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Fidelity International

Get the inside buzz from graduates at Fidelity International

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 13 ratings in 2016)
"The best place to start an investment career."
Pros: 
  • Graduates get a lot of access to senior staff thanks to a flat hierarchy.
  • Exposure to lots of different areas of the business is available early on.
  • Personal development is a high priority for the firm.
  • Graduates feel that their hours are flexible and allow for a good work/life balance.
Cons: 
  • There can be a steep learning curve at the start of a graduate role.
  • Managers may occasionally need to be encouraged to assign work early on.
  • Some graduates feel that the environment can sometimes be high-pressure.
  • There could be more social events organised.
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.8 / 10
 
Hours
8.9 / 10
 
Salary
7.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.5 / 10
 
 
Training
8.9 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"You'll be asked questions that you can't immediately know the answers to, so stay..."

"There's a very good work/life balance but not a lot of socialising."

"Our offices are stunning - often in acres of land with nice country walks at lunch..."

"In my current role my hours are not flexible at all, which can be a bit annoying..."

"It's very high for a graduate tech-related role."

"Health insurance. Pension matching. Pizza night!"

"The application process consisted of an online application, a phone interview, an..."

"I was asked about my background, what I had done previously, what I knew about Fidelity,..."

"Very good. We also have a function that helps to ensure investments are environmentally..."

"I have several mentors, apart from my direct manager and they all take very good..."

"The company is very keen to promote diversity in newsletters etc."

"Some people seem to do exceptionally well and move up quickly, it can take a little..."

"Graduates help in local community to give something back - I can't fault the work..."

"I have been given a lot of responsibility and the chance to work on my own projects,..."

"The interesting nature of the work and exposure to smart, experienced colleagues..."

"I haven't had any rotations on my grad scheme."

"The Oakhill office has its own beehive and harvests honey to make money for char..."

"A good reputation in the industry and lots of resources for analysts."

"The assessment centre was a lot of fun, compared to some other I attended and the..."

"There's extensive training but I've found some was unnecessary for my role."

"Fidelity runs intern schemes and has links with less privileged schools - very good..."

"It would probably be to have greater opportunities to rotate within all of the locations..."

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