Fidelity International

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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...

"Research the company very well as you need to know why Fidelity specifically. Vague..."

"The culture is very friendly, most people are very willing to help. The business..."

"The dress code is good and has recently been relaxed so that we can wear what we..."

"You set your own work hours and are judged purely on the quality of your output,..."

"Base pay is in line with other large asset managers. Bonus is highly quantitative..."

"They have a website with lots of different discounts, but the main things you get..."

"The process for graduates is an application form, numerical testing, telephone interview,..."

"Questions are quite flexible, but mostly not too technical. Make sure you know why..."

"Good recycling bins are available but I haven't noticed any specific initiatives..."

"My manager is very approachable and keen for me to develop."

"FIL runs a highly successful Women's Network that aims provide women at Fidelity..."

"Sector rotation system lends itself to progression every two-three years to becoming..."

"At a graduate level there are regular charity events with local schools in London...."

"I answer client queries regarding funds, and do data analysis and team projects to..."

"The support the graduates receive is really high and you can get access to some senior..."

"The self-starter element can sometimes be a negative. While people will always make..."

"Senior employees own 50% of the company."

"A great starting point!"

"Fidelity is privately owned with a focus on technology and has had a successful fund..."

"Training continues throughout the graduate scheme, with department specific training..."

"Applications are open to all and are well advertised."

"Try to get managers to give a little more work out at the beginning. I had a slow..."

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