PIMCO Account Manager Associate

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Has anyone recently interviewed for the PIMCO Summer Account manager position. How are the interview questions? Is it standard IM question or mostly technical? Also, can anyone expand on how the different groups operate(i.e Client Services Group, Consulting Relationship groups, Business Development Group)? Thanks.

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Jan 3, 2013

I have not but I am gunning hard for PIMCO. If I find out anything I will let you know. Are you asking for the MBA position or undergrad/do you have OCR/have you already applied and/or heard from HR?

Jan 3, 2013

Prangs, much appreciated I've reached out to alumni there but I want to educate myself a little more before I talk to them. Yes, I have OCR and I've heard back from them. I have an interview for a MBA summer internship in a few weeks. Good luck and I'll let you know if I found out more info about the positions.

Jan 3, 2013

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Jan 10, 2013
pedubz:

Prangs, much appreciated I've reached out to alumni there but I want to educate myself a little more before I talk to them. Yes, I have OCR and I've heard back from them. I have an interview for a MBA summer internship in a few weeks. Good luck and I'll let you know if I found out more info about the positions.

PIMCO is very meticulous in its interview. Because they are a lean group of elites, they tend to try to harvest as much information they can out of you. They won't ask too many fit, maybe one or two questions regarding background. However, they will ask a lot of technicals (even in phone interviews) and general macro views, so you'd better prepare so that you know current events, and technicals (alot of Bond Maths, General Finance Technicals, Some math technicals).

Hope this helps. GL

Jan 4, 2013

what school are you at, if i may ask - or what "range" of schools to get an idea?

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Jan 5, 2013

Top 15 west coast.

Jan 5, 2013

Try saying "PIMCO" really fast 20 times in a row. Do you end up saying "'PIMP'Co"

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Jan 15, 2013

pedubz,

Thanks for the heads up. I just had that interview half an hour ago and can confirm every word you mentioned in there. They would really DIG into your thoughts process. Have you done with your interview?

Jan 15, 2013

Oxon,

I just sent you a PM.

Oxon:

pedubz,

Thanks for the heads up. I just had that interview half an hour ago and can confirm every word you mentioned in there. They would really DIG into your thoughts process. Have you done with your interview?

Jan 15, 2013
pedubz:

Oxon,

I just sent you a PM.

Oxon:

pedubz,

Thanks for the heads up. I just had that interview half an hour ago and can confirm every word you mentioned in there. They would really DIG into your thoughts process. Have you done with your interview?

hey pedubz, we were pm-ing earlier. can i pm you and we talk a little about the interview? I'm an undergrad who just submitted the UG application

Jan 17, 2013

Prangs,

Take a look at your inbox. I sent you a PM. I'm still waiting to hear back from PIMCO.

Feb 17, 2013

i have a superday with PIMCO this coming friday after two rounds of phone interviews. Can anyone perhaps shed a little more light on the questions i can expect. I've brushed up on my fixed income math and stats stuff as well as rounded out the edges on macro outlooks for this coming year. I do not know much about financial technicals or what they could possibly be so if someone can PM me any info, I'd very much appreciate it. Thanks.

Nov 1, 2014

Can someone PM me some info on the technical interview and assessment for Account Associate? Many thanks!

Jan 8, 2016

Hi Guys,
Just want to revive this thread as I'm currently an MBA student and have an interview with PIMCO for the Account Manager Internship. Can you please PM me what kinds of questions you were asked and how I should go about preparing?
Thanks,
Ananda

Feb 2, 2016

Does anyone know how long PIMCO takes to get back to interviewees? I had my interview one week ago but have never heard back.

Feb 3, 2016

Are you undergrad or MBA? I haven't either heard back for undergrad,

Feb 3, 2016

Did you already interview for this? I actually could give some tips, as I interviewed with them last year.

Feb 3, 2016

Was this a post-mba position?

Feb 3, 2016

I think this position is generally pre-mba.

Feb 3, 2016

This is pre-mba. I'd be interested if anyone has some suggestions. I'm interviewing for the same position next week. I've gotten the itinerary. I'm meeting with 9 people some individually and some 2 v 1. I understand they ask for macro questions and how you'd invest. I'm curious if anyone is able to add anything else I should be prepared for? Good cop bad cop?

Feb 3, 2016

Alot of technicals (Bond Maths(Duration, Convexity, Implications)), Math (Sum to infinity etc.), and portfolio management (Hedging Duration)). They will also ask alot of current affairs/macro information. I would suggest following PIMCO on facebook, or PIMCO on their websites (especially Bill Gross' statements). PM I could help.

Feb 3, 2016

Yeah, I got questions on those same topics.

Feb 3, 2016

Here are the questions that were asked at the Account Management interview last year. I didn't interview with them, but will interview for a different position:

Interview Questions:
Newport or New York?
Walk me through your resume
Why do you want to work for PIMCO? Why Account Management?
Defined contribution vs. defined benefit plans - explain difference and how liability matching works for pension plans
If you were running the University endowment, what type of asset allocation would your recommend?
What are the components of GDP?
What is duration / convexity? What is "roll down"? Can you give me an example of a security with negative convexity?
What is the Fed's dual mandate? ECB?
What is your view on the US? Europe? Asia?
What types of securities would you recommend for periods of inflation/deflation?
Why is high inflation bad? Why is deflation bad?

Good luck!

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Feb 3, 2016

how people get offers when they don't know what exactly the role entails has always astonished me as a non-target

#hater

on that note though ask this dude on the forums Jochen Miller

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Feb 3, 2016
Prangs:

how people get offers when they don't know what exactly the role entails has always astonished me as a non-target

#hater

on that note though ask this dude on the forums Jochen Miller

Feb 3, 2016

Have you talked to your interviewer or the people in the department?

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Feb 3, 2016

Hey I got an offer as well for account analyst SA. Are you taking it?

Feb 3, 2016

Hey @Ellenbao333 I have a first round interview for account analyst position with PIMCO next week and was wondering what kind of questions you would recommend I can prepare for? I know for the technicals they ask Bond related qs and other financial market and general marco qs, but anything more specific that you may suggest I should prepare for? Thank you!

Feb 3, 2016

Btw, account mgmt is less quant and more marketing and sales. But i was told that the projects still involve much analytical skill. After all, at the intern level, we would be doing pretty much the same thing either in PM or AM

Feb 3, 2016
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