PIMCO Alt. Credit / Private Strategies

Hi everyone!

I am a junior at a semi-target (UMich / UVA / Notre Dame). I recently recruited into PIMCO's Alt. Credit & Private Strategies group, but there doesn't seem to be much information about this group on WSO / other platforms. Was wondering if anyone had insights into work and culture at this group (general PIMCO culture would also be useful). Appreciate the help!

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  • Intern in AM - FI
Dec 7, 2020 - 3:18am

Thanks, that's nice to hear! By any chance, do you know what the general firm culture is like?

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  • Analyst 2 in IA
Mar 13, 2021 - 11:38pm

Yep, read some articles on the PIMCO blog and you'll notice alts referenced often

  • Intern in HF - Other
Dec 7, 2020 - 9:32am

Anyone know if PIMCO actually enforces hour restrictions for interns? People say they limit it to 40/wk but I don't buy it

  • Intern in AM - FI
Dec 7, 2020 - 9:38am

I've heard that they limit to 40/week too. Personally, I wouldn't mind working a bit more considering that they pay OT. I can't imagine work hours crossing 70 / week for an intern at a buyside shop lol

Mar 13, 2021 - 11:41pm

I interned there last summer in their Account group. They limit interns to 40/wk, yes. I was surprised too, but enjoyed it. From my conversations with interns from previous years, that's also the case when interning in person. Full-time post-graduation in Account leans closer to 55-60/wk. I get why you don't buy it given it's finance, but yeah HR did not like it when interns went above 40.

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  • Rank: Chimp
Jan 16, 2021 - 6:21pm

Hey, Any insight into their interview process and how to prepare for it (esp. for Summer)? Can't find too much info on the group

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