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Damian Ornani
14 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "I look forward coming to work every morning"

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    Current Employee - Junior Associate in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -always have access from management for feedback and coaching -metric-based approach helps personal professional development (measuring stick) -focused on making sure that Fisher is a great place to work for you specifically and will work around your needs and desires as much as possible

    Cons

    -sometimes management decisions are inconsistently transparent -some resources that are available aren't very well publicized and you have to be somewhat lucky in uncovering them (right place, right time)

    Advice to Management

    perfection

    Fisher Investments2019-03-22
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good First Job"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate 

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good first job out of college. Learn good communication, organization and problem solving skills. The coworkers are the best part of the job.

    Cons

    Technology is severely outdated, not much room for growth outside of the associate level, company is not forward thinking

    Fisher Investments2019-05-02
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Ugh"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Benefits and 401k match is cool

    Cons

    10 hr days, getting time off approved is hard, flex scheduling was approved but didn’t offer early time in for Texas office, just got parental leave and it’s half of what other companies offer, measuring performance off metrics is easily skewed by people that chose to work 12 hour days and take no lunch. If you aren’t top of metrics you don’t get promoted as quick

    Fisher Investments2019-04-04
  4. "Good structure"

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      Former Employee - Junior Associate in San Mateo, CA

      I worked at Fisher Investments part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good structure and guidance as entry level role into financial services. Good room for growth and opportunity.

      Cons

      None applicable for this role.

      Fisher Investments2019-02-18
    • "Wonderful opportunity to develop yourself professionally"

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      Former Employee - Junior Associate in Camas, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Fisher Investments part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      From my first day I was given any and all the tools that I needed to begin my professional career. Through weekly industry trainings and regular 1:1's with my manager, I always felt that my development was valued by the company and those who supported me

      Cons

      None. This was one of the most positive employment experiences I have had.

      Fisher Investments2019-01-04
    • Helpful (1)

      "Overall great culture, fun people, for young professionals who want to get some financial industry experience"

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      Current Employee - CSA (Aka Investment Associate)(Aka Client Services) in Camas, WA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Competitive wages Great benefits (nothing comes out of your pay check for health coverage) Fun culture

      Cons

      Long hours (10 hours mandatory; during the fall months there’s extremely high work flow so your looking at 11+hour days)

      Advice to Management

      Higher more so you can spread out the work load. Right now it’s an extremely demanding role so be ready to work non stop.

      Fisher Investments2018-10-27
    • Helpful (4)

      "Good entry level experience but a lot of people burn out"

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      Former Employee - Research Associate in Woodside, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      - Good training process - Lot of opportunities laterally and vertically - You will learn a lot about investment philosophy

      Cons

      - Pay isn't great - Long hours (10 hour days minimum in portfolio management group) - Very little flexibility as far as work hours/working from home

      Advice to Management

      Reduce work days from 10 hours to 9 or people will keep getting burned out.

      Fisher Investments2018-10-14
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Camas, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Benefits (50% 401k match, full medical/dental/vision, 20 days of PTO, paid holidays) Merit based promotions Supportive upper management The company truly cares about it's clients So many different paths to go

      Cons

      Only the 10 hour work days

      Fisher Investments2018-09-24
    • Helpful (5)

      "A good option for a job in finance"

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      Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Camas, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - 50% contribution match - Intensive training program - Fast growing company - Plenty of internal transition opportunities - Open workspace and enjoyable team members - Flexible time off; unlimited partial PTO and 18 days vacation per year - Quality healthcare, 100% covered - Ethical financial company

      Cons

      - Long hours (10 per day) - Isolated location - Position can seem like an underappreciated grunt-work job - Inefficient back-up system

      Advice to Management

      Find ways to allow employees to work from home or at least maintain a normal 8-hour work day without decreasing pay. Be more innovative with modernizing the business structure.

      Fisher Investments2018-09-09
    • Helpful (16)

      "Good if you're willing to make sacrifices"

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      Current Employee - Associate in Camas, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      The reasons to work at Fisher are obvious - the pay is amazing and you get free benefits. The campus location in Camas is beautiful and you have the opportunity to relocate if you're in specific departments. It's a great place to work if you're in your 20's-30's because you're working around so many people who are your age, thus you have a lot in common. Management is very direct and feedback is straightforward. Innovation...

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      Cons

      - Work/life balance is non-existent with 7AM-5PM hours as a standard schedule for all employees except Investment Counselors. Some departments offer schedule flexibility in terms of 6AM-4PM or 8AM-6PM schedules, while many departments do not and many employees are left to wonder why they cannot get this option. While you are given partial PTO if needed (leave at 2PM, get paid for the day) many departments do not offer...

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      Advice to Management

      - Please make a final decision on flex scheduling - many tenured employees at the firm are now getting married and having children as they reach their late twenties - you will soon see that people cannot keep up with the 7AM-5PM schedules you require of us. Generally after 8 hours, people are no longer productive. - Get rid of the "snowflakes" you claim you are going to get rid of. Do not allow Investment Counselors...

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      Fisher Investments2018-07-30
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