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PIMCO Analyst Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging but difficult team environment"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intellectual, challenging work, stimulating a

    Cons

    Political, difficult work environment,not collegial

    Advice to Management

    People are you assets


  2. Helpful (1)

    "analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Fullerton, CA

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good workplace to start a new carrear

    Cons

    bad leadership need more improvement on management strategy


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot about investment management no matter what dept you are in

    Cons

    High pressure environment, does not tend to hire from within horizontally

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your circle of competence... bonds


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working to change its culture and be more inclusive

    Cons

    Politics, old boys club, difficult to move up, difficult to achieve work-life balance


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Culture is getting worse"

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can get an good understanding of the financial market, but not much upside potential

    Cons

    The culture is obviously no good - that's also explained by Gross's leave. Long hours of work and not appreciated unless you get the results your boss want - usually the department head will think of a conclusion and you find evidence to prove it, even it is not right.

    Advice to Management

    They shall consider carefully when hiring senior person, a bad hire will screw up the whole department. After a senior hire from a former collapsed company, the team exploded and culture changed dramatically, things and promotions are judged by your relationship with department head instead of your actual work - this is very harmful to the company. People shall again focus on work not politics.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation and health benefits - decent investment products that are easy to market and sell.

    Due to the massive attrition they are now starting to offer retention bonuses. Even though they have plans to lay of employees before bonus time.

    Cons

    Horrid leadership, no direction, very disorganized. Layoffs here and there, senior leadership not in tune with anything. High level executives jumping ship.

    Culture is very superficial at best, managers, VPs, and senior leaders always ask about your background so they can boast about their personal spoon-fed backgrounds.

    No career growth - highly political.

    Advice to Management

    Get in tune with reality. Such disjointed teams and vision cause for massive confusion. Instead of hiring temp employees that quit within months, hire qualified full-time employees to help alleviate work loads that are given due to attrition.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A decently good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst in Newport Beach, CA

    Pros

    Workers are paid well. Company has a trading driven environment and allows lots of flexibility in applying your talent. Managers in general do not push workers as they are mostly busy in working towards their own bonus checks.

    Cons

    Company is heavily trading driven and is under-investing in long term well beings.

    Advice to Management

    Go more team lunches


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Culture is unfriendly"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The on boarding process was great. The new building and workplace supersedes any place I've ever worked at. Everything is brand new and top notch. The benefits are decent.

    Cons

    There is too much office politics and management does not listen to employee concerns. They are lacking in leadership skills across the board. The only feedback you will receive is negative or none at all. Seems they are only concerned about making themselves look good and playing favorites. There's no career development to speak of and it's difficult to move up in the firm. They may promote you to senior status but that comes with no additional responsibility or pay. The culture lacks diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Please develop your managers and make sure they have the skills necessary to lead employees rather than just job knowledge. Create opportunities to grow and develop within the firm to minimize loss of great talent. Treat your employees like they matter instead of like cogs in a wheel.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great resume builder and that's about it."

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    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will have the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the smartest people in the industry. Definitely a place that is challenging and one where you will learn an enormous amount.

    Cons

    Horrible/incompetent management and zero visibility in terms of growth prospects. It is extremely difficult to move within the firm and roles have become extremely specialized and focused on specific tasks. Very fast paced with long hours and very little work/life balance and not so great compensation. Politics will take you places while playing a team sport will only work against you. A very high stress environment leading to constant nightmares. EVERYONE is replaceable. Management will over promise and rarely deliver.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up. Reward and recognize employees for their efforts. Create an environment where growth is encouraged instead of continuously asking for more and more and more while giving zero in return. DO NOT THROW PEOPLE UNDER THE BUS. Stop with the politics and reward individuals who truly are dedicated.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "5 YEARS OF HARD WORK, ZERO PERCENT YIELD"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Prestigious name on your resume but thats about it. Plus if they think they can suck you up for knowledge, they wil throw you lots of money & throw you out like yesterday's garbage.

    Cons

    This is a very toxic environment, popularity contest, senior managers with NO idea on how to run a department, ego-driven, mostly greedy individuals you will ever meet in your life. This place will suck you dry. The people are very mean & cruel, all they do is fight & stick each other in the back.
    They have the worst corporate culture on Wall Street, more horrific than Goldman, Merrill or Morgan. Maybe this firm will fall harder than any of these firms because this is the most Brutal, Toxic, Cruel & Mean Place.
    It has a Superiority Complex. They always tell everyone, if you don't work here, we will replace you in a hearbeat, tons of people waiting on line for your job.
    Also, they have the worst technology & operations dept in the industry. If you are in IT, don't work here, the management sucks, they spend lots of money for very little results. They have the highest expense on consultant fees with very little delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and smell the coffee, read the 360 degree reviews & see who should stay and who should leave this firm.