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Good place to work
Confidential (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CAAugust 22, 2017
Growing, successful company trying to modernize it's tech stack and develop a world class organization. Legacy customs lead to it promoting a rough work/life balance with mandatory working hours.
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Great place!
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Camas, WAAugust 1, 2017
Really a great place to work! The management is really interested in helping their teams move forward in their respective careers. I'd recommend this place to anyone
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Management
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Hours
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Investment Counselor (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CAJuly 29, 2017
It is a good place to work. Good benefits overall and good place to learn about the industry. The pay is good and they recognize hard work from within the company
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Good People, Questionable Product
Institutional Portfolio Analytics Associate (Former Employee) –  Camas, WAJuly 28, 2017
Lots of opportunities to learn at this company. A great place to dip your toe into finance, they give opportunities to people who are cultural fits regardless of background. They do an excellent job hiring quality people and you'll make some lifelong friends here. The harsh reality is those friendships are forged going through terrible experiences together. Most of middle management appears to lack empathy and solely focuses on group initiatives, aka pet projects, with no regard for employee input about the feasibility of such an endeavor. This managerial style, unsurprisingly, leaks into employee motivation and often initiatives are deployed on unsteady operational foundations. The firm is currently (2017) investing heavily in corporate and human resources, so this terrible managerial culture may change in the future. In lieu of all this, you can learn a lot if you are willing to work hard and deal with some managers ruling with an iron fist. I'm very thankful for my time there.
Pros
Great benefits (especially for families), coworkers
Cons
Employees treated as replaceable, under payment
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Frat Life Continued
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Camas, WAJuly 17, 2017
Overall a great firm to start a career. Have to be willing to work in high pressure work environment, constantly cloudy weather and strict work hours.
Pros
Developing strong work ethic
Cons
Lack of culture diversification
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Great Work Culture
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CAMay 28, 2017
Great philosophy and Great Culture. Very helpful people who are willing to work for you everyday to make sure your money is in the right place even if it is not with them.
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Account Executive (Former Employee) –  San Mateo County, CAMay 24, 2017
Great place to start. Hard to move ahead unless you are in with a group of friends advancing together. 10 hour mandatory days are a bit much. Lack of trust from management with employees.
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Great place to build career
Investment Counselor (Current Employee) –  Camas, WAMay 12, 2017
I typically work 8-9 hour days. Most employees are not expected to work overtime or work from home, you leave work at work.

You work in pods with other people, which is generally a fun, dynamic work environment. As an investment counselor, you plan your own day and manage your own roster.

Service is separate from sales, not expected to go out and find new business. They expect you to work hard but you are rewarded with good benefits, salary and plenty of opportunities to move and advance in the company.
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Professional environment
Intern (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAApril 19, 2017
The workplace culture was very professional and everyone was respectful. I learned a lot about investments and got to learn different aspects of the business.
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Highly Recommended To Start Your Career
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAApril 13, 2017
Fisher pursued me for approximately a year until I flew out to the bay area and interviewed. It was a natural fit for both parties right off the bat. You will work hard, earn every penny you make and be awarded bonuses based on the quality of your work and/or level of sales. As with any job, there are certain things I would change, but I would absolutely recommend starting your career here to almost anyone.
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Great Company, not much upward mobility
Client Account Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 31, 2017
Fisher Investments is a great company to work for if you're just starting your career, but there don't seem to be many opportunities for upward mobility.
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Software Quality Assurance (Current Employee) –  Camas, WAMarch 23, 2017
Fisher Investments asks its employees to not provide information about the company in public forums. Therefore, I will not provide information about Fisher here.
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Fisher is a very process driven company which allows the firm to scale easiliy
Client Service (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAMarch 9, 2017
Fisher Investment is an investment management company with very good processes in place in marketing, sales, and client service. The processes in each department allows the firm to grow without having to increase headcount.
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Health benefits
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Great place to start a career
Data Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CAFebruary 21, 2017
This company is a great place to work if you are new to the industry. You get a lot of hands on experience and really get to take on more responsibility than you would elsewhere. That is where the pros end more or less.

The company is run by sales people and that mentality is pervasive throughout the firm. The firm makes sure to let people expand their "breadth and depth" at the firm. What that means is that people get endlessly rotated through roles and no one ever becomes a full expert. This also exacerbates the problem since people take over processes and teams that they are not qualified to handle.

This is the main flaw of the company. When no one is truly qualified or has expertise in the area they are managing, inefficiencies and lack of progress are everywhere. There is no movement up due to young people taking up all the positions, either.
Pros
really good benefits, lots of place to do different work
Cons
10 hour days, no expertise to learn from, non-competitive pay
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Fast and hard-working environment
Business Analyst/Data Analyst (Current Employee) –  Camas, WAFebruary 15, 2017
Small company starting to out-grow itself. A lot of talented and right-minded individuals throughout the firm. You learn a lot and the company will invest in you to make sure that you are capable of doing your job and if you succeed, they will look after you and make sure that you are able to advance your career as you see fit.
Pros
Benefits, locations, opportunities, work-life balance
Cons
Technology, pay
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Great first job out of college.
Client Operations Associate (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CANovember 29, 2016
Great training ground for first job out of college. Not a place to build a career. Get a year and a half max and then find a better firm. Strive to keep connections as many employees will move onto other companies.
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
Zero vertical opportunity
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awesome work inviroment
Construction Laborer (Former Employee) –  Lima, OHNovember 2, 2016
I really liked working for this company. I would do anything to build the company in a positive way. Also was very overlooking any situation that would come in the way due to the work environment.
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Great people; Difficult to move up
Client Programs Associate (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CAOctober 14, 2016
Great people to work with. Awesome compensation. Often difficult to move up depending on the team. However, there is much transparency and opportunity to gain experience on different teams.
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Exceptional place to work if you're ambitious and self-driven.
Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Camas, WAAugust 8, 2016
High pressure, high expectations, fast paced - a great environment for people who seek those characteristics out in a workplace. I'm one of those people and I love it.
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great atmosphere and energetic environment
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, WAMay 29, 2016
great firm overall but there's no advancement and the management is in a disarray. Typical 40 hours a week 8 to 5. They mostly hire recent graduates and teach the "Fisher Way". They talk a lot about advancement but nothing really happens.
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