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"I love my job"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in Camas, WA
Current Employee - Analyst in Camas, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time

Pros

In my role at the firm, I'm learning a lot. I was hired in without a lot of technical skill, and my boss has given me time to explore and fail.

Cons

My role as an analyst is different from many other roles at the firm. The pay is good, but certain jobs like being a CSA do not sound appealing.

Advice to Management

Be mindful of the stress level of your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Fisher Investments

  1. "Fast paced, merit based, and good work/life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Woodside, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Woodside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent training and support in a fast paced environment.
    - Positive camaraderie among senior management.
    - Good environment for people who are critical thinkers and believe in improving the process.
    - Better than average compensation (prob 90% percentile) and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    - Limited work hours, sometimes it could be good to work longer hours to stay ahead.
    - Corporate offices are located 25 miles south of San Francisco, would be nice if they opened one in San Francisco.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Downhill since 2008"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter/Sales in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter/Sales in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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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