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Prudential Reviews

Updated 21 de Nov 2019

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3.5
67%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
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Prudential CEO Charles Lowrey (no image)
Charles Lowrey
83 Ratings
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  • "Obviously if you're more in it for the work life balance then this is your place(in 68 reviews)

  • "Remote location from the main office in Newark(in 62 reviews)

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  1. "Very solid employer, if not stable"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay was competitive, the benefits were mostly excellent (except healthcare, being the now common high deductible tied to an HSA). Having good paid time off, able to sometimes work remote, an actual pension, stock purchasing, and a very good work-life balance is very nice. Nearly all senior executives are excellent, smart, open, caring people, and I worked directly with several. There are many great people... who care about clients, especially in sales, client relations, even claims.

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    Cons

    Heavily bloated middle management, with many people who create their own work and covet what they have to stay relevant and employed, many of them Peter Principle incompetent. Company restructures every 2 years or so, which creates anxiety, curbs productivity. Ageism likely a factor. If you are over about 50 and not a performer in sales or an exec, you are a prime candidate to be purged in one of these... restructures. Serious concerns about this company's future. They will be around for another 100 years, they will survive, but disruption due to technological advancements (e.g. someone under 40 more interested in using an app based on algorithms than having any connection at all to a big company like Pru) will hit this company hard in book keeping, record keeping, client relations, even marketing jobs in the 2020's and beyond.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting good people who actually produce, and seriously look at just how boated your company is in the middle and ask yourself, look for yourself, at what your staff really does, what is really needed.

    Prudential2019-11-20
  2. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Internship 

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Nice office and benefits. Nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Works are not very challenging.

    Prudential2019-11-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work, just not get ahead"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Newark, NJ
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Colleagues and longevity make it a good place to work

    Cons

    currently undergoing "transformational" change

    Prudential2019-11-14
  4. "Changing Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to new tools, technology. Company-sponsored annual technical training. Pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Instability due to VSP - lots of employees are leaving with no clear plan for the immediate future of those who are staying. Senior Management which concentrates on unrealistic deliverables, interested only in bringing the project to completion.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from more diverse pool of developers. Show your team that they are valued and respected.

    Prudential2019-11-16
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place for build a career"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good company; good inclusive culture and provided many opportunities in asset management and insurance.

    Cons

    Significant changes taking place. New senior management. D

    Prudential2019-11-14
  6. "Support Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Community, Integrity, a b

    Cons

    Lack of technology, balance a b

    Prudential2019-11-16
  7. "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Associate 

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Company is based in New York

    Cons

    Company is very traditional and conservative.

    Prudential2019-11-17
  8. "Okay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor 

    I worked at Prudential full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent company with good values

    Cons

    Needs more structure For new advisors

    Prudential2019-11-15
  9. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company with strong benefit program.

    Cons

    Not always the easiest company to do business with.

    Prudential2019-11-12
  10. "A"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Developer in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance and Benefits are really good.

    Cons

    Tech is not really up to date on some teams.

    Prudential2019-11-12
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