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Good company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Fisher Investments

Pros

Compensation was good, especially starting out after college. Learn the ins and out of investment management. Great sales training.

Cons

Basically cold calling people every day, which can lead to frustration and burning out. Would like better opportunities for upward movement withing the company.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Camas, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Robotic, script readers required

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

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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