Great place to start a career but can become a grind
Investment Counselor (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – September 15, 2018
You will be given lots of responsibilities and opportunities early on, which is great, but after several years of career growth your advancement opportunities will become limited and yet the stress to compete will remain the same. Over time the carrot gets farther out of reach, however tenure does not convey job security, so eventually one finds themselves working not to accomplish a goal but just keep their job, and that is generally not good for morale.
Lots of learning opportunities for someone young in their career
Investment Counselor (Former Employee) – Camas, WA – September 12, 2018
Its a good place to work, but a little different than how they sell it. 8 hour days are the norm, but you are so busy trying to fit what everywhere else would be a 12hr day into 8 hours that you hardly have time to look up from your desk. Fisher is definitely the best firm overall that I have seen and it is due to their obsession with metrics. That said, that same focus on metrics rewards quantity of contacts and ignores quality. You are far more likely to be recognized and rewarded for making lots of surface level calls to clients than you are for making your required calls and using your extra time to do extensive financial planning work with clients who need it and really provide value. The same focus on metrics that in my mind makes Fisher the best compared to the rest of the industry promotes mediocrity within the firm. The obsessive focus on metrics also contributes to an intetnal culture where management is always seeking to find fault and everyone is seeking to shift blame to others.
8 hour day, phenomenal benefits, extremely good client service and capital markets training
Uncommunicative management, huge amounts of administrative work
Associate (Current Employee) – Camas – August 11, 2018
If you're the type of person who questions the status quo, and doesn't sip the kool-aid, then Fisher isn't for you. If you're a team player but refuse to play the game/politics, you will get chewed up and spit out. Don't get me wrong...Fisher is good for some people. Sales people and Investment people. Some people will find great success here. However, it's a very specific type of person. You need to be willing to breath, eat, and sleep Fisher Investments.
My day to day involves being walked all over by Investment Counselors because I do not have the same job title as them. Even the CEO acknowledges these employees are a problem, yet we continue to employ the culture of "I'm better than you" instead of "we're a team." Fisher pays well and more than I could probably get anywhere else for what I do, but it isn't worth my mental health or self esteem. Do yourself a favor and don't work here. You will have no life and be surrounded with a bunch of jerks. Many
Human Capital Specialist (Current Employee) – Camas, WA – August 6, 2018
There are so many reasons to begin working at Fisher - benefits, 401k match, an opportunity to be a part of a rising RIA, but there are a lot more reasons to stay. Fisher's culture thrives on young, driven employees and allows meritocracy to be the driving force of high production and growth. Regardless of business unit - introspective, competitive, team-oriented mentality is key!
Benefits package, open enviornment, culture, perks
Regional Vice President (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – August 6, 2018
I'm the regional vice president of high net worth sales (2018- 6971) my hours are 40 hours a week and I get here in my home dffice at my home & on the computer early. I arrive at fisher investments at 7:45 am in my home office I start on time because it's important for example arriving early is a good thing, and 12:00 noon I take my lunch break which is a (1) hour break and what I love about it our long hour break you can eat with your family? Your'e allowed up to 20 sick days here at fisher investments. This a great place to work the saiary is fine the people who work here are deep down good earth folk their wonderful! Do you have relative work here they enjoy working here I know I will too as the vice president of high net I'll will make certain things like the over view and I't's my job to make sure everyone finish working and completed. And make sure everyone get their assigned work start on time every day. I must support the people working under me. And I can't shut down nor close out until all someone call at the last minute when you close if its emergency you must handle the emergenies problem worker every day after hours too. The support important thing is you're still on the job way after fisher investments is close two things to remember you will havemore... to report to the manager to exchange make sure everything is finished and making sure fisher investments start off on the good foot & properly and make sure all work is done every day? The hardest part of the job is was not taking advantage of reading aloud not using my touchscreen. I can work monday wednesday thursday friday saturday & sunday. Anytime these days I can work anytime. Most enjoyable time of the job, was writing and to see if I could write 2,000 some word. The most enjoyable part of the job - writingless
Receptionist (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – June 11, 2018
Fisher is a wonderful company. The employees are very intelligent and driven. The sales team requires long hours, but if you're willing, there is work and a lot of money to be made. It's difficult to move from Reception to anything else, so don't try, it'll take you years.
Private Client Group Sales Vice President (Former Employee) – Camas, WA – May 2, 2018
The work life balance at Fisher is good but their is an issue with some of the advancement opportunities in sales. Their is a strong desire to take productive internal sales people. and make them outside sales people. There is a lack of cultural diversity in sales.
Nice place to begin get an overview of investment Mangement
Investment Counselor, Private Client Services (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – April 29, 2018
The firm has grown tremendously and continues to do well. However, it feel like you are a part of a massive asset gathering machine rather than an investment professional learning the art of investing client assets. This is not to suggest you won't learn anything. The business is run very well and does well.
Document Technician (Former Employee) – Foster City, CA – April 14, 2018
they will take you sometimes to a Giants Game, they would do some activities were you can bring your family, every year they will take you only to have dinner for christmas, but they never give you a bonus'
Summer Intern (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – April 5, 2018
Management at Fisher Investments is among one of the top in the financial services industry. Each department manager is specially trained and is an expert in collaborating construction and execution of strategies and ideas.
Conservative company with good advancement options
Client Programs Junior Associate (Former Employee) – Camas, WA – March 27, 2018
Conservative company with good advancement options. Job duties are straight-forward and the company itself is very organized and streamlined. There's a moderate amount of inter-department communication.
Investment Counselor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – February 28, 2018
I learn a lot a Fisher Investments, but the culture is very Toxic. Worked no more than 40 hours a week. Very smart people that you get to work with, but didn't feel they supported a culture that made you feel secure.