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  1. "Outside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Fisher Investments puts clients needs first, which is difficult to find in this industry. The firm is responsive to supporting it's employees. Compensation is very good and benefits are incredible.

    Cons

    Like all sales jobs there are always times that aren't as good as others. However, compared to other firms in the financial services arena Fisher is very good. I can't think of too many Cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring quality employees.

    Fisher Investments2016-03-21
  2. "Sales Investment"

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great philosophy and product, in comparison to the traditional advisor offerings. This concept could change the way investment service is provided.

    Cons

    The leads provided have been raked over for years... five plus in some cases. Most of the day is spent calling and trying set appointments

    Advice to Management

    None

    Fisher Investments2016-09-05
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Another poor review"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Associate in Camas, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time

    Pros

    Healthcare and 401K benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Fisher intentional recruits from college campuses with the intent of working it's young employees 50+ plus hours a week separated from their friends and family. It is a grind and every employee feels it but are too scared for their job to say anything. Everything is metrically based and the majority of employees that stay or get promoted hand off work, work the system, and cheat the numbers. Everything is done in assembly...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop treating everyone like a number and you will have more employees that will provide quality work.

    Fisher Investments2015-08-03
  4. Helpful (12)

    "Look Elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Associate in Woodside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is easy to get a job at FI. They have an extremely high turnover rate, so they're always looking for more inexperienced employees. They try and recruit recent college graduates that might not know what they want to do with the rest of their life. They’re able to offer full-time jobs before graduation and broke college students should and will jump at that opportunity. FI also has an extremely structured culture. If...

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    Cons

    I started at FI a week after graduation and loved it. Quickly, I realized that the 10-hour days (that often turned into 12 or 13) didn’t allow for any sort of life outside of work. I wanted nothing more than to succeed so I often skipped meals and bathroom breaks just so I could get more work done. I was given raises and bonuses, but now after leaving FI and working elsewhere for over a year I realized that those minuscule...

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    Advice to Management

    Take a moment and listen to what your employees need and want. Invest in people and individual growth if you want a strong and dedicated team.

    Fisher Investments2015-05-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "A fine company with high standards if you're willing to work"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Probably the best managed firm in the investment industry. Management maintains extremely high standards. Compensation is fair. Employees are evaluated based on performance. Many opportunities for moving into positions of more authority and responsibility if that's what you want. Generous benefits.

    Cons

    No place for slackers. You won't find ping pong or video games, no free lunches, people have to show up on time and work hard.

    Fisher Investments2015-01-31
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to have a long career"

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    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Excellent company for building a career. Growing business with growing career and earnings opportunities. Love that performance is the key for advancement.

    Cons

    Expect to work hard. People looking for a short work week or who want a raise without doing the work should look elsewhere.

    Fisher Investments2015-01-28
  7. Helpful (11)

    "Most people of a certain age and level of experience appreciate FI"

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

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    -VERY generous benefits package -Great compensation IF you are willing to put in the work -Upward mobility (.....again, if you work hard) I've never understood most of the negative reviews on this site of Fisher. I've been here almost 8 years and worked at a few very large corporations prior to FI. My guess is 90% of the negative reviews on this site are from people hired right out of college or otherwise very young...

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    Cons

    Fisher has all the cons of a large, developed, HR sensitive corporation. Having experience outside FI, I find you just get used to this, it comes with the territory. Yes, the company can be slower moving at times. Yes, you may not have the flexibility you thought you would have. Yes, there is red tape. Get used to it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your access and visibility to the rest of the firm. In the other large companies I've worked for this was non-existent. Some people may say it's limited and senior management should be holding meetings with associates on a more regular basis. My guess is these people haven't worked at a big company before.

    Fisher Investments2014-10-10
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fisher has been very good to me and all the 1900 global, talented, hard working, energetic, intelligent and team focused employees that surround me."

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    13 years later, I continue to be motivated, challenged, educated and amazed by the flexibility, out of the box thinking and relentless pursuit to better the investment business Fisher prides ourselves on. Come see for yourself like I did.

    Cons

    Very few, but mostly there are some employees with less drive, excitement and understanding of how to build an awesome service for clients and company for all. But only a few.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Innovate and improve.

    Fisher Investments2014-10-25
  9. Helpful (19)

    "A complete joke...."

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Camas, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A competitive base salary

    Cons

    Clearly it appears the last 4-6 reviews have been /solicited by Fisher themselves as this is what they do. These recent reviews in no way accurately describe what the true work environment is like at Fisher. If you like being micro managed to death and treated like a child by incompetent egotistical senior management...this is the firm for you. They honor Ken Fisher like the second coming whose performance has underperformed...

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    Advice to Management

    Drop the ego, start to treat employees like adults. Quit with the manipulation of reviews as it only further illustrates exactly what you are.

    Fisher Investments2014-11-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very flexible and good to employees - Room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for new and long term employees to move into different departments. Hard work and success allows you to run small teams and ability to manage larger groups if you desire. Incredible training programs if you decide to move throughout the firm. Fantastic benefits with solid 401k plan. Compensation is great for longer term employees and good for newer employees. The firm messaging is usually very clear...

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    Cons

    San Mateo location older but still ok. Longer hours but this is normal at Fisher or at Intel. They offer different hours for most departments if requested. Some departments are quiet and lower energy and some higher energy make sure to find your home and you will do well and excel. This industry in general is long hours and this company demands quality work and it can be hard on those with thin skin.

    Advice to Management

    Fisher Investments does a great job for clients and is clear they come first. Having the senior members stop in and say hello to long time employees or new employees this goes a long way. Summer and winter BBQ social lunch one or two times a year would be nice to meet other people in other departments.

    Fisher Investments2014-10-09
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