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PIMCO Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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  • "Not much work life balance as far as wfh" (in 28 reviews)

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

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Exceptional coworkers and management teams, much to learn from both
    Equipment and technology is top notch and leading edge
    Great feeling of teamwork and comradery
    Projects are both exciting and challenging

    Cons

    Seems to be more and more focus on development in Austin and unfortunately, I’m in Newport Beach


  2. "Perspective from an infrastructure team (non-investment)"

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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

    PIMCO is a high performing and collaborative culture. The professionals here are among the very brightest in the industry and some of the nicest investment professionals I've had the pleasure of working with (20+ years in asset management).

    PIMCO is lean shop so employees have a high degree of responsibility and there is ample opportunity to take on additional projects to broaden one's experience. Being lean also provides opportunity to have one's work be visible (great for those who want visibility and to be recognized).

    There is a new CTO so there a healthy emphasis on technology. Growth in technology goes beyond quant and data science (every asset manager growing on these fronts) and includes technology infrastructure which is unique relative to PIMCOs competitors.

    Cons

    The downside of being lean can mean for some longer than normal hours. As long as one is aware of this it shouldn't be a problem but if one is expecting to be in at 9:00 and out a 5:00 he/she is going to be disappointed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive momentum seen in the last few years (2016+).

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible place to work, if you enjoy being challenged to grow and stretch daily. Not for the weak or entitled."

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will be challenged. You will grow. You will be stronger and smarter because you work at PIMCO.

    If you have the vision and drive to insert yourself and dedicate time and effort, you can make an impact and have a positive influence.

    The culture is focused around productivity, efficiency and team. Certainly not everyone is going to see eye to eye all the time, however, there is room for discussion and your voice will be heard.

    PIMCO invests in continuing education and talent development to retain and give employees the tools to flourish.

    Management is genuine, has a strategic vision and communicates effectively.

    One of the best positions of my career.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance. The firm has always run lean and at times the work load can be challenging, requiring long hours or work on the weekend.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strategically hire to relieve those that are overloaded.


  4. "Sales Desk in Austin"

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    Current Employee - Account Associate Internal Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Associate Internal Sales in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement especially in Austin as the office grows. Considerable exposure to industry experts and sophisticated market analysis. The Sales Team with US Global Wealth Management has some of the most rapid AUM growth in the industry. Fun group to be a part of.

    Cons

    Nothing to report, it is definitely a culture where people work hard and deliver a high level of performance.


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, good benefit system

    Cons

    Early start, can be bureaucratic


  6. "Associate"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, grow, and excel.

    Cons

    low ceiling unless you attend an IV school and become a portfolio maanger


  7. "Challenging work environment"

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

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    Uniquely challenging and intense environment

    Cons

    Complicated corporate structure with unclear growth potential

  8. Helpful (1)

    "no benefits"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Newport beach is a great location.

    Cons

    PIMCO has their assistants start as temps so you don't receive health benefits until around 6 months. Considering most assistants are females this seems fairly discriminatory and and ugly practice for a finance company. Wages are not even market value.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Depends on the group and location"

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

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

    Pros

    Brand recognition
    Exposure to macro economic research and thought leadership
    Developing investment skills
    Market insights
    Exposure to a broad range of investment products

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted and gain additional responsibilities
    Professional development is limited

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the culture, accurate attribution of results and professional development


  10. "Great place to work and learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work. Very day is challenging.
    Lot of exposure to technology

    Cons

    Nothing as such. Location is not great.


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