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www.pimco.com
Newport Beach, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1971
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Finance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Legg Mason, Fidelity Investments, BlackRock
Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) is fixated on fixed-income products. With more than $1.55 trillion of assets under management (as of September 30, 2016), the company is one of the world's foremost bond fund managers. PIMCO oversees more than ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Newport Beach, CA
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    I have been working at PIMCO (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance.
    - Company is in process of technically evolving which creates opportunities for A+ employees.
    - Culture and values of the company are strong. People are generally nice.

    Cons

    Lack of young talent. Overall lots of contractors and less full time employees. While the hiring criteria for full time positions is tough, the contracting positions typically have a less strict hiring criteria.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in younger talent. Be more critical in your hiring. Push for new ways to simplify and solve the problems.

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PIMCO Interviews

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    Account Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PIMCO.

    Interview

    I applied online and waited about a week and a half to hear back.
    Once I heard back I had a first round phone interview with an Account Associate in CA. First we walked through my resume, experience, etc, then dove into economic questions. It was a cut and dry interview, very stiff, not friendly or conversational at all. I ended up not getting that role.

    Two weeks later another account associate role opened and HR reached out to me. I interviewed on the phone for that role as well. Once again it started with an Account Associate in CA. I passed that round then had another round on the phone. After both phone interviews I was brought into their NYC office for an in person interview. You have an hour long exam on the computer and then I met with 4 people, 2 sets of 2. They were friendly and we had a good conversation. Ultimately my fixed income skills weren't where they needed to be and I didn't get an offer.

    Make sure you have really good follow up questions and fun facts for when they ask "what is important about you that isn't on your resume"

    Interview Questions

    • Why PIMCO? What are you following in the markets? How do you expect the new administration to impact markets? Please tell us 4 headlines you read in the news today and why they are important. What economic events are on the calendar this week and how do you expect them to impact the markets?   Answer Question
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