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Prudential Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
729 Reviews
3.4
729 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance is good but still depends on what team you belong (in 91 reviews)

  • Good benefits package - new employees are still eligible for a pension (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance of sales will drive most to leave within the first few years (in 26 reviews)

  • 15 appoiuntments unless is is your personal friends and family (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to be, really allows you to grow and seek out that which you are most interested in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuary
    Current Employee - Actuary

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Very good salary, bonus, benefits, etc. Very entreprenurial atmosphere, often willing to let you go "off topic" a bit to work on other areas of interest

    Cons

    Pretty few in reality, runs a bit lean on staff sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great working experience, good salary

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in Newark, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    company culture - everybody is very supportive and friendly
    benefit
    work-life balance

    Cons

    location
    bonus can be small compared to other financial firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't really have any advice to the management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better corporate culture than most big financials....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Roseland, NJ (US)
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Roseland, NJ (US)

    I worked at Prudential as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I had two tours of duty at Prudential, employee and consultant - nice work environment, better culture and benefits than most. People tend to stay there awhile - that should tell you something.

    Cons

    Because of the NJ nexus, salary is a bit less than one might expect coming out of NYC. I found that being closer to home made up for the difference in time and commutation expense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the downsides to the Newark / Roseland focus is lack of competition for the best and brightest - as a result, folks settle in to jobs for the long haul, and it does stifle creativity and advancement. Let's find a way to shake things up so performers can move up before they leave the firm...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Work life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Unlike most companies, Pru really commits to making sure their employees have a work life balance. They also give time to train their employees well. Prudential is committed to their employees growth.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't the best and the bonus could better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not as agile or high performing as some financial services companies, but everything else is top tier.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Roseland, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Roseland, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Great benefits, reputation, brand, and mobility.

    Cons

    Focus more on benefits than salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Training Stipend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in East Brunswick, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in East Brunswick, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Large company with over 100 years of existence.

    Cons

    It's easy to get lost in a large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work out the kinks with the FPA program to avoid a high level of frustration with new potential employees that earn $0.00 while working up to a first commission.

  8.  

    Great benefits, stable company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Specialist in Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Specialist in Newark, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, career development programs

    Cons

    Slower career advancement, older equipment (computers, email, etc.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Bloomington, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Bloomington, IL (US)

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Support their workers. Offer scholarships to children.

    Cons

    Requires hard work and often evenings & weekends to meet clients availablity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to financially compensate for service work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Finance Internship Program Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Newark, NJ (US)
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Newark, NJ (US)

    I worked at Prudential as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing senior management exposure throughout the program. Really quality internship experience, lots of training throughout the summer. My "intern position" felt like an actual job. HUGE focus on team work and talent development. Just a really great environment to work in. Relaxed, but competitive. Lots of opportunity for personal growth. Sign-on bonus for interns, plus good pay and overtime. I met the CFO, CEO, and many high level executives.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Some people in the program were family members of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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