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Helpful (3)

Great place to start your career

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA

I worked at Fisher Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The pay straight out of college is very competitive for the area. If you are willing to work hard, you get a lot of experience very quickly, and there is a lot of opportunity to try different jobs in different areas of the company. Some of the managers are really great, and I know right now they're putting a lot of effort into revamping training throughout the firm.

Cons

They've been going through some growing pains in the last few years. They expanded very quickly, and are still trying to figure out how to catch up with the additional needs of a bigger company. This means a lot of trial and error in terms of both new positions and entirely new departments. While it can be exciting, it can also be unsettling and just plain frustrating when they get it wrong.

Advice to Management

Better communication between departments, and more cross training to help employees understand how their job fits into the big picture and affects other teams. Most of the problems between departments come down, essentially, to a simple lack of understanding.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Robotic, script readers required

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

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good 401k match and plenty of great colleagues who are still friends. Good life balance ok as hours worked are very regimented and controlled. Great business model for gathering assets under management.

    Cons

    Septic culture of rampant nepotism and tenure based management with no outside experience, who are paid to follow directions and ask no questions. Prior/outside experience is considered worthless, as are graduate degrees and industry relevant designations. If you have these you are considered a threat to the Fisher groupthink. Very limited upside potential and very repetitive daily tasks. Tight, suspicious, untrusting control of all things by management.

    Advice to Management

    Not worth writing much here as they never showed any propensity to listen or any empathy for employees. This is one of the reasons for the poisonous work environment.


  2. Helpful (2)

    A great place to start a career, but then need to move on

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive culture - good probability of making some great money and upward mobility. Great place to build a network that can/will be helpful down the road.

    Cons

    The cultue is lack luster - not for the faint of heart, you need think skin to survive


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