Prudential plc

www.prudential.co.uk

Prudential plc Reviews

Updated 12 January 2015
Updated 12 January 2015
48 Reviews
3.5
48 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Prudential plc Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam
Tidjane Thiam
12 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely hierarchical with outdated management style

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Prudential plc (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relatively good benefits including pension and Share options.

    Cons

    Highly sexist and very hierarchical organization that does not support employee development or growth. Promotions will likely need to be sought outside the company. Culture of blame, and lack of accountability on the part of Directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus needs to be put on having senior executives engage with staff, to increase employee morale, and offer more opportunity for 360 degree feedback to hold managers accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience, Good Management. Managers & seniors very helpful. A good place to work.

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

    I worked at Prudential plc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment. If got stuck with any work related problem, someone was always there to help.

    Cons

    Nothing to say about. Healthy work environment. Extra curricular activities. Everything was there. Hard to find any Cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Review of PPMS (Operations)

    • 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 plc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    * One Team One Goal
    * Good solution-oriented management
    * Colleagues are treated like assets & are HEARD
    * Strong support & confidence from UK stake-holders
    * Helpful & supprotive collegaues

    Cons

    * Looked down upon by other verticals
    * Learning oppurtunities are very sterotyped (basic excel, letter writing, lateral thinking etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Learning oppurtunities could be increased for high performing colleagues to create a future sourcing ground for other verticals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Financial Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Prudential plc part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging and the possibility of great monetary rewards associated with the career

    Cons

    Irregular working hours. A number of expenses as you are building up your leads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear directions towards progression

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent working culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Prudential plc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Encourages innovative thoughts
    Complete ownership of responsibilities
    Employee concern

    Cons

    More employee benefits & perks needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees with good award system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A company squarely focused on growth in Asia

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Executive in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Regional Executive in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Prudential plc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are working in Asia, the crown jewel of the company, then you will find many opportunities for growth, and a chance to work in some of the most vibrant markets in the world.
    Some very bright people at the top
    Importance of UK and the attendant influence are diminishing

    Cons

    Very strong orientation to Agency; over-weighted to this distribution platform.
    Extensive, prolonged, and test-centric evaluation during hiring process.
    Long hours are the norm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional executive management is highly capable and adept at delivering outstanding business performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Prudential is a friendly place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and friendly management

    Cons

    Compensation level is only average

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Great experience.
    Good people.
    Good exposure to the industry.
    Open to ideas from all.

    Cons

    Could take a while to move up the ranks.
    Lots of Excel can be involved - which is ok if you like Excel I guess!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Analyst Programmer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst Programmer in Letterkenny (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Analyst Programmer in Letterkenny (Ireland)

    I worked at Prudential plc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, good work life balance, employee friendly HR policies

    Cons

    could not grow as much as i wanted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to create more opportunities to cross train

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Young sales people create an undercurrent of pressure to sell at all cost

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Prudential plc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I'll say it first. If you are have to choose a career in insurance... it's objectively one of the best choices, this coming from someone who greatly dislikes the industry. That said, their products are costly, meaning often you find yourself selling a suboptimal package from a purely cost perspective
    Learn very quickly
    Builds confidence in people to high pressure
    Training and pressure allows you to build strong bonds which may be the main thing that stops people in the industry from leaving

    Cons

    The job does not discriminate between working and off-work hours
    A sense that you are exploiting your friends
    A strong draw to push aside your morals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Checks and balances + KPIs directly on the quality of sales culture being developed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

Prudential plc Photos

Prudential meeting room

+ Add Photo

Work at Prudential plc? Share Your Experiences

Prudential plc

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.