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28 March 2020

What is health insurance like at Fisher Investments?

Pros

Good pay and benefits, no healthcare premiums

Cons

They were not clear that I was committing to the Texas office in the first interview

Advice to Management

Be more clear to people that they are committing to a specific office in the first interview

Good pay and benefits, no healthcare premiums

28 March 2020

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20 February 2019

Does Fisher Investments offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

This is a good first job for those straight out of college and/or new to the Portland area for a number of reasons: - They supported my move and provided a relocation fee (which you have to pay back if you leave the firm in your first 12 months) - Their benefits are outrageously good. 50% 401(k) match, full health/vision/dental benefits with no premiums coming out of your check, short term and long term disability, unlimited PTO, 20 days PTO per year, food trucks bi-weekly, car wash service, dry cleaning, free coffee and tea, lots of Fisher gear, and a beautiful, clean campus. - Everyone here is young. 95% of the employees are in their 20s. This is great for people moving to Portland with no friends! - Competitive pay and bonuses - SLIGHT flexibility with hours (I only say this as a pro because some places do not allow you to alter hours at all. A con regarding this will come later) - Gated - Quiet, safe neighborhood with plenty of restaurants to go to during lunch or after work - I do enjoy the open culture. I like that managers have the same size desks as associates and interns and I like that all meeting rooms are made of glass.

Cons

With that being said... there are definitely cons to working here. - Long days. I am busy (as we are severely understaffed) and can fill my 10 hour work days just fine (most days), however after these 10 hours I am completely wiped. Some days my brain feels fried. Other days when it's slow, it absolutely drags by. There is NO NEED for my position to be in office 100% of the time. I would much prefer coming in office for 80% of the day, with the option to work from home for the rest of the day if there is work to be done. After 2:00pm, when all the salespeople leave and the East Coast salespeople wind down for the day, it can be incredibly slow and boring. It is unnecessary to be there that long. - Upper management, and employees who have been with the firm awhile absolutely worship Ken Fisher in a really weird way. - The technology is a joke. The firm uses Office 2010 still so things freeze... often. Nothing is automated. And there are no plans to make it better. Keep that in mind. - Fisher is loyal to its employees. Think that's a pro? Think again. Ever had a co-worker that did absolutely nothing? Fisher won't fire. Ever had a horrendous manager that did not deserve to be in a management-level position? Fisher won't fire them, regardless of the feedback given. This can be incredibly toxic to a professional environment. - Feedback is frowned upon and a lot of employees get their feelings hurt too quickly. For this being a "firm" with a "corporate environment", it sure does feel like an elementary playground. - The parking lot is a joke. Whoever designed it has clearly never driven a car larger than a sedan. Trying to back out of those spots are horrible? Also since we work such crazy hours, we get there before the sun rises. As a result it can be hard to see the BARELY PAINTED lines and cars get parked over the lines. Security will send a passive aggressive email to your department VP with a picture of your car telling them to tell you to move your car. What?? Just let them know. OR PAINT THE LINES SO WE CAN SEE THEM?? I have a lot of qualms with my particular position but will not get into it. The retention rate is incredibly low and that is for a reason. People come to Fisher to get the experience, then leave. You can accomplish a lot at a young age here, but it comes with a cost.

Advice to Management

Listen to what the employees say. If you guys offered remote options for even a small percentage of our days, and feedback was taken seriously, the firm could actually go places. You have a good foundation. Don't just prioritize sales and completely neglect the remainder of the firm.

50% 401(k) match, full health/vision/dental benefits with no premiums coming out of your check, short term and long term disability, unlimited PTO, 20 days PTO per year, food trucks bi-weekly, car wash service, dry cleaning, free coffee and tea, lots of Fisher gear, and a beautiful, clean campus.

20 February 2019

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9 November 2018

Does Fisher Investments offer housing assistance?

Pros

Lots of opportunity to shadow departments, sit down Q & As with all executive members, the people truly invest in you

Cons

pay, housing as an intern

pay, housing as an intern

9 November 2018

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26 April 2019

What is the retirement plan like at Fisher Investments?

