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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (16)

    "Best Financial company to work for an industry"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more 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....

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    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

    Fisher Investments2018-12-18
  2. "Job description"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Copenhagen
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working from home and excellent training

    Cons

    Treated like a robot and constant preasure to sales growth

    Advice to Management

    Stop squeezing more and more out of people

    Fisher Investments2019-05-22
  3. "Awesome First Career"

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    Former Employee - Private Client Group Vice President in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Strong leadership, great culture, fun coworkers, product that feels very morally comfortable to sell

    Cons

    Can be a bit of a grind

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, thank you for your work in developing me and my peers to become better everyday

    Fisher Investments2019-05-18
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Mixed Bag Employer"

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    Current Employee - Investment Counselor in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent 401k and healthcare benefits - Friendly coworkers - Nice break rooms with a number of amenities - There is an expectation that the work day ends after your shift and that you will leave work at the office - Lots of options to advance career (though every other role entails mandatory 10-hour workdays)

    Cons

    - Lack of schedule flexibility - Inability to work from home - System of backing each other up creates major burden for teammates - No paid sick days and days off for funerals, weddings, and other life event;. all of your time off comes out of your 20 days of PTO - Management micromanages employees and manages according to tens of metrics - Research and client service are understaffed/underpaid while sales is over-staffed/overpaid

    Advice to Management

    Unless management wants to see a heavy exodus of employees, they should introduce greater schedule flexibility and work from home policies. Micromanagement techniques need to end. There is too much competition that is becoming increasingly attractive compared to employment with Fisher.

    Fisher Investments2019-05-09
  5. Helpful (2)

    "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
  6. "Client Services - great and rewarding place to work"

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    Current Employee - Client Services in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    supportive team environment, valuable training, challenging and rewarding, interesting and fast-paced work (every day is different!), management care about your career goals, good benefits and salary.

    Cons

    there are no cons! flexible working hours would be great

    Fisher Investments2019-04-29
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Sweatshop Robots"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time

    Pros

    The company benefits are exceptional, healthcare, and 401K match.

    Cons

    The company benefits are Fisher’s attempts at throwing the curtain over your eyes. You will wear a suit everyday to cold call individuals who do not want to answer. The whole role is to combat individuals on how they mistakenly invested their life savings. You will sell against mutual funds for “customized portfolios” when in reality it’s just one mutual fund with the ability to say you don’t want a stock or two for personal...

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    Fisher Investments2019-04-26
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility, small pond

    Cons

    Hierarchical, political, traditional, formal, non-technical, bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting based on tenure and will-do, and start hiring/training based on should-do. Invest heavily in technology and individuals who can leverage it.

    Fisher Investments2019-04-15
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Endless opportunity, but not for everyone"

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

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

    Pros

    Career advancement both vertically as well as horizontally, is unmateched, as well as promoted by management. continued education. well informed employees, as well as highly social work environment

    Cons

    Everything is broken down to numbers and compared daily. So if you dont have the self esteem to have others see when you struggle or are failing, do not take a sales position.

    Fisher Investments2019-04-09
  10. Helpful (4)

    "What a nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and daily laughs with coworkers about shared misery and suffering.

    Cons

    10-hour work days, no remote work, old-fashioned culture, vastly under-qualified middle management, high turnover, horrifying lack of diversity and representation throughout the company, out-of-touch executives, tech stack from the late 80s (it's so bad, the only CTO the company ever had quit in less than a year), and a scammy business model that inundates customers with cold calls, direct mail, and questionable money...

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    Advice to Management

    I wouldn't waste time giving advice to those who won't listen.

    Fisher Investments2019-04-08
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