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PIMCO Reviews

Updated March 24, 2018
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  • Not much work life balance as far as wfh (in 27 reviews)

  • no work life balance, understaffed (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Account Associate"

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

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture that is at the forefront of thought leadership and rewards performance.

    Cons

    Difficult to move departments laterally


  2. "Great place to start"

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

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    -Great exposure to markets and PMs
    -Given responsibility early

    Cons

    -Had a focus on internal politics and busy work rather than actual areas of growth
    -Need an MBA to continue career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Provide career growth opportunities for associates without requiring them to go back to school.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Have Worked"

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    Former Employee - BDS Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - BDS Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, education, resume builder. You get to work with the smartest people in the world, bar none. Access to information about financial markets and geopolitics is incredible and the overall professionalism is world class. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    The culture can be very intense, competitive, and is even described as "Constructive Paranoia". Hours can be quite long.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Product Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary and good benefits for employees

    Cons

    Too much office politics and hard work


  5. "Fair compensation"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and beautiful office

    Cons

    A lot of office politics

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the hard workers


  6. "Senior Admin Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great health benefits, competitive end of year bonus structure. Good growth potential.

    Cons

    Long hours, ultra conservative corporate culture, co-workers are smart but present themselves as extremely entitled.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to be actively working to fix the corporate culture by allowing more flexibility in work hours, location, and breaking up the office monotony but more could be done to push that through to all areas and departments.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. A lot of very smart people. Location, location, location.

    Cons

    Depending on your manager work/life balance challenges. A lot of opportunity to improve teamwork and collaboration. A lot of high level defections.

    Advice to Management

    Dig a little deeper in to why there has been so much turnover.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    very talented people and great location

    Cons

    too political
    horrible HR department led by poor leadership

    Advice to Management

    please get new leader in HR


  9. "Great culture in areas"

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

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

    Pros

    Training, support, people, benefits, fast paced, diversity of work

    Cons

    none if you enjoy working hard with smart people and get along easily with all kinds of personalities


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    very hard working people here

    Cons

    crazy politics, favoritism up the wazoo


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