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Dec 20, 2011 - 3:46pm

Depends on what you want to do and what your goal is. For me it would be PIMCO hands down.......actually what will you be doing there? That is key

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Dec 20, 2011 - 5:27pm

Yeah, whats the position at pimco? At least the department or desk.

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Sep 21, 2012 - 1:19pm

Hi guys,

I'd like to revisit this post as I am in a similar position as pineboltz and wanted to hear the group's thoughts. Hypothetically, what role would you select -- PIMCO or RBC?

General things about my situation:
- non target school
- Used MBA to switch careers into finance

RBC - Investment Management
- Location: Minneapolis
- Have great relationships within the group
- will sponsor my CFA
- probably is a great career jump starter with opportunities down the road in or out of Minnesota

PIMCO - Associate (Operations)
- Newport Beach
- foot in the door at one of the best investment management firms out there
- candidates who outperform in operations might have potential to move over to account management or PM

What I'm trying to figure out is what is the better career move? At RBC, I'd already be doing the fixed income analysis and building experience in the area I'd like to end up in. With PIMCO, it's a more prestigious name and if I ride the pine for a few years, there is a possibility of moving over to better roles. One thing to consider, however, is that RBC does not seem to mind that I'm a non target, however PIMCO does -- hence the reason for the operations role. I'm not sure if the non-target is an issue down the road with PIMCO, but it might be.

So menial role at amazing company? Great role at above average company? Live near the north pole for a few years and then see what my prospects are? Embrace my non-targetness and enjoy the PIMCO operations pay scale and enjoy the view from my office? Any thoughts?

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