PAAMCO Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
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  1. I worked at PAAMCO

    Pros

    Portfolio management and account management programs offer ideal platform to enter an MBA program post-PAAMCO. Learning and development are part of the company's core. Firm is filled with incredibly talented individuals and has a very flat structure.

    Cons

    Account management analysts have to work long hours during busy times (this is to be expected with client-deadline-driven projects).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great benefits and perks but comes with lots of office politics

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Irvine, CA

    I worked at PAAMCO full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, good work life balance, nice offices, great location

    Cons

    lots of office politics, difficult to get promotions due to structure of programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize the office politics and undeserved promotions that result from it. Some senior management staffers are so under qualified for their positions it is scary.

  3. Do not invest. Do not join

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Management Analyst
    Current Employee - Portfolio Management Analyst

    I have been working at PAAMCO

    Pros

    I have no pro for this company. I'm surprised it has survived this long with all the SEC investigations

    Cons

    PAAMCO has been through lawsuits and criticism which they try to bury. There's high turnover. A lot of politics. At times, it felt like being in high school. I really don't think they do good work. Client facing employees are good at exaggeration. I think this company is overvalued. You have to pay PAAMCO and the underlying hedge funds. Double the fees. But does it really add value? I don't think so. technically companies can avoid the double fee by starting their own. It's like hiring a personal trainer when you can save the money and do your own research.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Decent Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAAMCO

    Pros

    intelligent people; helpful people, free equinox gym membership; interesting subject matter

    Cons

    low pay; office politics; career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about all employees, not just the partners

  6. PAAMCO is a supportive company with a collegiate environment.

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    Current Employee - Account Management Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Account Management Analyst in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at PAAMCO full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great platform to take to business school

    Cons

    The compensation structure could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAAMCO

    Pros

    Work/life balance and a flat organization where everybody is willing to help each other out

    Cons

    Honestly, there is nothing negative about PAAMCO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great people to work with

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at PAAMCO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere, smart teammates, client-focus, strong ethical values

    Cons

    Can be political, career progression path is extremely structured, all employees on a partnership path must also be engaged in sales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great place to work at!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAAMCO full-time

    Pros

    great culture, great people, easy to learn a lot

    Cons

    nothing negative to say...promotions can be difficult, but where is it not?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Multicultural, colegeal, asset management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAAMCO

    Pros

    Pay, actual work on global investments and mandates.

    Cons

    long hours working on business dev.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand more outside US.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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