PIMCO

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PIMCO Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
96 Reviews
2.4
96 Reviews
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Douglas M. Hodge
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Smart people who are generally approachable and will share knowledge (in 12 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work expectations are high-- PIMCO expects excellence which can affect your work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance at all (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at PIMCO full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, good pay, strong training opportunities, amazing benefits

    Cons

    Emphasis on elite education, can be political

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PIMCO

    Pros

    Surrounded by a lot of accomplished people

    Cons

    Tough work environment. lots of stress

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work at PIMCO

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PIMCO

    Pros

    Very smart people, intellectually challenging

    Cons

    Intense, demanding, can be political

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a very beneficial internship experience that will give you a first hand look at investment banking.

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    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at PIMCO as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are surrounded by intelligent, talented people who are willing to help you learn the ins and outs of investment banking and how the company runs.

    Cons

    The works hours are very long and you start very early. If you do well with their internship it does not guarantee a job after you graduate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at PIMCO as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was a 6-month contractor in 2013 and was treated as if I was a staff employee.

    Cons

    It would have been great if the contract term lasted into 2014. Lack of budget to continue contract term and assignment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff well. Everyone I worked with from IT, MarCom and Sales worked very hard to achieve the goal of the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PIMCO

    Pros

    Flexibility and learning. In the overall is a very nice experience.

    Cons

    Too operational. Fast paced and stressful (for those who strive in that environment). If you perform , you are richly rewarded. If not, then it is not the place for you.

  8.  

    Intellectually demanding but rewarding experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great initellectual talent who are thoughtful in their approach and mentorship
    - Performance based culture that strives and prides itself at being the best
    - Allows fairly junior level employees to contribute and provide input

    Cons

    - Fast moving and ever changing
    - Leanly staffed, so workloads are heavy at all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have a great talent base that would benefit from more coaching and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, hyper-competitive culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PIMCO

    Pros

    At the firm, you have access to some of the best minds in the investing world, and PIMCO is one of the strongest brands in the asset management space.

    Cons

    The company, though it claims otherwise, is incredibly political, and you need to be ok with that or willing to play the game. It is also hyper-competitive; there is an emphasis on being a great team member, however, this is not really the case.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly place to work

    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY

    I worked at PIMCO as a contractor

    Pros

    Colleagues seem welcoming and knowledgeable - happy to help new employees.

    Cons

    Work doesn't seem to be allocated equally. There are some employees working non-stop while others seem to have a lot of down time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    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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