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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fisher Investments

    Pros

    Get place to start a career

    Cons

    Very hard job, you needed to be someone who is willing to work hard

    Fisher Investments2018-10-25
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Helpful (4)

    "RSA"

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

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start a career

    Cons

    You are a cog in the machine.

    Advice to Management

    It is ok to hire people with outside experience.

    Fisher Investments2017-09-06
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Meh."

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    Former Employee - RFP Writer in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time

    Pros

    Coming out of college, this is a fantastic place to start a career. It will shape you from college slack off to semi-polished professional. And you will mostly work with other fresh college grads, which is really fun.

    Cons

    I had two very different experiences at FI. I started in the private client group and loved it. All roles were extremely honed in and had a lot of structure and professional development. Then I was promoted to the Institutional Group, which was an absolute zoo. The leadership there has good ideas, but no structure to actually implement anything worth while. The roles suck and there is no added pay. It is awful, stay...

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    Fisher Investments2017-03-23
  6. 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
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Investment Counselor"

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

    I worked at Fisher Investments full-time

    Pros

    COMPENSATION PLAN: Pay is decent, though not much incentive to close more deals unless you’re on the new accounts team. Good place to start gaining experience with customer management.

    Cons

    MIDDLE MANAGEMENT: Two words - NOT GOOD. Most of the middle management isn’t very bright, nor perceptive in matters of capital markets. Ken Fisher is a good author and perhaps an industry visionary, but independent thought and analysis on the part of Investment Counselors (ICs) is not valued at FI. Fisher is a sales company first, but even so, ICs are expected to preoccupy themselves with burdensome administrative items...

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    Advice to Management

    Step it up. The next bear market will be tough on this firm.

    Fisher Investments2017-02-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Client Service Associate"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FI is a great place to start out of college. The benefits are great and the work environment is mostly good.

    Cons

    The systems/technology used are outdated and cause a lot of unnecessary work. The focus on metrics can be a little overdone.

    Advice to Management

    Get better technology

    Fisher Investments2016-09-17
  9. "Junior Associate Position Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Fisher Investments part-time

      Pros

      Fisher is great for what it does, it's relatively large for being privately owned. I got a lot of mixed reviews for the company while I was there, some people liked the direction that the owner takes and some don't. But it basically comes down to whether you're fit for a wealth management career, and if you are then Fisher can be a good place to start.

      Cons

      Junior Associate is a part-time position, that you can do for as long as you please, but it is not an easy path from that into Wealth Management. If you want a career in Wealth Management you would want to aim for an internship position at Fisher.

      Fisher Investments2016-07-26
    • "Investment Counselor"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Fisher Investments full-time

      Pros

      It's a great place to start your career. They provide lots of training and room for advancement into other departments.

      Cons

      Don't pursue a job here if you don't like working hard.

      Fisher Investments2016-07-11
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