PIMCO Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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77%
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PIMCO CEO Emmanuel Roman
Emmanuel Roman
89 Ratings
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  • "If you don't know how to create your own work/life balance this may not be the place for you, but it's there if you know how to take advantage of it(in 38 reviews)

  • "Intense working environment, long hours(in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Good culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Great people, senior management team that actually cares

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of internal mobility

  2. "It was great for new people to learn in a steady pace"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Provide all kinds of service and activities to make your work efficient, and your life abundant. Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little political things happening

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  3. "Awesome"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and culture

    Cons

    No cons to note here

  4. "Good people, poor culture"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    really hard working people great learning experience good benefits

    Cons

    toxic culture no career pathing uncertain business strategy

  5. "About PIMCO"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Data Science Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Location, connections, opportunities, excellent choice

    Cons

    Long hours, salary, toxic team

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Still small shop minded"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant people Collaborative environment Runs lean on headcount so fair job security

    Cons

    Salary World revolves around Newport Beach No real investment in cultivating talent within Horrible infrastructure and technology for such a huge player in the industry. Old school mindset regarding flex time and women taking time off for family (despite the lip service)

  7. "Exciting place to work if you can handle the stress"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and Salary. Interesting projects building and enhancing trading systems which manage billions of dollars. On the surface the culture is friendly with frequent opportunities for community outreach and decent work/life balance depending on the department. In my experience the technology department has collaborative and friendly people.

    Cons

    Exposure to PMs (Portfolio Managers) and working on trading systems can be a blessing and a curse. It is exciting and rewarding when things are going well, but the experience can quickly turn toxic when something goes wrong. Fast passed and chaotic requirements from the business can lead to a stressful and reactive software engineering experience.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great for Learning, Bad for Advancement"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Portfolio Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Super flat structure allows you to learn directly from some of the smartest people in the business; excellent exposure to a wealth of information

    Cons

    There isn't a track to PM (in spite of what the role sounds like). This is super important to know going into the job.

  9. "Good place to start but not to stay for long"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    know ledge and deal with pressure

    Cons

    difficult to promote and high work pressure

  10. "Respectable name, need an MBA to move up"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Account Associate in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great placement into MBA and looks great on your resume

    Cons

    Can't move up without and MBA. The research and investment roles are reserved for those with a graduate degree or extensive experience.

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