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PIMCO Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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  1. "Amazing Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    An incredible learning experience for those willing to accept everything as an opportunity to improve.

    Cons

    The cons can be a huge deterrent to some people, but a key asset to some people. Namely, the company politics are extremely ingrained in the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Align the messaging to match the culture. In essence, don't profess to be one company but act like another.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Total Comp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Way above average pay.
    Lots of smart people.
    Great location.
    Support continued education

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, key management turnover, culture not aligned with mission

    Advice to Management

    Support a more collaborative enviornment

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Drama"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Nice office building, in-office cafeteria, great pay/benefits, and in-office gym.

    Cons

    Too much politics, even at the analyst/associate level, hence always watch your back. Some departments can be extremely cliquey to the extent that they are no longer professionals, but rather a bunch of high school girls. I've first-hand witnessed gossiping and strategizing how to make competent new hires get fired, simply because certain people get insecure about their own job security at PIMCO.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more aware of how you are running your team. Be mindful of what is going on in your team before you start losing great people and are left with a bunch of manipulative employees. It will not benefit you, your team, or the company in the long-run.


  4. "IMHO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great connections,

    Cons

    no work life balance, understaffed

    Advice to Management

    increase head count to provide better work life balance for employees


  5. "Best benefits in the business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    20 days paid vacation time + 10 sick days + affordable benefits + ongoing educational opportunities for professional development + great team

    Cons

    Culture depends upon the department

    Advice to Management

    Looks like you've been listening to employee feedback. Keep up the great work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Very talented and bright individuals. Amazing opportunities and generally great managers who support their direct reports. Great resources and support system in business school transition.

    Cons

    Too many individuals who are toxic at the manager roles (rather than a balance... can't be perfect I understand). Countless individuals at the Associate level have left the firm because they were not permitted to grow internally (i.e. Transition into other roles after several years in the current seat).

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look into the individuals who manage the associates. They are draining your resources ($) and losing a lot of talented associates because they are not permitted to grow in the firm due to headcount issues. Good luck Manny...


  7. "Newport Beach Full Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As far as I am concerned, my job is full of innovation and challenge.
    South Cali is wonderful, the weather is perfect

    Cons

    Nothing for the moment, n

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to note

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging, smart co-worker, under valued PA team."

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Portfolio Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot to learn in bond investment and portfolio management in early years of career. Very deep bench on the trading floor.

    Cons

    Management decides to make it very difficult for Portfolio Associates to promote into trader/junior PMs. Most of recruits come from MBA target schools.

    Advice to Management

    PAs need to be fairly rewarded on the trading floor.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment is well structured and therefore predictable. Colleagues are amicable. Workload is reasonable. Work-life balance is reasonable.

    Cons

    Though management presents itself initially as transparent, this is not always actually the case. Some promises are made that are then ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest and direct with employees concerning areas such as vacation, benefits, overtime, etc., though overall things are run very fairly


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Portfolio Associate"

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    Former Employee - Portfolio Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Portfolio Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of hands-on experience in running a portfolio

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, bad atmosphere due to lay-offs and outflows, odd hours (in NB where you are in the office often before 5am)


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