Prudential Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. FPA

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

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

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

    Pros

    Great money when things are going well. Schedule flexibility, ability to work remote.

    Cons

    No base, Little behind on technology, Support at times.

  2. Helpful (8)

    Eh...OK place to work with potential to be much, much better.

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    Former Employee - Prudential Retirement
    Former Employee - Prudential Retirement

    I worked at Prudential full-time (more than 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries, Paid Time Off, Flex Hours, Total Benefit package..much better than other financial companies. If that is all you're looking for than this is the company for you. Until they make significant changes in leadership style, this will be a mediocre company. A huge plus is the company is very diverse, offering opportunties for all backgrounds. The leadership team is very capable of leading a successful organzition but they need to tweak their style...see comments below.

    Cons

    Leadership talks a good game about respect for all associates but most I have interacted with don't even respect each other. In order to get anything accomplished you need to be proficient at office politics. The leadership team (a very friendly bunch) often swings to extremes to address concerns and issues, particulary around the time the employees survey is completed. The focus swings from making a profit regardless of associate impact to doing anything necessary to make associates happy. They need to understand there is a balance the needs to be maintained.

    Advice to Management

    Treat associates as professionals capable of dealing with set backs just as well as they can deal with success. This is not high school, we are all grown up now. Many of your associates have a significant amount of experience and are being under utilized meanwhile there are associates in leadership positions who have no business having the privilege. Take off the blinders! Time to look under the covers and see the potential, some of it has been there for years going unnoticed. Shame on you if you let the talent leave for a competitor. Another suggestion, get the Technology and Business teams on the same page...and don't use a Kumbaya meeting to try and get that done. I do want to thank the Prudential team for the excellent training and serving as a springboard for my career. I will look fondly on my tenure with Pru, the partnerships I made, and the knowledge provided to be successful, unfortunately, at a competitor who "gets it". Good luck to all, I hope you find you way.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Okay supervision

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Have lots of guidance

    Cons

    Can provide more insight as to the career before getting into it

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Professional sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Chalfont, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Chalfont, PA

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

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

    Pros

    excellent training, Chance to get sponsored for licenses, great support

    Cons

    100% commission, tough to get started

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  6. Helpful (2)

    Investment Operations Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

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

    Pros

    Staff was very friendly and likes to train new employees

    Cons

    Promotions are very hard to come by and office politics play a big part

  7. it is a good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    The culture of the company is very comfortable

    Cons

    However, I did not learn too much from it

    Advice to Management

    Maybe pay more attention to the internship

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and bonus. Less than average salary

    Cons

    Too personal, staying for long jeopardizes your salary increase potential

  9. Helpful (1)

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

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

    Pros

    Great training and products. My manager was great at helping me market and the trainers are good also

    Cons

    Compliance really ties your hands with every sale.fees can add up if you are having a down month or qtr

    Advice to Management

    Help keep new agents afloat and be more honest about the great leads you offer. Lower fees for new agents til they get on their feet

  10. Helpful (1)

    Life Insurance Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Prudential has a solid reputation for life insurance and a broad range of products to meet clients' needs, from variable to fixed products.

    Cons

    There was minimal focus on investment planning, so this is a topic that many clients were looking to other financial professionals to get advice.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden the scope of the financial planning process to include investment management, estate planning, retirement planning as well as insurance planning.

  11. Great company to work for!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Own Schedule so must be self-motivated!

    Cons

    100% Commission So Must Work Hard!

    Advice to Management

    None

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