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Enjoyable contract, though it's a large financial company, it feels more like a software house

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Former Contractor - Software Engineer/Developer in Galway (Ireland)
Former Contractor - Software Engineer/Developer in Galway (Ireland)

I worked at Fidelity Investments as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The company is filled with top talent in all quarters, QA, development, architects, project managers etc who seem very supportive and willing to help. Unlike many large American comMost people work their standard hours.

Cons

Wish it was based in town! Although thebus service isn't too bad. Some of the bureaucratic controls in place can seem counter-productive but I guess it's more or less the same in enterprises of this size.

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    UNIX/Linux System Administrator

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    Current Employee - Principal UNIX Systems Administrator in Merrimack, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Principal UNIX Systems Administrator in Merrimack, NH (US)

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great compensation/benefits
    lots of opportunity for growth, learning new tech
    mostly great people
    personal brand equity can take you a long way if you keep the work up
    private company (i.e. much less of the NYSE short-term view you see some places)

    Cons

    increasing global diversity (meaning that jobs are often moving, usually to other parts of the US)
    heavy, heavy workload
    if you get a bad reputation for something, it is hard to shake free of - the same as good rep follows you

    Advice to Management

    The site strategy is the biggest risk to working at Fidelity, and a lot of people know it. Is this the reputation as an employer that you want?

  2. Helpful (1)

    Challenging environment, until they kick you out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Architect (IT) in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Architect (IT) in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Fidelity Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good challenging work. If you thrive on pressure, this is good for you. You should be able to get opportunities to work on new and interesting tasks. Compensation is good - bonus and benefits.

    Cons

    It seems that management learned to avoid plant-closing laws by phasing their layouts over time. From roughly 2009 through 2011, we would hear about a layoff at one business group or another on the first Tuesday of each month. Later in 2011 and 2012. there was a heavy push on "site strategy", where they were moving jobs out of Boston and other Northeast offices to Texas, North Carolina and offshore. Lots of disruption with that.

    Advice to Management

    Too much change for the sake of change.

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