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Cultivation and Dedication

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodside, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodside, CA

I have been working at Fisher Investments

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fisher offers a team oriented environment ripe for learning as you are surrounded by intelligent, driven, and energetic people. If you show potential and are willing to work hard, career opportunities abound both laterally and vertically into management. It’s simply a great place to cultivate a career.

Cons

On the flip side, you have to utilize every minute of every day to accomplish your objectives. Furthermore, you are 100% responsible for taking ownership for your actions and that can be a lot of accountability. Especially, given Fisher Investments is a money management firm and can require tremendous attention to detail.

Advice to Management

It can often be hard to cultivate the needs of a growing employee base. I would encourage all levels of management to keep an open communication policy with their employees in order to continue fostering intellectual growth.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Reap What You Sow

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Counselor in Woodside, CA
    Current Employee - Investment Counselor in Woodside, CA

    I have been working at Fisher Investments

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A few years ago, I began a new career with Fisher Investments. From the beginning, one drastic and much appreciated change from my previous employers is the energetic and team oriented work environment. It also became clear – and is still true to this day – that the firm encourages employees to pursue opportunities around the firm. Even if it’s a completely different department or career track.

    Cons

    Some of the jobs can be very fast paced and you assume great responsibility for yourself and the work you do. This is perfect for self-motivated individuals but not for people who simply want to show up. The company works off of a meritocracy system with strong competition, which means you need to bring your best every day.

    Advice to Management

    Employees become comfortable and connected to their teams. This is a unique culture and should be a continued emphasis of the firm. Continue to communicate openly with employees.


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    10+ years

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Woodside, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Woodside, CA

    I have been working at Fisher Investments

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am a long-time Fisher Investments employee (10+ years), and there’s a reason I’ve stayed so long. I have a great deal of experience in the Financial Services industry – I’ve worked for both large and small firms – so I have perspective on opportunities available in this industry. Simply put, Fisher Investments offers a stimulating, rewarding work environment but perhaps most importantly: the chance to learn. I’ve learned more in my time at Fisher than at the rest of my positions within the industry combined. Not only does the environment foster continued learning about the capital markets and industry as a whole, the firm also allows and even encourages people to move into different roles to learn about all aspects of the firm. This is a very unusual approach: take those who are performing well and allow them to move to a completely different area of the firm if they choose to. And I’m not just referring to managers – this concept applies to everyone, even those at the associate level. The results are well-rounded employees who have broad perspectives and satisfying careers for those who want to branch out and experience new positions. No one is forced to gain this breadth, but for those with interest – and for those who have demonstrated success in their current roles – it’s fully supported by Management. This can be quite an opportunity, not only for someone starting their career but really for anyone who wants to broaden their knowledge.

    Cons

    Is there a downside to all this? Yes – it’s not easy. You simply can’t coast at this firm. It’s a very successful company and if you contribute to that success, you will be successful too. But the opposite is also true. Opportunities are available based on hard work and performance. It can seem harsh to those not used to that kind of competitive environment. It’s not for everyone, and that’s fine. But for those wanting to challenge themselves and learn, it’s an amazing opportunity in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    The firm does a nice job of keeping employees informed about the general direction of the company, rather than just the details of each individual’s department. Keep this communication coming, as it’s vital for employees to feel not only informed but also connected.


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