PIMCO Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Douglas M. Hodge
29 Ratings

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. High expectations high reward potential

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comp, smart colleagues with very high work standards, firm's reputation makes investors interested in what we have to say.

    Cons

    Demanding, stressful, need to create boundaries to protect your health and happiness.

    Advice to Management

    Focus! We can't do everything perfectly all the time.


  2. Vice President

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

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and excellent location

    Cons

    Can be difficult to advance and move to different departments


  3. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation. Lot's of smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Technology groups work in silos


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  5. VP

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good information sharing and flow

    Cons

    Bad management, lots of politics


  6. So far a good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn.

    Cons

    In some cases management can be inconsistent.


  7. OK place but no room for advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Some nice people (but not many). Management trying to improve things.

    Cons

    Tumultuous environment. Lots of people coming and going. Bad technology and IT support. Backwards systems. No room for advancement or career growth. No respect for private time. Middle management spineless.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to offer career advancement opportunity in all areas of the company not just the core.


  8. Helpful (6)

    Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Work with intelligent individuals. Have a chance to learn from the best. Very challenging environment. Will be rewarded for your hard work given the right manager.

    Cons

    Politics is the name of the game. Some managers will go to bat for you and make you look like a superstar, while others will do whatever is necessary to keep you from advancing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and their concerns. Everybody at the company deserves to be treated with same. Recognize and reward talent.


  9. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time

    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    okay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very intelligent peers, great building

    Cons

    over worked, terrible management, overly competitive

    Advice to Management

    more familiarization with associate's functionality


  11. Helpful (6)

    Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Good name to have on your resume. If you work in Newport Beach headquarter, more tolerable weather and generally smart people

    Cons

    Since the departure of founder and a co-CIO, AUM is on decline and senior management is a joke. Bringing in lots of expensive outsiders to impress clients, who aren't contributing really to the performances

    Advice to Management

    Have a sense of employee morale from reading these reviews on the glassdoor site. Paying a deferred/retention bonus is a laughable way to keep talents within the firm.



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