PIMCO Account Manager Associate

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 - 8:40pm

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 10, 2013 - 5:10am

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

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Jan 15, 2013 - 9:58am

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 - 11:36am

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 - 8:07pm

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

Feb 17, 2013 - 1:41am

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.

Jan 8, 2016 - 12:43pm

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 3, 2016 - 5:56pm

Interview at PIMCO for Account Associate position (Originally Posted: 05/06/2012)

Has anyone recently interviewed at PIMCO for the Account Associate position? I have a phone interview coming up and I'm really panicking, heard that they are really technical with their questions. HR suggested me to read up on bond duration, quantitative easing, and the macroecomics of today's economy. There's so much to study that I'm just not sure how I can master all these concepts in just a few days. If anyone could provide some insights and tips it would be greatly appreciated!!! I'm so nervous!!

Feb 3, 2016 - 6:01pm

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 - 6:04pm

PIMCO Account Manger Intern - MBA (Originally Posted: 01/08/2016)

Hey Guys,
Have an interview coming up with PIMCO for an Account Management internship. It would be great if anyone who's interviewed with them before for this role has any tips as to how I should go about preparing and what I need to focus on.
Thanks,
Ananda

Feb 3, 2016 - 6:05pm

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 - 6:06pm

PIMCO Account Analyst SA (Originally Posted: 03/03/2013)

Is the PIMCO Account Analyst position basically an Investor relations position? Does anyone know what they do on a day-to-day basis? I have an offer but I'm trying to figure out what exactly the role entails.

Feb 3, 2016 - 6:07pm

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 - 6:13pm

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 - 6:11pm

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 - 6:12pm

Guys for which location did you receive an offer? I got an offer as well for account SA.
I think that the role would mainly entail checking trades, do reporting and assisting clients with queries.
I noticed most of the interns got offers in account rather than in the product area.

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