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

I worked at Fidelity Investments as a contractor for more than a year

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging environment, until they kick you out

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    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 for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Too much change for the sake of change.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fidelity seems like a great company so far.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fidelity Investments

    Pros

    Great 401k, opportunity for advancement, bonuses and pay.

    Cons

    Performance reviews are based on metrics you may not have control over.

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