Prudential Reviews

Updated August 30, 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. big on layoffs

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Prudential (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits are great , free parking café on site good location

    Cons

    corporate America, you are a number not a person


  2. Executive

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Prudential (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good location, challenging position

    Cons

    Temping, so didn't get the real deal of the position


  3. okay company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance. great company to work for if you are at the top off your career. Management is fair and their appraisal process is well designed.

    Cons

    opportunities are limited if you are in Ops and trying to get on the investment side. You need a degree from a top school and they don't hire internally for the investment-side roles.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the capabilities of your employees and care a bit more about their career rather than their time at the company. Push and challenge your employees.

    Prudential Response

    Aug 31, 2015 – Social Media Community Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We value the opinions of our employees and encourage you to have open discussions with your manager.


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  5. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    People were nice and peers were helpful. Company tried to create morale amongst staff but difficult when funds were short and fear of cutbacks were always dangled in one's face. Some of my best mentors were from the early years. Progressive decline.

    Cons

    Management akways behind closed doors and not approachable. HR not helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Promote or hire managers based on skill not on length of service. Get rid of dead weight not of people with highest salaries.


  6. Manager

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    Current Employee - Prudential Fixed Income Manager in Aberdeen, NJ
    Current Employee - Prudential Fixed Income Manager in Aberdeen, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company strives to provide a good work/life balance, and most business units follow suit. Decent compensation packages.

    Cons

    Middle-management log jams make it difficult for stronger performing employees to move up. A slight bit of "that's not my job" syndrome exists that can be limiting.


  7. customer service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Great company culture. The pay was decent. Also they offered overtime and it wasn't mandatory.

    Cons

    Very little room for growth


  8. Insurance

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    Former Employee - Agent in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Agent in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prudential (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's really satisfying when you can run your own business. There's people who have been in the business for a long time that will coach you into being successful.

    Cons

    Starting from scratch. There's no base salary, it's totally commission. So if you don't have money saved to get you through the beginning phase of this process, then I wouldn't waste time trying to do this because you won't have income.


  9. Channel Director

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    Former Employee - Channel Director in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Channel Director in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prudential (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diversity and inclusion and ranks top of the Human Rights Campaign scores

    Cons

    no room for growth - people have been there too long and fight change and the new staff - basically force you out

    Advice to Management

    allow change and new ways of doing things

    Prudential Response

    Aug 20, 2015 – Social Media Community Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a daily priority. We are also committed to providing our employees with learning and development opportunities that help them ... More


  10. Good starter job

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Plus you get to learn at a time, instead of being expected to learn various complex items at once.

    Cons

    Management doesn't favor trying new things. There's a reason their logo is a rock. It's mostly a political environment as oppose to a complex challenging environment.


  11. Be your own Rock

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    Former Employee - Annuity Underwriter in Dresher, PA
    Former Employee - Annuity Underwriter in Dresher, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prudential (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent perks - free seminars on health & wellness. Prudential is diversity minded. Top tier company that you can be proud to tell people you are employed by. Highly compliance oriented/trustworthy company.

    Cons

    Employees are not of a highly educated or intelligent caliber. Employees are often treated like children which may be why they act like children. Management is very tight lipped - lots of secrets - which makes everyone paranoid about losing their jobs.



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