Fisher Investments Reviews
70% would recommend to a friend
(1385 total reviews)
83% approve of CEO
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Updated Nov 28, 2023
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- "Health benefits are great but the monetary compensation is not enough for all that is asked of you in a 50 hour work week." (in 243 reviews)
- "The people I worked with were great and became close friends." (in 87 reviews)
- "Pay is good for professional employees with several years' experience" (in 74 reviews)
- "1. Work/Life Balance is great here...depending on the role and division you work for." (in 51 reviews)
- "The training and structure of the role is great and sets you up for success." (in 36 reviews)
- "A coworker used the term 'nanomanger' to describe his managers constant micro management." (in 75 reviews)
- "The culture and mentality is toxic." (in 59 reviews)
- "Long hours (most of the firm is 7" (in 52 reviews)
- "No access to work from home equipment yet." (in 42 reviews)
- "Quick growth and significant turnover has led to many inexperienced managers who were promoted out of necessity." (in 38 reviews)
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- 5.0FEATURED REVIEWAug 25, 2023Team LeaderCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsCamas, WA
In reviewing Fisher Investments, I think about how much they've changed my life since starting here. The firm has provided me with valuable training on how the financial industry works, has provided opportunities to grow my skills in a wide range of areas, rewarded me in terms of both salary and benefits, and helped me meet an incredible network of people. The benefits - in particular - are something that set Fisher Investments apart. Every year when I review my options, there seem to be more to take advantage of. Their contributions towards these (100% for standard medical/vision/dental) and the amazing 401k match have helped me get ahead in a way my previous jobs never did.
I always struggle with these parts of reviews as I try not to take jobs I'm not suited for, and Fisher Investments was no exception. Like anywhere, there are challenges (both personal and professional) to deal with. But in my experience, the long term the arrow always points the right direction when they're brought up to my management team directly.
- 2.0Nov 28, 2023Quality Control AssociateFormer Employee
Good communication throughout firm, sense of family. American high ranking staff are amazing, inspiring and knowledgable.
Will work you to the ground and get rid of you if you complain. Higher paid people get away with murder and do next to nothing. Due to internal promotions, unqualified individuals in high positions making amateur decisions - unprofessional. You have to suck up and walk on people if you want to progress. Too many unprofessional/ sexual relationships and gossip culture.
- 1.0Nov 25, 2023Investment CounsellorFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Economic conditions and good benefits.
If you want to find out the worst version of you, join this company, If you want to end up losing your values as a person, join this company. If you want to see how some good colleagues turn into ambitiuous people (what the company likes and encourages), capable of anything to get promoted, join this company and you´ll see. If you want to discover how toxic a company can be, join Fisher Investment Ireland. The worst managers I´ve ever worked for, without scruples, bad professionals and even worse people. It was a nightmare, run away from this kind of companies.
- 4.0Nov 27, 2023Portfolio Implementation AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearCamas, WA
Free healthcare, 50% 401k match, 20 days PTO (was free to take whenever I wanted), 100 days WFH, metrics based accountability
Bottomless work, unpaid lunches, hit or miss direct manager
- 5.0Nov 27, 2023Account ExecutiveCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearPlano, TX
The 401k match is 50% of each dollar you contribute, no limit
3 year vesting period, and all in-person work.
- 4.0Nov 7, 2023Investment CounselorCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsPlano, TX
Fisher does a good job of making everyone part of the team. You feel heard and seen by management, and overall you are fairly in control of your work day and in role success.
They are operating on some old technology, and the flat power structure leads to confusion surrounding how to progress to new roles. They will sometimes lead people on with the promise of a new role for a year or more before actually letting them move or even apply.
- 5.0Jul 11, 2023Vice PresidentCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Having been in the investment management business for decades and part of other great firms I can honestly say Fisher has built a culture that allows great teamwork with a singular focus on the client. The firm treats its employees the best I have ever seen. It is a true meritocracy and allows for personal and professional growth while being yourself. The benefits are outstanding, management is very capable and mentoring, and the ability to cross train and move positions within the company truly allows a lifelong career vs just a job. They got it right at Fisher. Their system is not broken. Hard work is rewarded and promotions are real. Fisher is a true meritocracy with an intense focus on the client in all aspects. If you are not client focused and work hard you will not like it.
Fisher treats you as an adult and has high expectations in return. If you are not willing to be highly client focused and work hard with very visible but attainable goals it is not the right fit. This is not a place where you can treat as a job vs career. They treat you as a long term career employee and expect that work ethic in return.
- 4.0Oct 3, 2023Junior Regional Sales AssociateFormer Employee, more than 5 years
Great group of people who are young and energetic. If you want a job in finance this will give you a great first-hand look. Personally, this job was not my pace of work. The GVP K. Forrester does a great job keeping the regional sales team upbeat in a relatively boring, repetitive, time-consuming, computer-oriented job.
The job gets boring, job progression is about who you know within the firm, and there are not enough opportunities to explore other departments. Office politics are very prevalent. Often times if you're good at your job, you will be heavily leaned on to take additional responsibility that is outside your pay range.1
- 5.0Jun 5, 2023Vice President SalesCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsPhoenix, AZ
Fisher's workplace is vibrant and open - there's a healthy sense of community, mentorship, and "team" atmosphere, rather than isolated cubicle culture. As an investment company helping clients manage their retirement, I've always felt implicitly confident that the firm puts the client first. As someone helping brand new clients for over a decade, I've never had any guilt in bringing a a new client on, because I know the firm's decision makers are highly and experienced, plus we're going to make sure they're comfortable by providing a level of high-touch service rarely found in the financial industry. Many of my friends that work at other big name brokerage firms, or small RIAs wear a lot of hats (sales, service, research & management) and feel a lot of pressure from their managers to push certain products (annuities, mutual funds, etc.) ...but that's never the case here. My role in private client acquisition with Fisher is simple: Help people that want/need help, and make sure we are a good fit for each other. If someone's not a good fit, that's okay. Fisher's a massive company and has been around for 40+ years. There are endless prospective clients to meet with, and a lot of people who would benefit from hiring a professional like Fisher for their management and financial planning.
The expectations for activity are high, but this is a fast-paced industry. This should be expected.3
- 5.0Nov 16, 2023Documentation SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Great hours, great pay, amazing benefits and room for growth
Nothing. This is an amazing company to work for
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Fisher Investments has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 1,445 reviews left anonymously by employees. 70% of employees would recommend working at Fisher Investments to a friend and 72% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.
70% of Fisher Investments employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Fisher Investments 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.