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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I look forward coming to work every morning"

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

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

    Pros

    -always have access from management for feedback and coaching -metric-based approach helps personal professional development (measuring stick) -focused on making sure that Fisher is a great place to work for you specifically and will work around your needs and desires as much as possible

    Cons

    -sometimes management decisions are inconsistently transparent -some resources that are available aren't very well publicized and you have to be somewhat lucky in uncovering them (right place, right time)

    Advice to Management

    perfection

    Fisher Investments2019-03-22
  2. Helpful (16)

    "Good if you're willing to make sacrifices"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Camas, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The reasons to work at Fisher are obvious - the pay is amazing and you get free benefits. The campus location in Camas is beautiful and you have the opportunity to relocate if you're in specific departments. It's a great place to work if you're in your 20's-30's because you're working around so many people who are your age, thus you have a lot in common. Management is very direct and feedback is straightforward. Innovation...

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    Cons

    - Work/life balance is non-existent with 7AM-5PM hours as a standard schedule for all employees except Investment Counselors. Some departments offer schedule flexibility in terms of 6AM-4PM or 8AM-6PM schedules, while many departments do not and many employees are left to wonder why they cannot get this option. While you are given partial PTO if needed (leave at 2PM, get paid for the day) many departments do not offer...

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    Advice to Management

    - Please make a final decision on flex scheduling - many tenured employees at the firm are now getting married and having children as they reach their late twenties - you will soon see that people cannot keep up with the 7AM-5PM schedules you require of us. Generally after 8 hours, people are no longer productive. - Get rid of the "snowflakes" you claim you are going to get rid of. Do not allow Investment Counselors...

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    Fisher Investments2018-07-30
  3. Helpful (16)

    "Be fake and be rewarded"

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    Former Employee - Investment Associate in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good entry level position for people who settle for a very average job. Great place to start out if your have nothing else really lined up, they work you hard but you will develop grit and know how to handle tough work situations. Amazing place if you are tenured , 10+ years experience, they get paid fat and get treated like royalty. Good benefits.

    Cons

    (Entry level positions only) McDonald’s managers get paid more than you, honestly pretty awful pay for entry level, you can probably qualify for section 8 on their salary. Horrible technology and efficiency Incremental raises barely cover inflation. Culture is very blame oriented Entry level positions learn absolutely nothing important from their roles or responsibilities, you have to go out and seek knowledge yourself...

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    Fisher Investments2018-08-18
  4. "Great place to start career"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn the basics of client facing aspect of the business and develop strong work ethic.

    Cons

    Can't build a versatile skill set

    Fisher Investments2018-08-01
  5. Helpful (14)

    "Be prepared to drink the Fisher kool aid."

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. Pay is alright. Cool fisher gear. Educational. Great place to start.

    Cons

    An abundance of rude, judgemental, and shallow people. Exponential amount of favoritism. Gossip. Tense work environment. High turnover rate. Work overload. If you aren’t an Investment Counselor or senior management then you are replaceable. Depressing work environment.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed the idea of fisher but I left because I got tired of the disrespect from lower management. They are very undertrained. Lack direction. Quick to blame the team for their mistakes. Team lead worked at the firm for a year. No management experience at all. Gossiped about the team in and outside of work. Made a point to pick people out during meetings for poor performance. The worst part is the teams would joke about...

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    Fisher Investments2018-02-14
  6. Helpful (9)

    "A great company with opportunity and growth ahead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher Investments full-time

    Pros

    - As a privately-held company, management can invest in the firm with a longer-term view than at public companies. - It is a global company with opportunities in both the US and internationally - getting international experience is a real plus in today's global economy. - The company puts a lot of effort in educating investors and helping them focus on what matters. - The company really cares about its clients and...

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    Cons

    - Would like to see more flexibility in the work hours. - The company is investing in upgrading the technology and processes which has been needed and it is encouraging. Double-down on this. - While change is happening, it takes longer than some might like.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on growth and evolving with the times while maintaining the culture. Trust and listen to your employees - you have some great talent that wants to win. Continue to invest in career development - it makes a difference.

    Fisher Investments2017-11-12
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not for everyone, but it's a great place to gain experience and work your way up"

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    Former Employee - Client Account Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had great co-workers and loved the people there. Everyone is really motivated and driven. If you work hard, you get rewarded and recognized for it. Great place to start a career and gain a variety of skills. FI has some of the best benefits I've seen at any company - they pay for your health benefits on top of your salary - great PTO/holidays/sick time, healthcare, dental, vision, etc.

    Cons

    High expectations, can be really stressful, long 10 hour days 5 days/week, and there can be overtime on top of that depending on the season and department. It can also be hard to promote or move up from within, especially depending on which role/department you start in. This environment is not for everyone as it can be very intense and high demand especially during peak seasons.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in taking care of your employees especially during peak seasons and make sure departments are fully staffed, that you find support promptly for teams that are understaffed, plan as best as your can for business growth and solicit feedback from teams regarding morale.

    Fisher Investments2017-03-17
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Fisher Investments for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great place to work and build for the future.

    Cons

    Micro management people are always watching what you do

    Fisher Investments2016-11-08
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place for Finance-Minded People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fisher Investments

    Pros

    Really great coworkers, perfect if you're a recent grad or young professional. Lots of opportunities to move around the company, they love internal hires. Its a great place to get your foot into the door if you're looking for a career in Finance.

    Cons

    It's easy to move around if you're well liked, but you may have a tougher time. Long hours with early starts, 50 hour weeks at minimum. Not the most creative or lively place to work.

    Fisher Investments2016-10-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, good opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    You really have a chance to make an excellent living for yourself. 40 hours per week, excellent benefits, and an open and competitive environment make for a really great place to work for a recent college grad.

    Cons

    Location. The northwest can be pretty boring, and the weather is awful. They advertise Portland, but you're actually about 30 minutes away from the city. The base salary (30k) is low for the area if you are slow at building up your commissions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Managers are always attentive to make sure you have the training, resources, and encouragement you need to succeed.

    Fisher Investments2016-09-23
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