Prudential Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. quantitative developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Friendly environment. co-workers are nice and easy to get help when crossing business areas. overall, it is a very good experience working at PRU

    Cons

    in Newark. limited number of places for lunch and after-hour hand-out. the work itself is not that much challenge and the manager is a bit too stiff.

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    Work life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Unlike most companies, Pru really commits to making sure their employees have a work life balance. They also give time to train their employees well. Prudential is committed to their employees growth.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't the best and the bonus could better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Training Stipend

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    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in East Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in East Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Large company with over 100 years of existence.

    Cons

    It's easy to get lost in a large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work out the kinks with the FPA program to avoid a high level of frustration with new potential employees that earn $0.00 while working up to a first commission.

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  5. Not as agile or high performing as some financial services companies, but everything else is top tier.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Roseland, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Great benefits, reputation, brand, and mobility.

    Cons

    Focus more on benefits than salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Better corporate culture than most big financials....

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Roseland, NJ
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at Prudential as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I had two tours of duty at Prudential, employee and consultant - nice work environment, better culture and benefits than most. People tend to stay there awhile - that should tell you something.

    Cons

    Because of the NJ nexus, salary is a bit less than one might expect coming out of NYC. I found that being closer to home made up for the difference in time and commutation expense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the downsides to the Newark / Roseland focus is lack of competition for the best and brightest - as a result, folks settle in to jobs for the long haul, and it does stifle creativity and advancement. Let's find a way to shake things up so performers can move up before they leave the firm...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great benefits, stable company

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    Current Employee - Graphic Design Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Specialist in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, career development programs

    Cons

    Slower career advancement, older equipment (computers, email, etc.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Support their workers. Offer scholarships to children.

    Cons

    Requires hard work and often evenings & weekends to meet clients availablity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to financially compensate for service work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    vwry nice environment to work in along with many great employees willing to help you.

    Cons

    Network for workin is slow in responsive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Not a bad company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Financial Professional in North Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in North Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    The training was the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Too much downsizing over the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the commission structure each year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great work/life balance - not as much drive or passion

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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Rarely work weekends and access to big deals and big players

    Cons

    I don't feel like I'm compensates based on my contribution. Everyone gets paid based on tenure. Also, the processes are so streamlined that it's hard to add value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate based on contribution. Be willing to promote earlier

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