It was confirmed in a Q&A at the end of some FREC Region presentation that the current “Dynamic” schedule will be in place through May. (Hopefully that sticks). It was also mentioned that they will probably continue to update 900 SMT and possibly not... — read more
March is a month away and people need to make arrangements. Any word?
I had the privilege of sitting in on a “Heads of” meeting where it seem like a huge change in leadership is on the horizon. Seems a restructuring of the chairman’s responsibility will start Q2. The progressive era as it was called should take a lot... — read more
I usually drag fidelity through the wringer but I notice they always have a spectacular score. I know there are so many that are frustrated with the company, especially with no holiday bonus. I really recommend we as a group of frustrated employees... — read more
Someone here made a good observation that favored employees here are allowed to do whatever they want, while others are criticized for doing those same things. I don't know if that will ever change here. How many times have you become the target of... — read more
Does anyone know someone or heard of someone who has actually been disciplined/fired for not coming in on connect weeks? Does your manager even get an email?
This company never lets you have an independent thought or view. You aren’t a unique human but simply a number and a very small cog in a machine to run Abby Johnson’s empire.
Today Joe mumbled his unquestioning support for the old school "everybody in the office" line. So much for a progressive and forward-thinking tech organization. I guess it's all over but the crying now, just need to ready up our resumes and join... — read more
Pay close attention to the series. Actually really interesting.
I worked very hard to be promoted and I finally got the promotion. But now, when I compare how my much responsibilities have grown and how much of a salary increase I received, I wonder if it was all worth the effort. Anyone else dissatisfied after... — read more
Five days a month, minimal raises, low pay, bloated company, internal fighting, and some future announcements. Start applying, there’s a reason why there’s so many overworked managers. I can’t say too much but I’ll answer questions that are public... — read more
Post what you feel comfortable sharing with others.
I’ve been here since the start of covid in the Spring of 2020. It feels to me like there are a lot of politics with this company. How do I get ahead if my manager is mediocre and doesn’t like me? What can I do? It’s even more difficult because I... — read more
Did everyone get a COLA increase this year? If so, why it wasn’t communicated as such?
Is there still a finra rule that requires licensed reps to be in the office 50% of the time? Or was that BS? My manager is telling me we are going to most likely be allowed to work from home 1 day a week moving forward. Anyone else hear anything... — read more
Odds on VBO in 2023? Seems like alot are ready and wont leave without the incentive
It's already been mentioned in the last Roger meeting that the plan is to ramp up to two connect weeks so brace yourselves!
New ish to the firm, just had my first year-end pay discussion. Talked about the bonus which I expected to discuss with how much they drive it home, what during my interviews and onboarding and even lately during YE performance reviews. What I did... — read more
And now, our $10 of dining credit goes away. Really nailing the re-entry program. Are they going to start charging for parking next? Pay toilets?
The more I work, the more work they add to my plate. Expectations from employees are very unrealistic and there is too much stress. What frustrates me the most is that bosses try to minimize employees' efforts and devalue them. It surprises me that... — read more
Well if you were to get a promotion now, your manager can't tell you yet. They probably don't have it confirmed anyway. And..now is not the time to confront at your manager. The time to lay the groundwork is April-Sep. I am sure it felt great ... — read more
We got one the last couple years. Hope to get one again as times are tough and I am getting fed at the soup kitchen.
I've been here long enough to notice that those who are good at their jobs and who work very hard often don't get promoted, not even those who have superb interpersonal skills. This way Fido sends message that being good at what you do is not... — read more
So do you all the managers sit around a table and literally rank people? any insight into how this process works?
"Fidelity Investments reported on Thursday that its average 401(k) balance stood at $97,200 at the end of the third quarter, down from $103,800 in June and $126,100 one year... — read more
I know Abby said something about upping the connect week requirement to 5 days (from 3) starting next year. Why hasn't the company addressed this in any other communications or updated the policy page? This is a non-trivial change and people will... — read more
I work at the phone site and I moved 2 hours away from the office when covid hit. I’m worried about having to go in to the office everyday instead of being able to WFH. Any chance there are layoffs coming or I can choose to be laid off instead of... — read more
I have a friend I trust a lot who is very high up in the ranks of fidelity. She told me there is no year end bonus or profit sharing plan for this year. What have you heard?
What's wrong with these people? Releasing too much air at a higher temperature!
Everything Fidelity does is cookie cutter. The financial advice, the financial plans and products, the bs lip service from mediocre managers. The only good thing about that place is the profit sharing plan and 401k match. Btw they are getting sued... — read more
Why is she forcing us back into office during soaring inflation especially with regard to fuel costs? Even typically greedy Jeff Bezos at Amazon has said WFH will be permanent for foreseeable future. Yuck.
Of course there is life outside Fido, but is it really true that the grass is so much greener there than it is here? I have friends in some competing companies who also tell me about the toxic atmosphere, treating employees as numbers and... — read more