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Prison

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Former Employee - Finance in Woodside, CA
Former Employee - Finance in Woodside, CA

I worked at Fisher Investments full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Absolutely nothing. Waste of time.

Cons

Everything. The Woodside location is a joke. If you manage to make it to work without dying or crashing then you have to look for to 10 hours on mundane work that is micromanaged. Trained monkeys are able to do what the Finance people do. Terrible supervisors and managers or EVP or GVP...whatever they are called in the Finance group. You gain no relative experience that you can take away from working here because this is a terribly run company. I guess because I use my brain and don't work as a robot I saw through this joke of a company within weeks. Apparently there are many who enjoy drinking the kool-aid and sucking off the teets of Fisher.

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    Miserable place

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    Former Employee - Investment Associate in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Associate in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits: 401k matching, good health, vision, and dental benefits (no additional perks though) Co-workers: Many people here are are genuinely nice to work with Workday: No work on weekends

    Cons

    Believe the stories. I thought these reviews were ridiculously far-fetched when I interviewed, only to find, to my horror, that they are all true. Culture: This firm does not care about its employees. Fisher condones and supports hostile behavior. I have witnessed and experienced obscenities, degradation, backstabbing, finger-pointing, and threats directed toward me and my coworkers. Management will not defend you, they will tell you it's your fault. Fisher is built on a web of lies and secrecy. Everything you do is policed by your manager and other departments. For associates, tenured advisers or sales people will report you to your manager for a scolding if they are even the slightest bit displeased with your work. You will be treated like a child, they will demand you to perform and work over capacity without any extra compensation. When you leave, Fisher will not provide any recommendations. So no matter how well you did, they won't say squat about you if you pursue roles elsewhere. Hours: 50+ hour weeks, which is not too bad, but there is no flexibility. You will need to request PTO from your manager to take off 30 minutes early to make a doctors appointment. Hours are also very early (7AM-5PM, 6:30AM-4:30PM, 5:30AM-3:30PM). You will also often not have enough time to take lunch, this is frowned upon as those who take lunch are considered to have no "will-do" attitude. PTO: There is not enough. 15 days PTO includes both holidays, sick days, personal days, everything. If you run out of PTO and are sick, you will not be paid. Expect to work through holidays (Christmas Eve, Black Friday, New Years Eve, etc...) Work: If you were sold as an "Investment Associate" like me, you will be shocked to find that your work will consist of creating paperwork, filing paperwork, and calling clients about paperwork. It's more customer service representative than any type of investment role. This is not a true finance firm, there is no "prestige" in working here as another (corporate-sponsored) "reviewer" claimed. No one on Wall Street has ever heard of Fisher Investments. As a college-graduate, I am embarrassed to speak about my work with friends, as it is extremely menial and unrewarding. Depending on who you're working with, forgetting a middle initial on one form can get you a conversation the GVP. The stress level for some associate groups are also very high. You will be asked to churn out more than you can handle. Some managers are terrible, stealing credit for your work, lying to you for their gain, throwing you under the bus so they can look better to upper management. Fisher=Misery

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing all this to your employees. It's terrible.


  2. Helpful (2)

    A great place for some personality types to grow from within.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Camas, WA

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strongly promote from within.

    Cons

    Skills gained don't transfer to other industries as well as one would like.

    Advice to Management

    allowing a more flexible schedule within a window frame might improve morale.


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