No career advancement.
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PRODUCTIVE WORK PLACE
Health & Insurance Rep (Former Employee), Morrisville, NCNovember 18, 2014
Pros: overtime always and option
Cons: temp position
LEARNED A LOT ABOUT HEALTH AND INSURANCE
CO WORKERS WAS NICE
MANAGEMENT WAS GOOD
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Fidelity Review
Defined Benefit Specialist (Former Employee), Merrimack, NHNovember 18, 2014
Great benefits retirement benefits
Good profit sharing
Opportunities to grow and develop in your career
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Senior Bond Trader
Senior Sales Trader (Former Employee), Boston, MANovember 18, 2014
Pros: marketing and trading
Cons: not enough pay
Traded bonds for the RIA unit. Wrote a weekly bond letter, did presentations and worked with the marketing division.
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GREAT place
Director, Relationship Management (Former Employee), New York, NYNovember 18, 2014
Pros: management and culture of integrity
enjoyed every day of work, positive environment with a can do atmosphere
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Great place to work - especially if you are interested in sales long term!
Relationship Manager (Current Employee), Birmingham, MINovember 17, 2014
Pros: pay, benefits, job security (unless you are blatantly doing wrong), brand recognition
Cons: large company, not as many directions to go unless you live near a contact center
Fidelity has been a fantastic place to work and build/continue a career. The benefits are outstanding, unmatched. There are so many reasons to enjoy being a part of the Fidelity team, mostly the passion that so many of your colleagues have for the business.

No company is perfect. The hardest part of the job is getting everyone on the same page with initiatives, as is expected when you have such a large company like Fidelity.
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Typical Day
Corporate Audit Intern (Former Employee), Covington, KYNovember 16, 2014
I would walk into the office around 745 (work day starts at 8) and read the Wall Street Journal for 30 minutes. I would then start to work on one of the audits I was assisting on. As I was balancing those three audits, I also had my audit training to complete as well. Working on the planning, field work, and reporting phases of each audit and in addition to our audit training led to the summer internship program.
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Great job where you can begin your career as a stock broker
Financial Services Representative (Former Employee), American Fork, UTNovember 14, 2014
I really enjoyed my time at Fidelity. The culture and work environment will be tough to beat.
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Upon Request
Investment Representative (Former Employee), Stamford, CTNovember 12, 2014
Pros: upon request
Cons: upon request
Great place to work when in the right position and under certain management
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No Advancement
Analyst (Current Employee), Merrimack, NHNovember 7, 2014
Fidelity Investments is not what it used to be. Since they started sending thousands of jobs to India and China, the quality of work performed has drastically declined. It seems that the only onshore jobs are to fix the errors caused by the offshore associates and to be the "client facing" contact. Unfortunately, they are deceptive and do not notify their clients that the work is being performed offshore. Employees are specifically prohibited to disclosing that the work is not being done in the United States and are told to state "one of my collegues" when referring to an error or something that has caused a dissatisfaction to their clients.

Unfortunately, if you are looking for a career with advancement, Fidelity is not for you. HR Corporate Policy actually prohibits current employees to "skip grade levels" and, unfortunately there are very few management jobs. There are tons of director and VP levels available, however without a management level position, it is impossible for a senior analyst or any other position to get to the next level.

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