I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Prudential.
Interview Details – Met the recruiter at my school's career fair and set up an interview on campus about 3 weeks later. Was offered a second round interview on the spot at the district office. Both interviews were very casual. Some technical questions in the first round followed by more behavioral based questions in the second round. They spent a lot of time going over the compensation because it is largely commissioned base, which is why I eventually declined the offer. I wanted more of a sure thing right after graduation.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the norm Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Wanted a job that wasn't pure commission based right out of school.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Prudential.
Interview Details – The process was lengthy and slightly invasive. After many long interviews a 3 hour drive away, I was invited to interview with the trainer. The benefits seem great, and the people are awesome, I just couldn't start my career on purely commission. If there was a base salary, I would have taken the position
Interview Question – How are you going to support yourself for the first year? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Commission only
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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Prudential in April 2011.
Interview Details – Met the Agency Recruiter at a networking event. Very sharp, nice gentleman. Without question, the most informative recruiter I have ever met. Very down to earth, and easy going. Told the good, bad, and ugly of the industry. Having interviewed with their competitors, it was refreshing to get a REAL look at what the industry has to offer. If I do make a decision to change careers, Prudential Houston will be the place for me.
Interview Question – This will be the most difficult job you will ever have for the first 3 years...How does that make you feel? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Prudential in July 2010.
Interview Details – The overall interview were outstanding. Good management.
Reason for Declining – I thought was unable to generate enough income.
I applied in-person and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Prudential in March 2010.
Interview Details – I first met the hiring manager at a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Nashville. I was asked to come back where the first interview consisted of me taking a skills test and personality test. I was asked to return again and spoke about the pay and benefit structure and was given a task to list 200 people in which I know and would contact regarding business. The third interview consisting of discussing any questions I had about Prudential and to begin developing a marketing plan. The fourth interview was to meet the president of the Southeastern Financial in Atlanta for a face to face introduction. I was called with an offer a day later.
Interview Question – Are there 200 people you would be comfortable contacting when beginning a business. View Answer
Reason for Declining – I declined as the feeling of going into the office didn't excite me and provide a welcoming feeling I would want extended to my clientele. In addition the support offered to new emplopyees was minimal.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Prudential in November 2009.
Interview Details – I first got a phone call and was set up for an interview. On the first day, I was just given detail background about the company. And I was led to a room for testing. The test included analytical and problem solving skills test. And after that I was told that if I had passed the test they would contact me for further interview.
On the third day I received a phone call stating that I had passed the test and now I needed to take personality and work interest tests through email. After submitting the test, I received another phone call that said I was a match and I will got a set up for a second interview. The second interview was was with the manager and I was asked questions such as work ethic, persuasiveness, patience and persistency in getting the job done. The final phone call was job offer.
Reason for Declining – I just didn't see myself in the that field. And definitely was not attracted to commission based work.
I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Prudential in April 2010.
Interview Details – I first came in to met with the regional hiring manager and he told me all about the company and the job. I then filled out the application and came back in to take a test that determines your ability to pass the securities exams. After that, I took a sort of personality test that ranks your abilities to perform well in the job. The next step is to compile an excel spreadsheet of 200 people in the community that you know in order for them to determine your potential client base (and to work with if you accept/get the job).
The entire process was very laid back and I felt very comfortable with the recruiter. The interviews were not very structured and it was more of just a back and forth conversation between us.
Interview Question – Describe the qualities of your ideal job. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Being right out of college, I chose to decline because I was doubtful of the money I would be able to make. I know tons of people (many of them very affluent) but the are already with their own advisers. It seemed as if I would be stuck selling $15,000 life insurance policies to my young friends (that won't bring you too much commission). This may be something I look into once I have more money to fall back on and my friends have established themselves and have more money for me to manage.
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