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."
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...

"Most importantly be honest and do your homework. Particularly when doing your presentation..."

"After hours there is quite a lot going on but this depends on what team you are in...."

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

"On average I work 8.5 hours per day. There can be peaks of workload, but those can..."

"Very competitive pay compared to other grad jobs."

"13% pension contribution from the company if you contribute an additional 3%."

"For the graduate programme the process looks like this: application and CV screening;..."

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

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

"Directors of research (your line manager) are very accessible and give honest and..."

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

"It seems highly meritocratic and performance-based, with performance metrics being..."

"Fidelity is substantially involved in charities and foundations although this is..."

"Generally work is very interesting and rotating every six months means the variety..."

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

"Not all departments are in the London office so some people are posted to the Surrey..."

"Fidelity's owner contributed to have the roof of St. Paul's cleaned as he thought..."

"Supportive, innovative, encourages entrepreneurship."

"I was attracted more by the Graduate Programme then by the company itself. Then when..."

"Training programmes very good and structured with external parties to assist - e.g...."

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

"I would like more flexibility in terms of rotations."

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