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Summer Intern (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAApril 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.
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Conservative company with good advancement options
Client Programs Junior Associate (Former Employee) –  Camas, WAMarch 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.
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Good Entry Level Company
Human Capital Associate (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, WAMarch 2, 2018
Starting your career here is a good idea, but staying longer than 3 years will put you in a rut. The management isn't very effective and the culture is competitive and somewhat unethical.
Pros
Great benefits and 401k match
Cons
company culture
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Smart people, and lots of hard work.
Investment Counselor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, WAFebruary 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.
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Not a good employer for professionals
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Camas, WAFebruary 26, 2018
Fisher Investments is essentially a puppy-farm. 95% of new hires are recruited from college campuses -and their manager owns their career path.

Most managers have never had a performance review -nor given one.
Pros
Best benefits and good pay
Cons
Two most common phrases you will hear: "Under the bus" and "put a band-on it, we don't have time to do it right."
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Great Job & Company
Regional Vice President (Former Employee) –  State College, PAFebruary 13, 2018
Great job and experience. I wish I could have stayed there. I had a conflict with another employer. I would go back in a minute if I could. The training was great. Got to travel. Great job.
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Best company ever!
Business office manager (Current Employee) –  Camas, WAJanuary 24, 2018
This is the best place to work ! They really take care of their employees and everyone is so nice. The only draw back to it is it is tied to the stock market which makes it unstable.
Pros
flexible schedule, awesome benefits
Cons
could not have full time hours and not long term stable.
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Competitive work place with opportunity to move up if you go along with managment philosophy.
Investment Counselor (Former Employee) –  Woodside, CANovember 13, 2017
The lower level managers are a joy to work for and support for investment counselors is good. Mid level managers still require a lot of training. Great employees and a fun place to work.
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Decent place to start career if you don't mind long hours
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Woodside, CANovember 8, 2017
Fast paced work environment, which sometimes created issues with moving too fast and having to backtrack on projects, etc. Compensation was ok at higher levels but not at associate levels, especially in Bay Area. Long hours depending on your role, I frequently worked 12 hour days.
Pros
Young, fast paced company
Cons
Poor Work/Life Balance
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Horrible management, tries too hard
Investment Associate (Former Employee) –  San Mateo County, CAOctober 30, 2017
All investment associates work 50 hours a week, independent of job role. Good job for kids right out of college, but you don't realize how unnecessary those long hours are until you leave
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Competitive Open Environment
associate (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaOctober 4, 2017
A typical day at Fisher is not your typical cubicle office job. open space that is intended for better communication with team. Pulling management into small meetings for updates and development is encouraged. A lot of hands on experience, good coaching on role and development into there roles. The people are great and the company is great.
Pros
lunch carts, and coffee carts!
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Great firm that puts clients' interests first.
Investment Counselor (Former Employee) –  Portland, OROctober 2, 2017
Great firm that puts clients' interests first. They push for work/life balance. Benefits are fantastic. It can get stressful at times, however, it is something that is appreciated.
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Productive and fun place to work
Investment Associate (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CASeptember 23, 2017
Great benefits good work culture. Working at Fisher Investments is a great way ti get your foot in the door in the financial industry. Transparency between management and lower level employees
Pros
Good work culture and benefits
Cons
slow advancement
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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
Pros
Management
Cons
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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