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Prudential Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
682 Reviews
3.5
682 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance is good but still depends on what team you belong (in 91 reviews)

  • Good benefits package - new employees are still eligible for a pension (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance of sales will drive most to leave within the first few years (in 26 reviews)

  • 15 appoiuntments unless is is your personal friends and family (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Good pay, close association with financial advisors, received life insurance license

    Cons

    Working on recruiting (was not part of job description), company did not provide much opportunity to take FINRA licensing exams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear and transparent with structure of internship

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging work and varied work assignments.

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, professional atmosphere yet still comfortable. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Corporate climbing. Salaries could be more competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to hone in your financial skills

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    teamwork, hard working. classes to improve skils are available

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy, very long hours with weekends. Commission based and it can fluctuate

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Love the culture of Pru

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    Former Employee - Product Intern in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Intern in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at Prudential as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome office culture - it was really like the team was a family. They had so many opportunities to do things together and as an intern, to join in on projects. The work life balance was also awesome and they never overworked you. Even though we weren't at HQ, they had a bunch of intern events to make the experience even better. Events include meeting upper management which was super cool.

    Cons

    My team itself was a little unorganized and I didn't have much work in the beginning, but once you mention something, they really try to include you in more projects. The location (Roseland) wasn't the best because it was quiet, but Newark was really nice.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales: Very numbers driven but rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Manager, Financial Services
    Former Employee - Manager, Financial Services

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation plan. Great company that takes care of their employees

    Cons

    Recruit, Recruit, Recruit! In addition to recruiting constantly, you have to support your current team members. Work life balance is horrible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very professional.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential part-time

    Pros

    Very good to employees.

    Cons

    Very good to employees room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company with great benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Washington, PA

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

    Pros

    Great leadership training, good bonuses, and great benefits like work from home options, and discounts on consumer purchases. It's easy to transfer within the company if it's a lateral move. There's usually no resistance from management.

    Cons

    Each business group has a different culture and it can be challenging adapting to it or identifying it. It can be difficult to advance, often taking several years to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management is problematic. They are generally the least receptive to new ideas, accepting diverse perspective or talent development. Senior management gets the big picture, but often middle management does not. More focus should be placed on providing middle management with leadership training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with great employee benefits.

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, good employee benefits.

    Cons

    Administrative roles finding different role opportunities within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's a family after all

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mostly good people doing the "right thing." Decent benefits. Treat associates like adults. Good work/life balance. Supportive - depending on area - of career development and advancement.

    Cons

    Sometimes promote people who ought not be; because someone does their job well does not always translate into being able to manage others that way. Similarly, some people stick around longer than they should. Inconsistent across enterprise with on-boarding; some areas do it well, others not at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let operational initiatives and prerogatives drive the business. Let the dog (continue to) wag the tail.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a wonderful place to work.

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    Former Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Prudential full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Salary was excellent and the benefits were great. Prudential cared about the employees and their advancement, as well as work life balance. Prudential was a great corporate citizen that cared about the communites that they had operations.

    Cons

    I think Prudential gets very caught up in diversity of staff issue and applicant pool to the point of stalling the operation. I had a put in a promotion request for a high level male preformer, that kept getting denied, but when he passed away tragically, the new person(a female) in the position was given the title he was denied, which struck me as a serious negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the Director and VP levels of Management more closely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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