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Fidelity Investments Overview

Boston, MA (US)
10000+ employees
1946
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
€5 to €10 billion (EUR) per year
Dublin 1996, the point at which Fidelity Investments Ireland began the journey as Fidelity’s first global site for the firm. Since then we’ve continued to thrive and recently celebrated our 21st Birthday. We’re a microcosm of Fidelity with ... Read more

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  • Samantha Romero reflects on #InternationalWomensDay and celebrating what women bring to the table.

  • Ori, one of our Boston interns, shares his story about why he sees a potential future at Fidelity http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQIHI

    Why Fidelity?

    Written by Ori, a Fidelity Intern.It's an unusually brisk Monday morning as I approach the entrance of 245 Summer Street. The sun has barely risen, yet the street behind me is packed with people frantically scrambling to get to their destinations.

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Fidelity Investments – Why Work For Us?


Fidelity Investments is more than a financial services firm. Fidelity is an innovator. A leader in defining investment strategies. A trusted partner in local communities. A committed voice for diversity. And a pioneer in developing cutting-edge technological solutions. As a privately-held company, we have the autonomy to do things the right way. For our clients. For our people. For the long-run. Join us, and you’ll find teams of passionate, dedicated professionals working together to redefine what’s possible.

Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services where we share our financial expertise and provide the best customer experiences to improve people’s financial lives.  Fidelity focuses on meeting the unique needs of a diverse set of customers: helping more than 25 million people invest their own life savings, nearly 20,000 businesses manage their employee benefit programs, as well as providing nearly 10,000 advisory firms with investment and technology solutions to invest their own clients’ money. Privately held for nearly 70 years, Fidelity employs more than 40,000 associates who are focused on the long-term success of our customers.

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Our Community

Community is close to our heart and a vital part of our ethos.  Our dedicated Fidelity Cares team has developed a program to encourage employees to get involved in our corporate social responsibility efforts through a variety of volunteering opportunities and creating a working environment our employees are proud of.

Whether we’re volunteering at our local schools through Junior Achievement’s educational programmes, working with our charity partner ISPCC to participate in skills based volunteering and fundraising activities, or creating lasting impact through our sponsorship of scholarships with DCU and NUIG, you’ll discover many ways to make a real and lasting impact in the communities in which we live and work.

Our commitment to the community, here.

You are central to our success, and at Fidelity Investments we are consistently investing in professional development to build your skills and our continued growth.  Which is a commitment backed by actions that leverage a wide range of development solutions and our core values of “Integrity” and “Coaching Others To Their Full Potential”, fundamental to our culture.

You may be starting your career, re-entering the workforce or building you current experience, in either setting we have development solutions to suit.  A world of career possibilities are open to you.  Check out the latest possibilities here.

Technology

Fidelity Ireland provides technology services to a diverse set of the firm’s businesses in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  Technology plays a role in every aspect of our business and provides Fidelity with a competitive advantage, enabling world class customer service and operational excellence.  The Ireland technology teams use Agile methods to deliver technology solutions and capabilities that touch almost every aspect of our businesses including investment management, workplace and institutional investing, corporate technology and fund operations.

We offer a broad range of technology career paths in software engineering, data, business analysis, architecture, enterprise cloud computing and cyber security leveraging a broad technology stack including enterprise tools such as Oracle and Java, opensource technologies, advanced analytics and emerging technologies grounded in AI and Machine Learning.

Video: Lorna Martyn (Head of Technology at FMR Ireland)

Operations and Corporate Shared Services

The Ireland organization provides a global hub for high value business operations and corporate shared services. Our employees have a direct impact on Fidelity Investments’ mission to provide the best customer experience in the Financial Services Industry. We act as the European R&D hub for Fidelity’s Center for Applied Technology, providing middle and back office support services, as well as capabilities in Compliance, Risk Management, Financial Management and Accounting.

The Operations and Corporate Shared Services group within the Fidelity Ireland Organization is a high performance centre with talented and motivated associates delivering operational excellence through innovation and collaborative relationships that enable Fidelity and our customers to thrive.  We primarily support Fidelity’s middle office functions across the various business lines within Fidelity including Asset Management, Fidelity Institutional & Fidelity Pricing & Cash Management Systems.

Support Functions

People are Fidelity's greatest asset and what makes Fidelity's success possible. The role of the Support Functions is to enhance the fundamental governance and visibility of critical infrastructure of the organization through a broad range of functions. These include Corporate Audit, Risk Management, Legal, Human Resources, Finance, Corporate Security, Corporate Communications. The teams provide support to the core business groups of the firm, keeping in view the end customer’s best interests at all times.

To know more about Fidelity Investments Ireland visit us at: Fidelityinvestments.ie.

Engagement

Internal community is a central part of who we are, driving our collaborative and innovative culture.  There’s always help available be it through your welcome plan or through ongoing internal community knowledge sharing.  These are opportunities for us to increase learning, showcase our talent and also build our sense of community.