Pros

The company benefits are exceptional, healthcare, and 401K match.

Cons

The company benefits are Fisher’s attempts at throwing the curtain over your eyes. You will wear a suit everyday to cold call individuals who do not want to answer. The whole role is to combat individuals on how they mistakenly invested their life savings. You will sell against mutual funds for “customized portfolios” when in reality it’s just one mutual fund with the ability to say you don’t want a stock or two for personal reasons. You are taught to read a script and be the crew down below the ship working day in and day out like a robotic individual. If you have any sort of creativity do not work here.

The company benefits are exceptional, healthcare, and 401K match.

26 April 2019

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20 February 2019

Does Fisher Investments offer relocation assistance?

Pros

This is a good first job for those straight out of college and/or new to the Portland area for a number of reasons: - They supported my move and provided a relocation fee (which you have to pay back if you leave the firm in your first 12 months) - Their benefits are outrageously good. 50% 401(k) match, full health/vision/dental benefits with no premiums coming out of your check, short term and long term disability, unlimited PTO, 20 days PTO per year, food trucks bi-weekly, car wash service, dry cleaning, free coffee and tea, lots of Fisher gear, and a beautiful, clean campus. - Everyone here is young. 95% of the employees are in their 20s. This is great for people moving to Portland with no friends! - Competitive pay and bonuses - SLIGHT flexibility with hours (I only say this as a pro because some places do not allow you to alter hours at all. A con regarding this will come later) - Gated - Quiet, safe neighborhood with plenty of restaurants to go to during lunch or after work - I do enjoy the open culture. I like that managers have the same size desks as associates and interns and I like that all meeting rooms are made of glass.

Cons

With that being said... there are definitely cons to working here. - Long days. I am busy (as we are severely understaffed) and can fill my 10 hour work days just fine (most days), however after these 10 hours I am completely wiped. Some days my brain feels fried. Other days when it's slow, it absolutely drags by. There is NO NEED for my position to be in office 100% of the time. I would much prefer coming in office for 80% of the day, with the option to work from home for the rest of the day if there is work to be done. After 2:00pm, when all the salespeople leave and the East Coast salespeople wind down for the day, it can be incredibly slow and boring. It is unnecessary to be there that long. - Upper management, and employees who have been with the firm awhile absolutely worship Ken Fisher in a really weird way. - The technology is a joke. The firm uses Office 2010 still so things freeze... often. Nothing is automated. And there are no plans to make it better. Keep that in mind. - Fisher is loyal to its employees. Think that's a pro? Think again. Ever had a co-worker that did absolutely nothing? Fisher won't fire. Ever had a horrendous manager that did not deserve to be in a management-level position? Fisher won't fire them, regardless of the feedback given. This can be incredibly toxic to a professional environment. - Feedback is frowned upon and a lot of employees get their feelings hurt too quickly. For this being a "firm" with a "corporate environment", it sure does feel like an elementary playground. - The parking lot is a joke. Whoever designed it has clearly never driven a car larger than a sedan. Trying to back out of those spots are horrible? Also since we work such crazy hours, we get there before the sun rises. As a result it can be hard to see the BARELY PAINTED lines and cars get parked over the lines. Security will send a passive aggressive email to your department VP with a picture of your car telling them to tell you to move your car. What?? Just let them know. OR PAINT THE LINES SO WE CAN SEE THEM?? I have a lot of qualms with my particular position but will not get into it. The retention rate is incredibly low and that is for a reason. People come to Fisher to get the experience, then leave. You can accomplish a lot at a young age here, but it comes with a cost.

Advice to Management

Listen to what the employees say. If you guys offered remote options for even a small percentage of our days, and feedback was taken seriously, the firm could actually go places. You have a good foundation. Don't just prioritize sales and completely neglect the remainder of the firm.

- They supported my move and provided a relocation fee (which you have to pay back if you leave the firm in your first 12 months)

20 February 2019

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32 English questions out of 32