TEM Guidance Consultant (Current Employee) – Burlington, MA – February 9, 2016
working with the customers can be the best and worst part of the job but they truly do value your expertise, when management allows you to actually help them as opposed to helping management make their numbers.
Full Trader Licensing Program (Former Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO – September 9, 2015
Fidelity's management couldn't be any more top notch. Theya re a great group of people who have established an effective business model for everyone to prosper. I did not pass the series 7 while I was on board, however, I would refer anyone I know there who is interested in the financial industry.
Middle manager (Former Employee) – Westborough and Boston, MA – August 25, 2015
Fidelity was a great place to work. I would work there again. Pay and benefits are top notch (although several years ago they did stop offering a pension - as are so many other companies these days). Very educated and intelligent people make it easier to do your job and share knowledge.
Director (Former Employee) – World Trade Center, Boston, MA – August 25, 2015
Fidelity is an exciting place to work with very bright, focused wonderful people. The only constant was change which was good and bad. Good in that you never got bored, and bad in that once you got into a comfortable rhythm it was time to change things up a bit. All in all, no real complaints.
Very bright focused teammates
Great individual contributors don't necessarily make great managers.
no increase in base salary, terrible support from management
Account Executive (Current Employee) – New York, NY – August 20, 2015
Fidelity does not increase your base, no merit or cost of living wage increases. They do not understand the sales process or what it takes to be a sales person. Managers are over paid babysitters. They expect you to work long hours with no compensation, they do not put the client first, the sales force is expected to push certain products on clients.
Work is with project team only and often same people from project to project. This makes learning about other parts of the company difficult and management during my time has not made any effort to support broadening my skills/experience.
Co-workers are very capable and good people. The hardest part of the job is the repetition from day to day and the most enjoyable part is the flexibility of hours and ability to work from home.
Good cafeteria, flexible hours, benefits
Lethargic management, every day tends to be the same as the one before
When I left I was a Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – August 18, 2015
I started working at Fidelity as an admin assistant, and I took advantage of on-job training, classes and opportunities offered, and moved into IT and became a software engineer. Education is encouraged at all levels.
Fidelity is a rapidly changing environment, with lots of opportunity, but you have to be your own advocate. Working there is hard: I was laid off for a short while and working at other firms almost seemed like I was hardly working! The compensation and benefits are generous - and the employer match for the 401 K meant I saved 10% of my salary annually and invested it in the stock market. I learned more than just my job - I learned how to invest, how to manage my time, how to plan for future success, how to deal with many different personalities, how to track relevant metrics, how to position communications for different audiences. It wasn't all hard work, there were employee events, lunches, off site meetings, special discounts on entertainment events, etc. And of course an annual holiday party for all employees...
Fidelity was always trying new things to reward and engage their employees. Because the company is so large, you could work in different sub companies and have different experiences. You could look internally and transfer to a new job in a different part of the company, and yet not leave Fidelity. One caveat - do NOT work here if you don't like change! Reorganizations happen frequently, along with change of approach or focus.
has excellent benefits and perks, many different jobs offer much opportunity
UX Contractor (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – August 10, 2015
I am a UX Contractor and have enjoyed my time at Fidelity. It has a great culture within the UX department. That being said, be careful when working with a recruiting agency, as they will try and get the largest margin possible.
Hires as contractor first then converts to full time
I enjoyed my almost 16 years with Fidelity, I still have a lot of friends there and my wife still works there. We both have made friendships that will last our lifetime. Fidelity helped me get my college degree, and they helped me save far more for retirement then I ever would have on my own. I worked in the call centers which can be hard to move around in and advance in which is why I moved on after 16 years.
Great people, benefits, culture.
Can be hard to advance career wise is some departments.