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Fisher Investments Reviews

Updated September 12, 2018
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  • "Mandatory 50 hour work weeks for most roles" (in 23 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 (10)

    "Great Place To Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Account Executive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would not trade my time here. There are a lot of great people who care.

    Cons

    It’s hard work as an Account Executive. Not everyone can do it but it pays when you can.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  3. "Great Place to work"

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

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good learning and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    can't think of any except long hours


  4. "A good option for a job in finance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  5. "Best in class ethics, great benefits, exciting work environment"

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

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

    Pros

    -50% 401k/Roth 401k match to IRS limits
    -All medical/dental premiums for your family covered
    -Competitive pay
    -Career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Can’t think of any Cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing


  6. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Camas, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun energetic place to work

    Cons

    upper management doesn't treat employees very well


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Human Capital Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are so many reasons to begin working at Fisher - benefits, 401k match, an opportunity to be a part of a rising RIA, but there are a lot more reasons to stay. Fisher's culture thrives on young, driven employees and allows meritocracy to be the driving force of high production and growth. Regardless of business unit - introspective, competitive, team-oriented mentality is key!

    Cons

    The lack of schedule flexibility

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not great"

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

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good. You will make friends with coworkers.

    Cons

    Management within Investment Counselor force is lackluster. Management will say you are valued one way and then pay you less than expected. This will happen during your tenure.
     Quarterly bonuses are preset unless you bring in at least 5x the firm average. Good luck getting 80% of your eligibility over the course of 1 year. If you want to work at FI and get paid well, work in sales. Not IC.


  9. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great! awesome company to work for

    Cons

    Great! great employees to work with


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Analytics Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time

    Pros

    meet a lot of good people coming through here (the good ones never stay longer than a year)

    Cons

    -comp
    -business models is a burn and churn
    -Management is pretty culty

    Advice to Management

    Realize to value your employees with more than an ice cream social once a year


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