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PMI Group Reviews

Updated 23 February 2015
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PMI Group Chairman, President, CEO, and COO; Chairman and CEO, PMI Mortgage Insurance Steve Smith
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  1. Great people, but need some fresh perspectives

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PMI Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with here was extremely nice, even as the company was going through tough times. They generally treated their employees well, with company events, decent hours, and so on. It wasn't an extremely stressful place to work. Salary was good.

    Cons

    I didn't feel that the management prioritized talent and ideas over experience. Employees who had been with the company longest tended to get promotions. A few employees with completely unrelated company experience were promoted into roles they knew nothing about (e.g. an HR rep becoming an IT manager, that sort of thing). The company structure didn't allow for a lot of innovation.

  2. Great place to work and wonderful people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA (US)

    I worked at PMI Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to learn and grow and transfer between departments

    Cons

    Mistakes that senior management made led to many lay-offs.

  3. Positive experience overall, given that the company experienced financial hardship during the real estate downturn.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA (US)

    I worked at PMI Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Environment set by upper level management was very positive, and encouraged loyalty to the company. It felt like working with family members - very little company politics went on and colleagues mostly supported one another.

    Cons

    Limited resources led to sporadic training, expense curtailment, etc. Morale decreased over time as we were hit with budget cuts and layoffs.

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  5. great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PMI Group full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very good people and resource management

    Cons

    nothing major has been noted by me

  6. not very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Packing and Crating in Homestead, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Packing and Crating in Homestead, FL (US)

    I have been working at PMI Group part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love shipping and packing

    Cons

    Managers play favorites here. There is a strong presence of families members working together

    Advice to Management

    Change management

  7. Flexible work environment, generous compensation, friendly and professional people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Walnut Creek, CA (US)

    I worked at PMI Group full-time (more than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Compensation, and great environment

    Cons

    Business is getting downward. Not much opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    I miss the trusting management!

  8. Was a good place to work....no longer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Walnut Creek, CA (US)

    I have been working at PMI Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good community....at least had it.

    Cons

    Lost its way.....now we're living the result.

    Advice to Management

    Do something else.

  9. Nice People, learned a lot

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PMI Group

    Pros

    Both management and staff very friendly, good work/life balance, good health care. Regular All Hands meetings are enjoyable and motivate you to help grow the business. Free donut Fridays are great too!

    Cons

    Pay is a bit lower than similar Bay Area companies. There can be too much politics, especially at the vice president level.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees! Many high level decisions about the future of the business are made at the VP/SVP level without input from lower level employees.

  10. PMI too little too late.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA (US)

    I worked at PMI Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and knowledgable coworkers and work environment.

    Cons

    Too much middle management and too many time wasting meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions and be transparant.

  11. Great people, and a dynamic place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA (US)

    I worked at PMI Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees, good pay, awesome vacation package (4 weeks at the door), work life balance.
    They encourage transfers between departments for professional growth.

    Cons

    It's a boys' club, men are preferred for promotions over women.

    Advice to Management

    Company is in run off, so I don't think it matters.

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