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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place, solid career launch pad"

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    Current Employee - Investment 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

    Great place to start a finance career, as the hours aren't as long as ibanking. Some roles are more operational, however if you're a top performer, you will get recognized and promoted quickly.

    Cons

    Fisher doesn't hire the best and brightest, as its entry level isn't as glamorous or high paying. Expect some mediocrity around you.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more external talent occasionally to bring in fresh insight, professionalism, and experience.

    Fisher Investments2015-01-20
  2. 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
  3. Helpful (16)

    "Be fake and be rewarded"

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    Former Employee - Investment Associate in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good entry level position for people who settle for a very average job. Great place to start out if your have nothing else really lined up, they work you hard but you will develop grit and know how to handle tough work situations. Amazing place if you are tenured , 10+ years experience, they get paid fat and get treated like royalty. Good benefits.

    Cons

    (Entry level positions only) McDonald’s managers get paid more than you, honestly pretty awful pay for entry level, you can probably qualify for section 8 on their salary. Horrible technology and efficiency Incremental raises barely cover inflation. Culture is very blame oriented Entry level positions learn absolutely nothing important from their roles or responsibilities, you have to go out and seek knowledge yourself...

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    Fisher Investments2018-08-18
  4. "Good place out of college. Hard to advance"

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    Current Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Camas, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continued education, good coworkers, good middle management, interesting projects, good healthcare

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, repetitive tasks

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

    Fisher Investments2018-06-14
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great value"

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    Former Employee - Investment Operations Associate in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great time while at the firm, appreciate the experience

    Cons

    False promises and high pressure from management.

    Fisher Investments2017-08-30
  6. Helpful (13)

    "Backstabbing Politics | Set up to fail from the start"

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    Former Employee - Investment Associate in Camas, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, collaborative atmosphere.

    Cons

    The "open pod" environment is not from everyone. No privacy, even the "private" rooms are glass "fish bowls" that everyone can see into. Backstabbing competition from people on your team who want to beat you in metrics. If you don't like competition, this place isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Actually train your managers. I've seen this in multiple reviews of Fisher. The company hires managers from within, and often does little to no training to help them manage employees. I had one of the worst managers I've ever experienced, who basically just moved up into the position because she was friends with the GVP.

    Fisher Investments2017-03-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Institutional associate review"

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    Current Employee - Investment 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

    The benefits package is really good, upward mobility and cross department movement is really good too.

    Cons

    middle management tends to not listen to anyone but themselves, long hours 10 hour days are the norm.

    Fisher Investments2017-01-22
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Investment Associate"

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

    I worked at Fisher Investments for more than a year

    Pros

    Very smart and young professionals.

    Cons

    Terrible environment and culture. No autonomy/assembly-line atmosphere.

    Fisher Investments2016-12-19
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Investment Associate"

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    Former Employee - Investment Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good colleagues and they hire smart motivated people. The hours are long, but you get off at a reasonable time

    Cons

    Almost everything. The managers are young and are not trained to manage people. Ken Fisher is not a nice man

    Fisher Investments2016-01-05
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Metric-based, bureaucratic environment with LOTS of Kool-Aid drinking"

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    Former Employee - Investment Associate in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - If first job out of college, could be a good place to learn "basic professional skills" - The more Kool-Aid you drink, the better you're viewed at the firm - Benefits are fabulous and extremely rich (with little out of pocket payment) - 401K match is generous (50%), but need to stay 3 years to fully vest

    Cons

    - Management is young and inexperienced; provides little guidance. Really isn't their fault since it all starts up top at the CEO level, then trickles down slowly - Tons of politics - Fear driven environment, always looking over shoulder - Raises are few & far between, really depends on how firm is doing

    Advice to Management

    Although not your fault, understand where your associates are coming from and don't be so quick to point fingers. More often than not, NOT pointing fingers is the best way to solve things.

    Fisher Investments2015-04-23
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