Thread regarding Fidelity Investments layoffs

The importance of experience

When I first started working here, I wanted to gain as much experience and knowledge as possible. I tried to learn from my colleagues at the time who were great experts who were much appreciated here. Now, after so many years here, the situation has completely changed. I believe I would be more comfortable here if I had no experience at all. I may be wrong, but experience today seems to be the least important at Fido?

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Post ID: @OP+1h9OTuuj

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I would not trust anyone who has been there 30 years and was not smart enough to take the VBO. They either did not save, live to work or just like being an a$$ho-e. Trust me, this place can change a good person into a bad one or one that just has to grind out days and work effects them so much they don't enjoy life anymore.

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Post ID: @6een+1h9OTuuj

"This is a big part of the problem, zero respect for anyone who has been here a day more than a new person."

I witnessed an equal number of experienced people being low quality employees as new ones. Just because you haven't changed companies in 30 years doesn't mean you deserve respect.

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Post ID: @5ngf+1h9OTuuj

"Wahhh wahhh wahhh old people always whining about office politics"

This is a big part of the problem, zero respect for anyone who has been here a day more than a new person.

@5hst+1h9OTuuj If you can read thru the garbage on this page there is actually some good advice being provided by long time survivors. But odds are you will not be around long enough to understand.

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Post ID: @5nwf+1h9OTuuj

Experience is valued but it does not do you any good. Due to your experience you become to valuable in the position you are in and you get stuck - forever. I agree with the other comment on not volunteering. Back in the day it used to help you a lot and make you look good for further advancement (good bonus, shares etc.) but now it just gets you more work, more stress and there is NO money for them to reward you. Just keep your head down, max out your 401k and take the first VBO that you can.

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Post ID: @5iip+1h9OTuuj

Wahhh wahhh wahhh old people always whining about office politics

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Post ID: @5hst+1h9OTuuj

You are absolutely correct. Experience is NOT valued and will be used against you at Fidelity. Never volunteer for anything extra. Don’t give them 1 second of overtime. Keep moving, keep your head down, be “the new guy” forever and pretend that management aren’t complete re--rds. Take it from someone who’s given his life to Fidelity and only been taken advantage of.

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Post ID: @3fgb+1h9OTuuj

Have you tried casually colliding with someone? I hear that is the key to a successful work environment.

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