Prudential Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Prudential Chairman and CEO John R. Strangfeld
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance is good but still depends on what team you belong (in 91 reviews)

  • Very good benefits once you become a full time employee (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • NO WORK LIFE BALANCE FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN ACCOUNTING/FINANCE: (in 26 reviews)

  • friends and family) right from the start (in 8 reviews)

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  1. none

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Own boss for most part

    Cons

    No backup from main company

    Advice to Management

    None

    Prudential Response

    Jul 22, 2015 – Social Media Community Manager

    Your comment is very important to us. We encourage you to email us at staffing@prudential.com to address your concern.


  2. Claims Examiner

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner in Roseland, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    After a year you can move on to other department. Folks are friendly,

    Cons

    Management is only concerned with numbers. The metrics are terrible


  3. Helpful (6)

    Financial Professional Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited growth Attractive income Expansive network Good place for career transition Excellent benefits Prudential carries a good reputation Good place for hard working and ambitious individuals

    Cons

    Hard work at first Must present personal information during interview process

    Advice to Management

    Candidates should not create a client list during interview process because it is rather invasive and unethical.


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  5. Part-Time, (tele)marketing Assistant

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    The people that I was working under was very friendly.

    Cons

    Because my job was mostly focused on calling existing clients, I would work during odd hours outside of the regular 8 AM - 5 PM (around dinner time from 5 PM - 8 PM or Sat mornings). I've never gotten to interact with TOO many people there and the sales job wasn't for me. Didn't feel like I received many opportunities for growth.


  6. Financial Services

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wylie, TX

    I worked at Prudential (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Income potential can be good

    Cons

    Commissions are limited. Captive agent can't sell what's best for the client.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Campus Recruiting

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The campus recruiting team has great exposure to senior executives and is able to work with a variety of business units. You will have a lot of responsibility and a fair amount of autonomy.

    Cons

    Severely understaffed for the workload that is expected. Responsibility is not taken from the leadership team. Junior members of the team are not adequately trained or on-boarded prior to exposing them to internal business clients.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from failures on the team instead of repeating mistakes. Listen to members of the team who have moved on. Take best practices from industry experts in this area. Finding a scapegoat will not solve the overarching problem.

    Prudential Response

    Apr 29, 2015 – Social Media Community Manager

    We appreciate your honest feedback. We're listening and if you would like to discuss this further we are interested in hearing from you. Please email us at staffing@prudential.com.


  8. Helpful (2)

    financial profesdional

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    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 (1)

    Deadweight Culture

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    • Senior Management
    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, 2015 – Senior 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 staffing@prudential.com.


  10. Direcror

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Director in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Prudential (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people that are driven towards being the industry leaders in life insurance sales.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance career based on personal merit alone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  11. Helpful (13)

    Group Insurance---stay away!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    pay and benefits are very good. Opportunites for work-life balance (flex time, telecommuting, etc.)

    Cons

    In the nearly 10 years with this company's Group Insurance, I’ve seen it change from a really great place to work into a mean, dysfunctional and harsh environment. The culture is horrible. Technology is old. GI doesn't treat their employees as their best assets. We are their biggest liabilities. If you don’t agree with “senior leadership” your job is "eliminated". You are walking on eggshells every day. Everyone is stressed out over job security and not having enough people to get the work done. Even if you do a great job the threat of termination is always in the air and you never know which day will be your last. Senior “leaders” are brought in to “fix” things but really make it worse because they sit behind closed doors and have no clue how their departments get the work done--mainly because they never asked and only speak to their peers. They are very skilled though at creating disgruntled & stressed out employees. They can’t seem to make up their minds on how to run the business and make some money. When things go wrong everyone starts finger pointing until they can find a scape goat. People are fed up and would leave in a New York minute. Morale is in the gutter. And if your over 40 years old don’t even think about working there or lasting too long. They are purging all of the long term (older) employees by kicking them to the curb. All in all if your looking to add a great company name to your resume, stop by for a few years but get out quickly before they crush your soul.

    Advice to Management

    talk to your people and PLEASE leave HR out of the discussion. Why are they in every staff meeting????



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