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Damian Ornani
119 Ratings
  1. Helpful (11)

    "Good Opportunity with major Drawbacks"

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

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -Pay is good, especially in the Portland area. If you work hard, track your accomplishments, and present them to management, it's possible to get raises often and be at a comfortable base pay. -Bonuses twice a year reflect both your current work success & the company success. These can be large, which is an easy way to save up large chunks of cash or max out a 401k. -50% match on 401k. That means you can max out...

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    Cons

    -Mandatory 50 hour work weeks. Such a headache that encourages employees to stretch out work to fill the hours. -Inflexible hours. I worked 7am to 5pm every day. -No remote working allowed at all. Really tough when the hours get really long and you have a family at home to take care of. -Some more tenured employees are overly fascinated by Ken Fisher & it's weird. -Diversity is lacking. IPC is made up of 5 wealthy...

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    Advice to Management

    -Demonstrate more TRUST in your employees by throwing out the rigid hours & mandatory 50-hour work weeks. And let them work remote when it's reasonable (i.e., Mom with a kid sick at home) -Encourage more diversity in the workplace by hiring more women and POC. Then follow that up by listening to their feedback. How many women have quit because they didn't feel they could have a family & work there?? Look at...

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    Fisher Investments2019-03-13
  2. "CSA Department"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Specialist 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 training and structure of the role is great and sets you up for success. I enjoy the dynamic of being on a part of a team within client service - it helps a role that can make you feel isolated give you a sense of togetherness. I also enjoy that there are opportunities for growth and it is encouraged by your manager. I better not forget to mention the AMAZING benefits of the job.

    Cons

    It is a 50hour work week which can be draining but the company is constantly looking for ways to make the time there more enjoyable. We get a bonus 2x a year, our managers will sometimes buy lunch, and there are company events that are always enjoyable.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find the strengths in those you work above to help build them up for greater success.

    Fisher Investments2019-03-16
  3. 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
  4. "Best Place To Work Ever"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fisher Investments is about the only company I know of that believes in paying it's employees what they are worth even if it is more than the industry average.

    Cons

    There are very few negatives to working at Fisher Investments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Fisher Investments2019-03-05
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Alright company with poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, ability to rotate around the firm

    Cons

    Management, hours, and constant kool-aid

    Fisher Investments2019-03-13
  6. "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time

      Pros

      Great insurance and culture and other benefits

      Cons

      long hours (mandatory 10 hour shifts m-f)

      Advice to Management

      n/a

      Fisher Investments2019-02-25
    • Helpful (4)

      "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Investment Counselor in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good company culture. Cares about clients and employees. Probably the best internal mobility of any company in the wealth management industry. Also, just the right size - not a behemoth wire house, or a tiny practice. Good training for ICs. Benefits are also quite good.

      Cons

      Technology is very outdated. Open offices in more desirable locations (aside from SF, which is wildly expensive). Also, please allow employees to work remotely. Not having this option in 2019 is crazy.

      Fisher Investments2019-02-09
    • "Good structure"

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        Former Employee - Junior Associate in San Mateo, CA

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

        Pros

        Good structure and guidance as entry level role into financial services. Good room for growth and opportunity.

        Cons

        None applicable for this role.

        Fisher Investments2019-02-18
      • Helpful (6)

        "Good First Job... But Beware!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        This is a good first job for those straight out of college and/or new to the Portland area for a number of reasons: - They supported my move and provided a relocation fee (which you have to pay back if you leave the firm in your first 12 months) - Their benefits are outrageously good. 50% 401(k) match, full health/vision/dental benefits with no premiums coming out of your check, short term and long term disability,...

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        Cons

        With that being said... there are definitely cons to working here. - Long days. I am busy (as we are severely understaffed) and can fill my 10 hour work days just fine (most days), however after these 10 hours I am completely wiped. Some days my brain feels fried. Other days when it's slow, it absolutely drags by. There is NO NEED for my position to be in office 100% of the time. I would much prefer coming in office...

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        Advice to Management

        Listen to what the employees say. If you guys offered remote options for even a small percentage of our days, and feedback was taken seriously, the firm could actually go places. You have a good foundation. Don't just prioritize sales and completely neglect the remainder of the firm.

        Fisher Investments2019-02-21
      • 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
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