Prudential Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2015
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Prudential.

    Interview

    It was a pretty short process. You first met with an hiring manager and the interview was more like a conversation. You then had to do your top 200 people that you can contact to start your business. Make sure you have close to 200 even if they are not potential customers. Then you meet the division manager and you get a background check.

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  2. Helpful (2)  

    Financial Professional Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Prudential (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through a local office, interview was fairly easy and questions asked were mainly about determining whether or not your personality matched the job. The job was full commission based and you are expected to get the licensed required on your own, but most of the fees involved are refunded once you become full time. In order to become full time however you have to write a required amount of business based on their core products.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you consider yourself a motivated and self driven person, who can work independently?   Answer Question
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Prudential in January 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter. Phone interview and then in person interview. The interview was mostly personality and behavioral questions to get an idea of your networking skills. You start off part time at $10/hour during training and start full time after you get your licensing. They say they reimburse you for the licensing.

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    Reasons for Declining

    completely based on sales

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Prudential.

    Interview

    One is talking with you. Another one is sitting nearby. Firstly, some general questions like why us, tell me about yourself, what's your major, why this major,etc.. Secondly, some background checking like your visa status and some working experience discussion. thirdly, open ended questions. such as how to connect with a client who rejected you once before.

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  6. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Prudential in January 2015.

    Interview

    Had multiple interviews with this company progressing through various stages. Interviews went well. Started with applying online, then followed by a phone call from a recruiter, scheduled the call, went through the initial screening process, then call with the hiring manager.

    Asked the standard questions which went easily, then progressed to a second more comprehensive phone interview. Had alot of gotcha type questions but overall the feedback was good, kept scheduling and rescheduling follow up meetings and suddenly zero follow up or feed back. At the same time getting calls from them about other departments and kept interviewing.

    This company never gives follow up and they take months to progress through anything. The lack of follow up is epic, and they quite frankly can't make basic decisions probably due to a lack of clarity on what exactly they're looking for. Definitely not a great interview process and not recommended if you're looking for a company with a culture that's welcoming.

    Overall I think this company is behind the curve, but great practice while you're actively interviewing with other companies. Chances are you will have other offers before anyone bothers to follow up with you....that's if they bother to.

    Interview Questions

    • What root cause analysis tools or process unique to your employer were you guys using? I thought this was ridiculous because no company would want you divulging their business processes. The interviewer should know better then to ask such question.   Answer Question
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    Senior Financial Analysis Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Prudential (Newark, NJ) in January 2015.

    Interview

    1.Applied online
    2.Received e-mail with 25 behavioral questions (limited time).
    3.Received e-mail stating prudential was interested in providing me an interview.

    Two managers interviewed me. They were very nice and and made me feel comfortable to answering all questions. No intimidation at all. After 23 days, i received a call and was told the position was given to someone else.

    Interview Questions

    • biggest weakness? what have you sold in the past? how do you feel working in an area with a many cultural differences? tell me about you? what skills you want to develop?   Answer Question
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    Financial Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Prudential in January 2015.

    Interview

    This started with a phone call, on a Saturday interestingly enough. We chatted briefly, and he said that he was going to send me an Assessment, basically a personality test combined with some "what would you do in this situation" type questions. There wasn't really a phone interview to get to know the company or the people so it was already off to a bad start. Anyway, the next day I took the exam and the next day I got a call back saying that I did well enough to proceed. We then scheduled an in person interview. The next day I got an email from Prudential confirming that I passed the exam and that they'd like me to complete a long form application. Later on I received a phone call from Prudential saying that I did not pass the exam and that there was a clerical error. They then canceled the in person interview we scheduled and said that I could apply again in 6 months. (Spoiler Alert: I won't)

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    • You are working with another person who doesn't like you, how does it affect your performance?   Answer Question
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dresher, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Prudential (Dresher, PA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 3 managers. Everyone was very nice and friendly. Everyone took time to ask questions. Everyone talked in detail about their expectations. I was given a chance to ask my questions and I got full answers.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you enjoy doing the most   1 Answer
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    Legal Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Prudential (Newark, NJ) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Multiple interviews with individuals in similar position. Interview was interactive but not informative. Had to continuously contact to get a answer to next steps. Forced to reach a company contact to have HR recruiter follow up.

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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Applied and had an initial phone interview with a recruiter. Lasted about 30 minutes, all behavioral questions. The recruiter was very nice and the interview centered around my resume and experience. Basic questions about strengths, team scenarios etc.

    Had superday on-site which consisted of an informational session and three back to back interviews with staff from different divisions and at different levels of management. All mostly behavioral with an emphasis on experience and what I knew about the company. Research beforehand on the various divisions and services Prudential offers is a must. Definitely do not say Prudential is just a life insurance company.

    Interview Questions

    • What sort of products and services does Prudential offer?   1 Answer

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