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Helpful (4)

Horrible Management

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Client Service Associate in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Client Service Associate in San Mateo, CA

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

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

Pros

Great colleagues. I have made friends that I will keep in touch with once I quit. They have good benefits and salary is good for a first job out of college. Also you do not have to work more than 10 hours in the day. Partial PTO does not count against your PTO hours.

Cons

Management is horrible. The managers have no training and it shows. The company culture is based off of fear and they do not value the work that the employees put in. There are also no team building activities.

Advice to Management

Have more training for the managers and team building activities.

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  1. Helpful (8)

    Downhill since 2008

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter/Sales in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter/Sales in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I started at Fisher in 2004 and loved it until 2008. Stayed til 2011 in hopes of it getting better, which it never did. It went downhill... fast. - 401k match was good - pay was decent for entry level - they take entry level folks without finance backgrounds, great for building "business accumen"... but that's about it.

    Cons

    - culture of absolute FEAR. - TL (team leader) level has NO management capabilities, all of them are 20-something year olds in suits. - GVP (group vice pres.) not much better, skill wise. They're all just a part of the "bro club" - 50 hour weeks, built into a "salary"... if you do not work 50 hours/week, you will not get that salary you signed for on your offer - you become a jack of all trades, an expert at NONE - limited mobility outside of the company (see previous note) - good luck taking PTO... - did not treat employees like adults, but rather like children - lots of "because i said so" reasoning behind things

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Recognize them for the good work they're doing. Allow them to build a CAREER, not to run your factory of employees. Company culture needs MAJOR help. Realize that your employees have made you successful.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Competitive atmosphere, definite meritocracy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Associate
    Current Employee - Investment Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Great 401K plan, great benefits. Pay is decent. Camaraderie amongst employees is a huge plus.

    Cons

    Fear-based atmosphere, some consider low key, biased discretionary bonuses based on favoritism, tough culture

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect


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