Innovation

“Innovation” can be an overused term.  For us the proof is in the pudding and our proud history of our growth, product development and efficiency gains.  Being curious is a valuable skills and one that drives debate, experimentation, research, prototyping and as importantly, implementation. Innovation is about staying relevant. It’s about turning an idea into a solution that adds value for our customers.  If we’re not thinking differently and constantly looking to improve then we’re standing still waiting for the inevitable to happen.

Social Clubs

Fidelity Investments’ Sports & Social Club provides a great resource for our employees. The Club offers a little something for everyone from social events (From Tex Mex and Mardi Gras theme nights to the annual year end party)  to sporting activities (bubble football, go karting and kayaking) to surprise treats on site that all employees can avail (cupcakes and ice cream van) to name but a few. The club creates a positive working environment within Fidelity while also promoting a fun work life balance for everyone. Employees are encouraged to interact with other employees that they may not encounter during their normal day to day role driving Fidelity’s diverse and inclusive culture.

Health & Wellness

Our wellness strategy is to provide a robust program to encourage healthy behaviors; physically, emotionally & financially.  This is reinforced through our company values, demonstrating responsibility and compassion for all.  With the intent to increase engagement, retention & productivity, reduce absenteeism and create a healthier bottom line. 

At Fidelity Investments Ireland we're excited about building future’s and forging career paths. So much so, we offer a wealth of opportunities for your future as a student at all levels. If you’re a student or recent graduate, start your career at Fidelity as our programs are sure to help you get where you want to be.

An internship at Fidelity Investments offers you hands on work experience in your area of study. We have opportunities within our technology, business operations and support functions. During your time at Fidelity you will get more than just hands on work experience. We provide you with a structured learning experience to develop and grow your professional skills and help you prepare for your future career: Niamh's Intern StoryNiall's Intern Experience

If you are interested in gaining real work experience, please apply through your University's Placement Office.

Graduate Programmes
We offer two exciting training and development programs for new graduates looking to launch their career in Financial Services or Technology:

This 3 month programme has been especially designed to equip you with everything you need to launch your career in a global financial services organization.

You will get training in Global Financial Services Operations; ensuring that you get all the exposure, in-depth training in specified operational units. To overcome what can be a daunting experience, Fidelity will support you with an initial period in a classroom environment to help you gain the skills you need to succeed.

Opportunities for the Fidelity Graduate Programme are available under the Find a Job section.

Fidelity Investments offers an exciting training and development programme for new IT graduates – Leap. This customized learning experience is designed to enable graduates to kick-start their career, accelerate their learning and development and build a long-term career with us.

Opportunities exist in multiple roles across our Ireland locations and include:

  • Developing tools and applications for Fidelity’s internal and external customers
  • Gathering/analysing requirements from business partners and designing innovative system solutions
  • Designing, developing, testing and implementing data software solutions using Agile methodologies
  • Supporting existing and new technologies for Fidelity systems, including server hardware and visualisation, cloud-based platforms, architecture as a service and configuration management Gary's Leap Experience

At Fidelity Investments Ireland, it is our culture of diversity and inclusion  that makes us different from our competitors. Individuality and different perspectives are essential to the success and growth of a company. That's why Fidelity has worked to make diversity a key element of our talent management strategy. In addition, we've taken steps to ensure that our employees' experience our workplace as an open and equitable environment. It's this diversity that makes us more effective in serving our customers, developing our employees, and strengthening our communities. Hear Walter's Pride LGBT story 

Mitchell Cash on the importance of D&I at Fidelity

We promote an environment that embraces collaboration, innovation, and service. Harnessing the power of diversity supports our market leadership — now and into the future. The numbers speak for themselves, we’re 30% international with a rich cultural mix of 38 nationalities. With such diversity of thought and experience you have the opportunity to get different perspectives on a business problem, broaden cultural horizons, brush up on a second language or just get holiday tips from a local. Employee Resource Groups are just a few of the resources available to our associates. Fidelity Pride, the Women’s Leadership Group and the Asian Employee Resource Groups all meet under the mission to enhance understanding of diversity in the workplace while truly maintaining our multicultural vibe. Ruben on moving to Fidelity from Portugal

   

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    Overall benefits package is fantastic but base salary is not always competitive

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Fidelity Investments Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Fidelity Investments (Dublin, Co. Dublin) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Was rang by the HR team to arrange an interview in their Dublin Offices. The first interview was a technical interview with a senior software engineer and a senior project manager. Both were lovely and put me to ease straight away. The technical interview lasted one hour and covered everything from java, SQL, OO diagrams to SDLC. got a call the following day to attend the second stage which was a HR competency based interview with a HR manager, which took place the following day. Typical STAR type competency based questions. Got a call the following week with an offer.

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    • What is a class? What is an object? What is an abstract class and what is an interface? the differences between the two. Write code to print a string out backwards? i used the reverse method and then they asked to do it again without the reverse method. Write java code for a multiplication table? Loads of SQL querys. Typical java 101 interview type questions   Answer Question
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Fidelity Investments Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles (Platinum), National Business Group on Health, 2015
  • Candidates’ Choice Award, Glassdoor, 2015
  • Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEO's(15), Glassdoor, 2014
  • Top Workplaces in New Mexico, Albuquerque Business Journal, 2017
  • Healthiest Employers in Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Business Courier, 2017
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