Fisher Investments Reviews in San Francisco, CA

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Pros
  • Learn a lot about sales, useful later on in different areas of employment (in 8 reviews)

  • My experience is that Fisher Investments has very competitive pay and benefits if not better to other money management type of companies (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Employees who aren't interested in money management or a competitive workplace may burn out (in 8 reviews)

  • Weak middle management; weaker senior management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Pretty Standard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fisher Investments

    Pros

    -Lots of responsibility quickly
    -Exposure to multiple lines of marketing
    -Trusted with speaking directly to vendors and building relationships
    -Use of industry standard software

    Cons

    -Lack of manager direction
    -Minimal collective experience in marketing
    -High turnover of lower level employees
    -Managers have little knowledge of employees work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Create a more transparent compensation system
    -Create an environment where employees enjoy working
    -Invest more in your employee's intellectual capital

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  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    A sales firm that happens to do finance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    You will specialize in specific areas. You become friendly with most of the people there and its a very open environment. They have 401K matching and relatively good benefits.

    Cons

    Don't expect that you will learn how to value a company, select investments, become a trader, manage accounts or really do much in finance. Rather you will focus on doing one thing over and over for comp that is simply better elsewhere. However, if you are on the sales side the comp was pretty good but that may have changed. Also don't really expect job satisfaction as the culture isn't easy to deal with.

    Doesn't Recommend
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