PIMCO

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Amazing company ideals, brilliant colleagues, Lean teams often lead to long hours.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at PIMCO full-time (more than an year)

Pros

PIMCO will take care of you if you can put in the hard work and long hours. They are the best of the best and this is reflected in their expectations.

Cons

Inter-team dependencies and inefficient means of communication can cause projects to have insufficient time and resources. Long hours and lots of stress, not sure if Newport Beach is worth it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are very talented people at PIMCO. Let them use their expertise to build great things.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible trade floor for new MBAs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Prestige name brand.
    open office

    Cons

    Having to be at the office at 4am every day.
    Politics
    Difficult to move up unless you are really good at politics
    Not a performance based culture unless you are very senior
    Very stressful.
    long and unproductive hours. I could easily do my work in less than half the time, but I cant be seen leaving the office, even for lunch.
    have to whisper all the time and can't be seen smiling or joking for fear of looking unproductive.
    very stressful and unnecessarily so.
    lot of posturing for airtime
    difficult to find another job post pimco which is why few people leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the culture of the trade floor back to how it was 20 years ago. try to make it into the meritocracy you tell interviewees and interns that it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place but lacks life/work balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Management Senior Vice President in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Product Management Senior Vice President in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Among the smartest people I have ever met. Clients are indeed the focus of the firm. Newport Beach and SoCal are great.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. In product management you get blamed for anything that goes wrong regardless of whether you were involved in the issue or not. Too much effort is expended on face time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People will burn out here quickly. Once the financial markets turn, good employees will leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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