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Prudential Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
707 Reviews
3.4
707 Reviews
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Prudential Chairman and CEO John R. Strangfeld
John R. Strangfeld
372 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Excellent career potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Newark, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    The large corporate environment has a great deal of potententional. Managers are available to assist and maintain development. Flexible work arrangements and a commitment to improved quality of life generate a more devoted and happy workplace. Compensation is very comparable to the market.

    Cons

    Movement can be slow at the corporate level, due to the large organizational structure. Because of the PTO policy, most staff come to work when sick rather than forfeiting a PTO day which combines sick & vacation days. Annual reviews are looked at as a task rather than as a process to improve the employee, or recognize a job well done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a sick day policy. Recognize top talent and reward/promote quickly. Perform reviews more than once annually.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunities for Growth

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

    I worked at Prudential full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked with Prudential Mortgage Capital Company. Was provided several opportunities to expand my skill above what I was originally hired to do. PMCC looks for opportunities to expand the skill set of its team members.

    Cons

    Top down driven organization that could benefit from grass roots input.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek opportunities to strengthen the bond between employees. Discover opportunities to enhance employee buy in into the mission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Actuarial Summer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Hartford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Hartford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    I had a lot of support and there was plenty of interesting work. The people were also great and I attended a few outings.

    Cons

    It was only for the summer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Respectful environment, fair compensation, good benefits

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great company

    • 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

    -Everyone is very nice, friendly, wants you to succeed
    -Many opportunities for growth
    -Very diverse
    -Great cafeteria with reasonable prices
    -Security parking, buses between buildings and train station

    Cons

    -I can't think of any t the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dresher, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dresher, PA (US)

    I worked at Prudential full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, professional atmosphere. Helpful people and personal accountability.

    Cons

    Mostly big corporate stuff...Cliques, secrets, may sometimes feel like a machine cog. Chance at poor local management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company.
    Great benefits.
    Lots of perks and it can be a good place.

    Cons

    They screwed a lot of newer agents with a contract change in the middle of their current one to go statutory sooner than what they signed for. If you are new to being a financial advisor the first few years are crucial and you're not making a lot of money. Having the rug pulled from under you to get the privilege of paying for a cube and your E&O way sooner than you can afford to. I can't tell you how many people have left because they end up workin for free, after they have blown up their personal finances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about doing more to support and retain your new org. I know there are competitors that start newer people with a small base until you get along in the business. Pru loses good people because they can't afford the job. How about getting better training and licensing. The training is a stupid online training that pertains to next to nothing related to the job, and the in class CDP training is worthless. Better licensing gives your reps better tools and arms them to become better investment and retirement specialists that prudential wants to become. Rather than the minimum licensing to just get them onboard and see what happens if they can make it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Prudential Response

    Jan 26, 2015Social Media Manager

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  9.  

    Work Life Balance

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

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    work-life balance
    Good benefit
    Easy schedule of work

    Cons

    Better of working at Washington DC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pretty swell, overall.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Proposal Specialist in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Proposal Specialist in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cash money in da bank.

    Cons

    Insurance is so Lloyds of Londonesque.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to get to Machu Picchu, you've got to take the Inca Trail. That's a metaphor, but so much more.

    ...I just learned that you can ride a bus up there. Bummer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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