PIMCO Reviews

Updated August 24, 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. Helpful (1)

    Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    very satisfied. Bright people stimulating environment

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    very bright people, strong client focus

    Cons

    Early morning hours make it hard for some people

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees as the surest way to provide great client service


  3. Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company) is a great company with some of the best benefits around. The senior officers of the expect a lot but if you have a position working for them you must really be good at what you do.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of..

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Great place to work and amenities are off the charts

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

    Pros

    Everyone is smart and has a great training program

    Cons

    Stressful environment and hard work culture


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

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    • 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


  7. Great company

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    • 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


  8. High expectations high reward potential

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    PIMCO - The Bond King

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand, great people, and lots to do.

    Cons

    Place is pretty intense but managing money is a serious business.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have a clear strategy and execute it.


  10. Helpful (3)

    PIMCO is a top tier Investment Management firm with a truly merit based organizational structure

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary Great organization TOP benefits Great leadership

    Cons

    Competitive work environment can lead to difficulties with co-workers


  11. Helpful (2)

    Client Facing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Account Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality and knowledge of employees

    Cons

    lean firm, but is improving in this area



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