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Good places to start after college, but difficult to advance.
Investment Associate (Current Employee) –  Camas, WAJune 12, 2018
Fisher provides many training and shadow opportunities for someone who comes out of college not knowing what they want to do.

Once that person develops interests it is very difficult to advance. There are strict timelines in place for when someone can advance or not regardless of if they are a top performer or not.

I felt very limited.
Pros
Benefits, training
Cons
Schedule
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Great Company to work for
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAJune 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.
Pros
Best Benefits I've seen anywhere
Cons
Tough upward mobility
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full ownership of product
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CAMay 29, 2018
Company is good if i'm are going to setttle down in California.

difficult to implement new strategies even if it's worth.

like the environment as all the people are friendly.
Pros
Friendly environment
Cons
no work from home
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good company
Private Client Group Sales Vice President (Former Employee) –  Camas, WAMay 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.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
cult of personality
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Nice place to begin get an overview of investment Mangement
Investment Counselor, Private Client Services (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAApril 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.
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fun place to work
Document Technician (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAApril 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'
Pros
Free Giants Games sometimes
Cons
they never appreciate employees hard work
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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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