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Helpful (6)

Miserable and Micromanaged

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

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Decent salary and bonus structure. Young environment, most people are well under 30.

Cons

They lure you in by not offering much information about position. You will learn no marketable skills, and work with people who all hate their jobs.

Advice to Management

I would say make an effort to keep people around, but I think that is against the business model.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Competitive atmosphere, definite meritocracy

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    • Culture & Values
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    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


  2. Helpful (8)

    Downhill since 2008

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    • 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.


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