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PIMCO CEO Emmanuel Roman
Emmanuel Roman
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "Really smart people, entrepreneurial environment, great energy in the Austin office, opportunity to contribute and make an impact at all levels(in 28 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is reasonable(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor work life balance, poor chances to move up(in 30 reviews)

  • "The firm has always run lean and at times the work load can be challenging, requiring long hours or work on the weekend(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging & Rewarding"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging, fast-paced, learn from the best, reach your potential

    Cons

    Can be stressful, long hours

  2. "Changing firm"

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

    I worked at PIMCO full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Investment talent, respected firm in industry

    Cons

    roles outside of portfolio management not as highly valued

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Love this place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good growth opportunities if you work hard

    Cons

    smaller number of employee leads to larger work loads

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Very corporate"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Smart people to work with

    Cons

    Full time pay is low compared to other tech companies Very corporate (formal dress) environment Bad work life balance Financial company, so developers aren't seen as important as money makers

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits/Disfunctional groups"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Best in class benefits, hands down bar none.

    Cons

    Politics politics politics. Lots of employees that are just milking the system. Many at the management level just playing marketing games.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "PIMCO Technology and Digital"

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

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    PIMCO has made a serious commitment to Tech and their Digital Transformation. New CTO, new office in Austin w/ a goal of adding 200 folks (mainly PIMCO Tech), a new head of digital and a CEO who is committed to the multiyear effort to get it done right. The next few years is going to be a huge opportunity for employees in PIMCO Tech as they architect a common core platform, development process, and data models to...

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    Cons

    There are legacy platforms, systems and processes that they are starting to address and that will take some time to get it right. Having been in the industry for close to 20 years this is not a unique problem for PIMCO Tech. You will fin degrees of it across all the big asset managers. The big thing is how they address it. For those looking for a challenge and open to rolling up your sleeves this is something worth considering....

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to be passionate and persistent in the pursuit for growing the business and putting the right tech and digital capabilities in place.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Work with smart, driven professionals

    Cons

    Slow career progression and operationally heavy. Little room for creativity outside specific job function

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in young talent

  8. Helpful (3)

    "VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Broad role; lots of responsibility

    Cons

    Politics; back biting; excessive work; tense environment

    Advice to Management

    Build trust among colleagues

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating, high-performance culture, work flexibility, vacation time

    Cons

    performance not tied to compensation, logistically operates as a small business

  10. Helpful (6)

    "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PIMCO

    Pros

    Surrounded by incredibly intelligent colleagues. Everyone is type-A, driven personality.

    Cons

    Salaries are low, culture equates long hours. You will never be home and you’ll work on weekends. This place will take you out without a care.

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