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Fisher Investments Reviews

Updated December 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/Life Balance is great here" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Great benefits (nothing comes out of your pay check for health coverage)" (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • "Mandatory 50 hour work weeks for most roles" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Work/Life Balance- my experience has been a very positive one in terms of" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (25)

    "Great Place To Work!"

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

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fisher offers so many unique opportunities to their employees. We are all offered lateral and upward career opportunity within the firm as well as onsite training seminars and courses to develop the depth and breadth of each employee. EXCELLENT benefit packages: salary is extremely competitive if not better than the rest of the market place, 401k matching up to 50% of the IRS maximum, 4 weeks PTO in addition to the 9 NYSE holiday closures, 100% of insurance premiums are covered by Fisher for you, your dependents and spouse, optional life and disability insurance coverage at a very low cost as well as many discounts through out the community for being an employee.

    Cons

    Long work days; 7A-5P work schedule Monday - Friday.


  2. "Best Financial company to work for an industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ken Fisher has created an amazing firm. This is the first financial firm I’ve worked for where I can see the clients come first in everything. The structure is so unique here and the opportunities for those who work hard are endless. The concept here is pretty simple. Work hard while you’re here and put in 100% each day and the firm will pay you a ridiculous amount of money and give you a ton of time for your family. First of all they have the best benefits I’ve ever seen. They fully pay for your health, dental, and vision insurance, give you a maximum 401k match, and all compensation is based on the effort of how hard you work for the firm. No other firm can even touch what they compensate you here. I have worked for Fidelity, Edward Jones, TD Ameritrade and this firm beats them in every area. Not to mention our offering far outweighs what those firms can provide.

    Cons

    If you’re not a hard worker and not willing to give it all each day then you simply can’t just make it here. Not a con to me, but those just wanting to go through the motions in their jobs won’t do well.

    Advice to Management

    No advice

  3. "This is a solid company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a good corporate structure

    Cons

    As an account executive, you have to wait quite a bit of time to see commision


  4. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, co workers, opportunities, communication through management layers to employees. It’s a mid size company that gives you the feel of all the great parts of a small company. Can’t say enough good things!

    Cons

    Extremely old school on work attire, working from home, and technology

    Advice to Management

    Roles that easily could be remote offer to be remote to your top employees in each department.


  5. "Client Service Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, good training, really care about employees, good work/life balance (never work outside of business hours)

    Cons

    Long hours, work not terribly interesting


  6. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Intern program very structured but no opportunity to pursue interests

    Cons

    Pay and the commute to LA

    Advice to Management

    Let people pursue what they are interested in


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance
    - Great opportunity to grow within the firm
    - Amazing benefits

    Cons

    - Below market pay
    - Promote on seniority and not necessarily skill
    - Firm technology is atrocious

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your younger employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get place to start a career

    Cons

    Very hard job, you needed to be someone who is willing to work hard


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSA (Aka Investment Associate)(Aka Client Services) in Camas, WA
    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 (Less 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.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Trying to be a Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Above Market pay for professional-level roles in the Portland area.
    - Employer paid monthly premiums for medical, dental, and vision.
    - Voluntary supplementary benefits are cheap.
    - NEW (as of Sept 2018) Primary Parental Caregiver benefit is great; 8 weeks of paid leave. Really shows positive strides in appreciating working parents.
    - Wonderful, smart, kind, and engaged coworkers.
    -Partial PTO is unlimited, which is great. It's an honor system, so as long as you don't abuse it, your TL will likely approve it. This is really helpful considering you have a PTO bank, not vacation or sick days separately.
    -20 days of PTO in the U.S., it's good, not great.
    -Food trucks onsite 2x per week (you have to pay, but it's nice that they're here).

    Cons

    -50 hour work weeks. This is mandatory for some groups, while other groups only work 40 hour weeks. Burnout is real.
    -No remote work options. Some roles could be remote, and we have lost current employees to employers with more flexible schedules and work options.
    - Outdated and highly restrictive IT infrastructure; there's a lot of websites and programs we can't use at work, and working around these restrictions is inefficient.
    -Poor representation and diversity; not a lot of people of color in roles across the firm, and lack women in sales roles. There are no women or POCs on the IPC.

    Advice to Management

    - Change jobs to 40 hour work weeks as a standard across the firm
    -Remote work options
    -Diversify our workforce
    -Be more open to change; our clients are older, but many FIers are millennials and young GenXers, they expect employers to be more flexible and accommodating.