PMI Group
3.2 of 5 17 reviews
www.pmigroup.com Walnut Creek, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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PMI Group Chairman, President, CEO, and COO; Chairman and CEO, PMI Mortgage Insurance Steve Smith

Steve Smith

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Flexible work environment, generous compensation, friendly and professional people.

    Accountant (Former Employee)
    Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsGreat Compensation, and great environment

    ConsBusiness is getting downward. Not much opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI miss the trusting management!

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    PMI is a great place to work!

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsThe work environment is very good.

    ConsCareer advancement and not enough vacation time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a career path for every position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosvery good people and resource management

    Consnothing major has been noted by me

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice People, learned a lot

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBoth management and staff very friendly, good work/life balance, good health care. Regular All Hands meetings are enjoyable and motivate you to help grow the business. Free donut Fridays are great too!

    ConsPay is a bit lower than similar Bay Area companies. There can be too much politics, especially at the vice president level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to your employees! Many high level decisions about the future of the business are made at the VP/SVP level without input from lower level employees.

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    Great people, and a dynamic place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsGreat employees, good pay, awesome vacation package (4 weeks at the door), work life balance.
    They encourage transfers between departments for professional growth.

    ConsIt's a boys' club, men are preferred for promotions over women.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is in run off, so I don't think it matters.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great People. Great career growth opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people
    Challenging projects
    Great benefits and pay
    Good communication from senior management
    Many opportunities to move upward within team or with other teams

    ConsMortgage industry down turn impacted many of the exciting growth related projects that were in planning stages. Project funding slowed down.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    GREAT PEOPLE

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
    Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsGreat work environment in tough economical times. People are always thinking out of the box to get the job done no matter what it takes.

    ConsOnly cons are that this is a bad business to be in the current economy.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep the ship afloat

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Loved my job more than life

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Hartford, CT

    ProsI loved this company and the job more than life itself. I am devastated that they downsized and eliminated my position and area. I had been meeting and exceeding my goals each month.

    ConsThey just had a lay off and an early retirement

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of having peoples jobs eliminated, comissions should have been eliminated until the company regained profitability . the base salary was good and the staff you had would have continued to grow the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    PMI is a great place to work - but it could be better

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsThrough a profit organization, PMI Group puts their employees first. This isn't to say people before revenue, necessarily, but the environment is such that everybody is made to feel just as important as anyone else.

    ConsThey can lean a bit too far on the conservative side. Granted, it's an insurance company - and "ready, aim, shoot" is better than "ready, shoot, aim" - but in some instances they need to find a better balance. I've seen to many projects in "ready, ready, aim, ready, reload ... "

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring more entry-level people into brainstorming. Get the ideas from the people actually doing the work. In theory (and it should be in practice), they know more about what they do than anyone else, so it makes sense to find out what that work is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    "Not really one of the best place in the bay area to work for"

    Claims Assistant (Former Employee)
    Walnut Creek, CA

    ProsExcellent coworkers, excluding the management.

    ConsTo many micro managers. (Claims Manager)

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeek new Claims manager.

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