Fidelity International

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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 13 ratings in 2016)
"A good reputation in the industry and lots of resources for analysts."
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
 

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.

What insiders say about...

"Brush up on the company and the industry, focus on what makes you different. Role-specific..."

"It's not hierarchical. Senior analysts and several PMs take an interest in discussing..."

"Large, open-plan offices that encourage communication. The dress code across all..."

"Compared to the rest of the finance industry, I'd say our hours are pretty good!"

"Pay reflects performance but I think it could be improved."

"Excellent pension. Corporate discounts. Free tee and coffee in the office."

"The company uses stringent but not prohibitive tests to find high calibre graduates:..."

"The questions were motivational, situational and business-related."

"There are recycling points everywhere but a large amount of paper definitely gets..."

"End of rotation feedback/goals are recognised and important. Feedback and recognition..."

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

"Staff turnover is very low which makes career progression challenging."

"Fidelity have their own foundation to assist various charities."

"I help to manage a team of client services associates, which requires me to conduct..."

"Friendly and approachable staff make working relationships easy. Professional attitude..."

"Graduates are not always based in central London."

"Senior employees own 50% of the company."

"Excellent Opportunities."

"It's very well respected as a company and as a graduate scheme. There's good pay,..."

"Very good training programme with both internal and external teachers at the start..."

"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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