PIMCO Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Douglas M. Hodge
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Pros
  • Surrounded by smart people who are driven (in 12 reviews)

  • that's about all that's good and o yea some good benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a lack of work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours and face time expectation (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefit package, prime location, opportunity to broaden your knowledge, competitive salary, great bonuses, bragging rights.

    Cons

    Stiff environment (BG is gone, come on! relax!), understaffed, lot of expectations, robotic feel. Upper mobility is few and far in between, too much turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, not only the "big wigs" and you'll have less turnover and more loyal, happy employees.


  2. Portfolio Associate

    Former Employee - Portfolio Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Portfolio Associate in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at PIMCO

    Pros

    Good resume builder, exposure to world class and famous names

    Cons

    Tasks are robotic once learned. Few dynamic out of box needs, putting in extra work for PM's depends on PM's openness to get trade ideas from TA. Terrible work environment/hours - life draining.

    Advice to Management

    loosen up, build program to promote (however few) Portfolio Associates to PM


  3. Decent place to start a career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at PIMCO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with very intelligent people Competitive compensation Decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Hierarchy structure Ceiling on development of associates

    Advice to Management

    Don't require an MBA for all manager positions, realize there is a lot of talent at the firm that will leave if structures are not changed.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    Portfolio Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PIMCO

    Pros

    Good processes and systems are far ahead of competitors.

    Cons

    Greed rules supreme, guys at the top have no interest in seeing anyone grow. They would rather hire from outside at any level below MD..which means no one has any value to the firm.


  6. Good experience working here

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at PIMCO

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart colleagues; challenging work environment; encourage employees to learn new knowledge

    Cons

    Work long hours; stressful environment; should encourage employees to take vacations and create flexible schedules

    Advice to Management

    Create more flexible work environment


  7. Great place to work alongside smartest people in the business

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at PIMCO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will be continuously challenged and encouraged to grow Get to work alongside smartest people on Wall Street Opportunities to work in international offices Tuition assistance and reimbursement for your MBA Looks great on your resume

    Cons

    You will be challenged on a daily basis and required to operate at your peak at all times Potentially long work hours, which can stressful Lack of upward mobility for certain positions Pay may be below market


  8. Senior Developer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits including cheap health insurance, 401K, pension, bonus, great location, gym onsite.

    Cons

    Work life balance, work can be political at time

    Advice to Management

    Let your employee grow and make own judgement call.


  9. Helpful (2)

    This is a place where you are expected to work a lot and you will, most of the assistants work no more than 3 years.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at PIMCO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You work with smart people and you have great benefits, 15 vacation days per day and a lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    There is no life - work balance at all, you will be exhausted and sometimes their policies are overwhelming.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Great benefit, but..

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

    I have been working at PIMCO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer a great benefit package.

    Cons

    Employees have no respect toward peers.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Portfolio mngr

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PIMCO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good location and pretty building and office. Love Orange County. There are some nice people who work there but most people are just out for themselves

    Cons

    Long hours, hard to advance. MDs only care about themselves. Very hard to get promoted. They tend to hire from the outside instead of promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor better and promote from within. Communicate better. Have a training program. Treat employees with more respect. Hire more help.



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