Fisher Investments
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Fast paced and very youthful

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Very fast paced, lacking in diversity. If you went to school for Finance then you’re fine, if not training can be stressful, as a lot of it is done on your own time. The CSA role is very administrative and hands on. It’s not for everyone but wasn’t a bad intro to the Finance world.
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could be worse, could definitely be better

management is a joke. very clique-y and feels like you can’t count on them for support. we’re expected to go above and beyond, including doing other people’s work. work fluctuates from light to overwhelming. benefits are great but raise and bonus evaluation is not. management plays favorites. no good relationship between associates and higher-ups
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It’s okay

Pay isn’t great, and is up to the discrepancy of the leadership team. COVID policy is whack. Unwilling to have any remote or hybrid opportunities. If you work in sales they will pay you a lot, but they will run you hard
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Over worked

You’re constantly asked to do more than what’s required of you and it feels like it’s never enough. The team is left to figure out leadership tasks after completing their daily work and this poor structure of business is communicated that’s it’s their culture to do more than expected. The culture is brain washing the employees to act on higher standards, but always asking them to do more than expected with little life and work balance.

Pros

Free lunches and gift cards and bonuses

Cons

Archaic software programs
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It’s fine until it’s not.

Positive energy from some employees. Mostly everyone keeps to themselves. Fast paced training with no room for error. At all. Period. If you’re a new hire. But as a more seasoned employee it’s ok. You must “pass” because you’re either in or you’re out, literally. Even with them telling you they want you to succeed, however that’s misleading. They will look for a reason to not have you and you can tell everyone and everything is strictly by the book and rules. Compensation and benefits entice you to join, but it’s smoke and mirrors. Not worth the efforts to be employed.

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Work/life sure.

Cons

Short breaks, unpaid. Too crowded. No parking. Not enough time to learn the materials.
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Good place to start

Good place to start you career. My experience with management and other colleagues have been positive. Robust training, good pay, and great benefits.
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4 stars

What is the best part of working at Fisher Investments?The people are awesome. They really encourage work life balance.What is the most stressful part about working at Fisher Investments?How behind the company is on tech. Refusing to upgrade is costing employees lower on the totem pole and no one higher up seems to be bothered by itWhat is the work environment and culture like at Fisher Investments?Very casual
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2 stars

What is the best part of working at Fisher Investments?The education you receive is second to none.What is the most stressful part about working at Fisher Investments?The load that they put on you as an investment counselor is unreal. You are literally responsible for everything in the company and when something unfavorable happens with operations or the market, really anything that would cause the client inconvenience you are always the one to blame. It’s a tremendous burden and the burn out in this role and in the company in general is incredibly high.What is the work environment and culture like at Fisher Investments?Meat grinder, burn out shop. What is a typical day like for you at Fisher Investments?Dealing with upset clients, failed interdepartmental operational tasks, archaic software (multiple pieces of software instead of just one nice system/crm), and terrible investment decisions that are made by the investment policy committee for which you take blame for.
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Okay Job if you are good at handling stress

The position is a high stress and fast paced. The benefits and bonuses are just to keep you there doing the job with the promise of getting some kind of promotion only after around 2 years. You don't really learn much because it's not important that you know much for grunt work.Good environment with fun people.
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Great place to start your career

Great opportunity to start your career but not much growth after. With the entry level positions you will not learn much about finance or anything related to the market.
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Fun workplace

They really take into account the work culture. Weekly provided food and coffee as well as team building experiences sponsored by the job. Workload is manageable.
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Don't let the good pay and benefits fool you. Fisher Investments is an awful place to work.

Fisher Investments is the most toxic workplace I've ever worked in and I've worked several different jobs over the last 20 years. I didn't know anyone when I worked there that didn't hate working there. It's a soulless machine and everyone there is a nameless cog. Pay and benefits are how they attempt to compensate for their lack of culture, advancement, and work/life balance. Don't fall for it like I did. Do not work for Fisher!
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Entirely depends on what office you go to

Dallas > TampaThe culture is so different from office to office it feels like a different company. Good pay but that's about it. Ancient systems running on DOS that barely work. Also Fisher does anything they can not to compare themselves to the S&P due to underperforming.
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Decent money but beware of all the hidden traps

First, be careful during the interviewing process. They will "Bait & Switch" you to best serve their needs, not yours. Secondly, the money is decent but the work environment is dogmatic - almost like an assembly line. Everything is scripted. There is no room for client empathy at Fisher Investments. Chop, chop, chop. Thirdly, they strongly promote upward mobility. It is real. Just understand that 15-20 others are competing for that same promotion. Overall, I was a terrible fit there. Half the folks there hate their jobs but love the money. Just not my cup of tea.

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Great benefits, above average comp

Cons

Every day is like boot camp
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Great benefits, but very factory like with work load.

Great company to invest your money with but working there is very stress inducing with little help. Training is slightly lackluster as you are responsible for so many different client facing and operational tasks. Will then dump clients on you with difficult time quotas to maintain.

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Benefits Pay

Cons

Crazy workload
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N/a

A lot of work, lots of hours, and management can be difficult. They dont allow flexibility to work from home. There are people you can connect with that can really help you out.
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Always looking for ways to improve

I have worked for the Fisher a number of years and its great to see the overall improvement they are making for their employees. They are taking feedback from us and changing after so many years. Starting a few years back working 10 hour days to now 8 is a total game changer. They will hopefully be implementing a work from home program that will finally make them competitive with other companies. Overall I love the people I work with and have little complaints

Pros

Lunch trucks, on site coffee, heath care, primary leave

Cons

No work from home yet
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Awesome place to work for

Awesome place to work for, great benifits and work life balance. Nice and professional. Great place to work for. They care about their workers and take care of them

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Benifits

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None
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No remote is a deal breaker for top talent

Pay is ok, nice to not have to take anything hone at night, but also means no access to email away from work and zero remote potential is not going to work on today's environment.
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Productive workplace

Good company to build up your experience. Very team driven everyone is always open to help if you have questions. There is endless possibilities to advance your career in whichever direction you’d like to go.
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Great Company

As long as you are willing to work hard Fisher is a great place. Very much a meritocracy. I love the clients. Great people, the coworkers are great as well.

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Benefits

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Tech
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Based on 147 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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