Prudential Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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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. Helpful (2)

    actuarial analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ (US)

    I worked at Prudential (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefit package is decent and reasonable.
    Plenty of promotion opportunities if working hard.
    Training is good.

    Cons

    Work load could get very stressful depending on the team you belong to.
    Hard to find the right contact person from other building.
    No life for family if in the wrong team.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers could get emotional and hard to communicate.
    Sometimes too many unnecessary meetings.
    Some managers got promoted because of certification but doesn't really have good leadership.

  2. I manage various projects through the organization

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

    I have been working at Prudential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are very flexible and understanding while fostering an environment of growth. They have a lot of non monetary benefits which cater to individual and their families.

    Cons

    Like most companies, politics and egos can get in the way of individual ideas. As a large company there are certain aspects which they are unorganized at but are working to resolve.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promot diversity within the work place while ensuring everyone feels like they are a part of the big picture plan.

  3. Helpful (1)

    They are winners

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT (US)

    I have been working at Prudential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management and flexibility. Plenty of opportunities for growth if you work hard.

    Cons

    Innovation is something that takes months to move forward. They hope to change with a new division

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  5. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Prudential

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was decent, great employees to work with, as a contract worker I was treated with respect and given autonomy to do my job

    Cons

    They are outsourcing a lot of jobs overseas now and thus, are eliminating jobs in the U. S. It takes an act of Congress to get them to implement even minor changes to processes.

    Advice to Management

    Service to customers is handled much better when left on shore. Implement a process to listen to employee suggestions and follow up with them.

  6. Law Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Attorneys made sure interns are trained and get interesting assignments. strongly recommend

    Cons

    nothing. i really enjoyed my experience interning at this company

  7. Financial Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Overland Park, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Overland Park, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Building of a business that is yours. It is extremely rewarding to know you've done a great service to your clients for their financial futures. Training is good.

    Cons

    Ever since the Dodd-Frank bill compliance has been much more strenuous, time-consuming, and onerous. Our compliance people do a good job and keep you up with training but it is a drag on building your business.

    I feel it takes longer than it should to build the residuals required to really keep your business running through the ups and downs. You just need to be there when your clients need you.

  8. Helpful (1)

    financial profesdional

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

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Flexibility, management, money is decent once you get good ng

    Cons

    Hard to find new clients

  9. Helpful (2)

    Good company with great products

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

    I have been working at Prudential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom, you make your own schedule. Great products to represent to clients. Huge amount of current clients to reach out to and grow your business

    Cons

    Management styles conflicted with one another. Lack of training when starting out. The work never ends, you are building a business and it can eat away at personal life.

    Advice to Management

    management constantly rolled out new initiatives and focuses but we're rarely followed up on. You waste a lot of time with upper management to keep their schedules full.

  10. Deadweight Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is good

    Cons

    No ability to move up, company prefers to hire from the outside for every senior position.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure management

    Prudential Response

    Apr 16, 2015Senior Staffing Specialist

    We appreciate your candid feedback. If you would like to discuss this further we are interested in hearing from you. Please email us [email protected]

  11. Marketing Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Shelton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Shelton, CT (US)

    I have been working at Prudential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with okay salary, good benefits and bonus. Good people and flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Great company overall but their middle management has no structure. Each manager has their own style and seems to manage their teams however they want. Senior management often is disconnected and has no idea what is going on. They all talk the good talk of career planning, but there is really very little advancement from within. There seems to be a lack of willingness to promote from within or give anyone a chance to prove themselves. Any position (according to HR) must be posted and almost always ends up being filled by an outside candidate.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your middle managers and how they are managing, many have no experience and are holding back good employees. Take a chance on the great employees you have instead of always looking outside.

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