Pros: benefits, best large firm for someone who's curious about a career in financial services.
Cons: like most firms, there are a few bad apples in middle management who don't set proper expectations, a lot of bureaucracy (big company), fidelity is slow to adapt to new tech for the employees
No company is perfect, but Fidelity is one of the best in my book especially for anyone who aspires to be a financial advisor or financial planner. Fidelity teaches you all of the basics of the industry and then some. They also support you furthering your education of the industry beyond a Bachelor's degree by sponsoring MBA programs and the CFP Designation – more... program (the CFP program actually has classes on site at Fidelity in Westlake, TX). The best part about working at Fidelity is that Fidelity truly values their customers and their employees (as much as any company possibly can). Don't get me wrong, there is still a lot of bureaucracy and workplace politics. There are also some bad apples in management, but all of this comes with the territory of working for a larger firm. Unlike some other discount brokers like TD, E*Trade, and Scottrade to name a few, Fidelity has some of the best benefits in the industry. Their 401k plan has a 7% match and a 10% profit sharing contribution. Long story short, Fido puts their money where their mouth is when it comes to encouraging their employees to save for their retirement. Unless your management, Fidelity seldom lays off worker bees even during times of extreme market volatility. – less