PIMCO Reviews

Updated 24 Jul 2020

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3.8
67%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
Approve of CEO
PIMCO CEO Emmanuel Roman
Emmanuel Roman
65 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people help you learn quickly and want to help(in 44 reviews)

  • "Great experience to learn about fixed income(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you don't know how to create your own work/life balance this may not be the place for you, but it's there if you know how to take advantage of it(in 34 reviews)

  • "Sometimes have to work long hours(in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Passionate Employees"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experts in Fixed Income Good Work Life Balance Good Pay Good benefits of employment Fantastic offices Huge emphasis on teaching

    Cons

    Steep learning curve Demanding work environment A lot of expectation of learning and getting CFA A lot of responsibility for a junior

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  2. "Used to be great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Development Manager in London, England

    I worked at PIMCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High calibre people. Successful products

    Cons

    Went badly downhill. Super profitable firm, yet underinvested in headcount


  3. "Ok place"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You work with intelligent people

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics!

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "nice place. ruthless"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ops 

    I worked at PIMCO full-time

    Pros

    some nice people here clever too

    Cons

    very silo'd and untrustworthy people

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic culture, long hours, stressful, unrewarding"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Big brand, opportunity to learn from smart thinkers

    Cons

    High turnover, poor management, arrogant leadership and out of touch

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Negative Culture"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PIMCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice office on Baker Street Challenging and interesting work in the trading floor High profile organisation

    Cons

    Lots of politics, negativity, no collaboration as culture is every man for himself. Treated as a commodity and no career advancement unless you’re one of the favoured few noticed by the CIOs. They put people and teams purposely in conflict to see who comes out on top. As a result, there is a lot of backstabbing. Even if management like you, if they’re an MD they are tied to the profits of the business so will never rock the boat as it might impact their share in the distribution of the bonus. While I met some great people while working there, generally the trading floor is a very unfriendly place, no one speaks to each other, everyone is competing and backstabbing to get their next promotion or bonus. No management whatsoever of people.

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  7. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    Smart people, good work ethic

    Cons

    No real issues right now

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  8. "Good place"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people at the company

    Cons

    intense environment at the company

  9. "Very professional invesment professionals"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PIMCO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some of the best and smartest investors in the business.

    Cons

    minimal resources and very high workload. Too much politics.

  10. "Poor career progression"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, great if you want to get into an MBA

    Cons

    Limited chances of moving from associate to investment professional

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