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  1. Helpful (23)

    "George Orwell had it better in 1984"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Health benefits, vacation and fixed working hours. In high tech you can be expected to work 60-80 hours a week, but at least at Fisher that is 40-50 hours and you get paid for lunch (how great is that!). 401k match is good if you actually get paid enough to afford to contribute. Now let's take a look at the cons.

    Cons

    Seriously, if you ever wanted to know what it would be like to work for Darth Vader with a delusional paranoid complex, well, that would be Ken Fisher and his Empire. To say that promotions outside of middle management only happen after Vader chokes someone for a minor mistake would be an understatement. Much of management has been here longer than Emperor Palpatine's rule. Let's face it, the only way you will get a raise...

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    Advice to Management

    There truly is a good side to the Force. Each Stormtrooper's base salary should reflect the value it adds to the Empire. Your indoctrination works well, so trust the Stormtroopers a little more. Remember that without skilled and happy workers you will not be able to get that Death Star, and even if by some miracle you do it without them, the person in charge will design it so that it can be destroyed by a well placed...

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    Fisher Investments2015-08-23
  1. "Awesome First Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Private Client Group Vice President in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong leadership, great culture, fun coworkers, product that feels very morally comfortable to sell

    Cons

    Can be a bit of a grind

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, thank you for your work in developing me and my peers to become better everyday

    Fisher Investments2019-05-18
  2. "Great company, great benefits, great career"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Benefits package is the best I've ever seen. Company loves to promote from within, allowing many opportunities to advance.

      Cons

      Traveling for work has been a bigger commitment than anticipated

      Fisher Investments2019-06-11

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