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Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014
186 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Professional Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Prudential in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    process was 3 weeks, wanted the project 200 so they could figure out potential clients. promoting themselves way to much. I felt they were trying to get as many people to fill position. my buddy from college was offered as well he turned it down as well

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    dont feel comfortable asking friends and family to purchase policys form me. also fully commission. not fully full time for 6 months.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    STD Claims Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Prudential.

    Interview Details

    Called for a phone interview first and then an on site interview. Was a basic interview and very easy questions. Phone interview lasted about 5 minutes and interview about 30m. Was made an offer while driving home from the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • basic interview questions such as: name a time you had to give unfavorable news and how did you overcome this.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Group Hiring Process. A lot of time selling the company. Utilized a screening software to determine if someone was aggressive enough. Everyone was very cordial and high energy. The Interviewer did make a point to everyone to discuss this opportunity with their spouse and how important it was for a total commitment. Also indicated that there was about a 90% drop out rate within a year.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was the financial backing for the building phase.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    No Salary and did not have monies set aside for the building process

    Declined Offer
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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Prudential.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed on campus originally where I was asked about general behavioral questions. We went over my resume and was asked to elaborate on some of my resume points. Later we had a random discussion about an online website I used and how his wife and son were addicted to the same site. I didn't hear back for like 3 weeks and then received a call to come in the next day. The on site interview was two 30min interviews with two people at the time. The next day I got the offer. Never had a technical question.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Associate, Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    one round of phone interview, on site interview with 5 people. Better to get internal referral to increase the success rate. Interview is half half on behavior question and technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Professional Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Prudential.

    Interview Details

    Interview with HR recruiter, training manager and sales manager. Both training manager and sales manager pretend that they are the Principal, but neither is, and you probably won't meet the branch principal for months. If you can meet the background check requirements (ie) you are not a convicted felon still on probation; and you say you can pay for your training upfront, and also say that you are willing to sell the 5 policies to your family and friends; you will get accepted. Pru is making money off of you and you will have to pay them for your series 6 and 63 exams, and for email access, etc... They don't tell you that the 5 accounts and $7500 in GDR is really about $800,000 in policy sales; and those 5 family and friends who you convince to help you out to get a new job will never speak to you again; after they start feeling the pinch of those high Pru premiums and service charges galore; for a policy that they can't get out of for the rest of their lives; without possibly ruining their credit.

    Interview Questions
    • You have to complete a Project 200 list where you list 200 of your family and friends, and contacts that you will attempt to sale insurance to. They will ask you when and how soon you can sell as many of these people as you can sell life insurance policies too.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    One way, and you sign an employment agreement that they will not give you a copy of (excuse is that you will get a copy after the managing principal signs off); but you will never get a copy; so you can't sue them later on.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, RI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Prudential in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    First met recruiter at a job fair, then filed out a fairly detailed application online. After completion of application I had to complete a sales assessment online. After I completed the assessment I did not hear anything for three weeks, then I received a random call from the recruiter offering me an in person interview.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Received a better offer from another financial firm.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Financial Professional Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Prudential in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    They found me through an external job board site. Said they wanted to schedule an interview after completing a series of questionnaires, two to be exact, to see if I was suited for the job and their company. Filled it out. Went to the interview. They talked more than I did. The only questions they asked were how big was my network in Los Angeles and if I could leverage that network to sell their product, life insurance. All commissioned based salary. Said I had to pay for certification and some additional schooling, etc. They were nice enough, but from what I could tell, they were trying to sell themselves more than I was and from what it seemed, they were more interested in tapping my social network, ie my friends and family, to sell them life insurance.

    Interview Questions
    • How large is your network in Los Angeles? And could you sell them our policies?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't want to sell insurance to my friends and family. And the salary was totally commissioned based. Didn't seem like a wise choice to follow through

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Manager of Financial Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Prudential.

    Interview Details

    Typically 3-5 interviews with territory management and local management. Some are very structured asking about past experience, most are more focused on current skills and vision. They also have you do a variety of background and drug tests to make sure your not a criminal which I guess is good. Although the education and employment verification process is very slow.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation, they only offer you 1 option and you either take it or leave it. There is no transition money given either which can be very difficult if moving from another company.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    N/A Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Prudential.

    Interview Details

    Generic interview process. Internal hiring makes it difficult to obtain perm. employment. No surprises. Very friendly yet professional. Standard security and escort procedure. Interviewed by 3 execs and spoke with 2 admins.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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