PMI Group
3.3 of 5 15 reviews
www.pmigroup.com Walnut Creek, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Feb 25, 2014

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60% Approve of the CEO

PMI Group Chairman, President, CEO, and COO; Chairman and CEO, PMI Mortgage Insurance Steve Smith

Steve Smith

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Flexible work environment, generous compensation, friendly and professional people.

Accountant (Former Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat Compensation, and great environment

ConsBusiness is getting downward. Not much opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementI miss the trusting management!

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

IT Manager (Current Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA (US)

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

ProsGood community....at least had it.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementDo something else.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice People, learned a lot

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at PMI Group

ProsBoth 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!

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

Advice to Senior ManagementListen 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.

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PMI too little too late.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA (US)

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

ProsFriendly and knowledgable coworkers and work environment.

ConsToo much middle management and too many time wasting meetings.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake decisions and be transparant.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, and a dynamic place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA (US)

I worked at PMI Group

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is in run off, so I don't think it matters.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great People. Great career growth opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at PMI Group

ProsGreat people
Challenging projects
Great benefits and pay
Good communication from senior management
Many opportunities to move upward within team or with other teams

ConsMortgage industry down turn impacted many of the exciting growth related projects that were in planning stages. Project funding slowed down.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not up to my ability

Asset Allocation (Current Employee)
North Miami, FL (US)

I have been working at PMI Group

ProsLarge organization with mixed management ability

ConsSmall minded execs without taking a stand on issues

Advice to Senior ManagementCan't put in writing

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It's not what you know, but who you know

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA (US)

I worked at PMI Group

Pros* People (the pee-ons) are generally nice
* Decent benefits

Cons* No innovation
* Conservative
* Lack of creativity
* Workload is unmanageable due to lazy Directors that lacks leadership skills
* Lack of autonomy and trust; management rather hear recommendations from expensive consultants/vendors than own employees
* Field sales driven rather than customer driven
* Internal conflicts between management

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of laying off people that actually do the work, maybe the execs ought to get rid of some of the lazy sr. management and directors.

Board of Directors should be ashamed of themselves for driving the company to the ground.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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GREAT PEOPLE

Senior ANALYST (Current Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA (US)

I have been working at PMI Group

ProsGreat work environment in tough economical times. People are always thinking out of the box to get the job done no matter what it takes.

ConsOnly cons are that this is a bad business to be in the current economy.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep the ship afloat

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Claims Assistant (Current Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA (US)

I have been working at PMI Group

ProsGreat work life balance, and flexible schedule. People are nice and friendly.

ConsThere isn't any incentive to go the extra mile. Employees are promoted based on senority.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to raise expectations, standards and have clear communication with employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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