Prudential – Why Work For Us?

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When John Fairfield Dryden founded Prudential in 1875, he did so with a clear purpose: making life insurance affordable for working class families. It’s an ideal that has run through every phase of our company’s history.

Since then, our commitment to helping individual and institutional clients meet their financial challenges has grown to include a robust offering of products and services, each keyed to delivering strength and security.

From annuities and retirement-related services to mutual funds and investment management, Prudential today stands at the leading edge of the financial services category.

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At Prudential, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is about more than simply doing the right thing.

It’s also about maintaining a distinct competitive advantage, one that helps us deeply understand the needs of our market -- and fuels innovations tied directly to those needs.

Bring your unique voice, talent and perspectives to Prudential.


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Prudential understands that generating a financial return and advancing social goals are not mutually exclusive. We believe that all individuals should have the ability to dream big and realize their aspirations. But too often, barriers to economic success derail people's progress on their goals.

We bring our financial expertise and resources, as well as the time and talent of our associates, to support initiatives that promote financial and social mobility, and can make meaningful differences and improve lives.

For more information, visit Prudential's Corporate Social Responsibility pages at Prudential.com.



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With Prudential, you'll be part of a growing, dynamic company that values and supports employees through challenging work and a focus on development.

We understand our company's sustained success relies on the collective skills and diverse perspectives of our employees. So, we see our people as a competitive advantage, and work to nurture and grow talent.


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You want the chance to step in, step up and stand out, at a global leader with a great track record for workplace training, diversity and community service. And you want to make a difference.

At Prudential, we give you the opportunity and support you need to do just that. Through a set of powerful programs where you can truly develop your talents:

* Peak Leadership Program (freshmen and sophomores)
* Summer Internship Program
* MBA/MA Program

We recognize that our recruits are the future of our company, and are committed to preparing you for a career guided by initiative and your own skills as a leader.

Take a minute to explore opportunities that can put you on a path for success - with Prudential.


Prudential Reviews

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    Overall excellent experience, although I was laid off after more than 10 years

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Relationship Manager  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President, Relationship Manager in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Prudential full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits and work/life balance. Management is very supportive of work/life balance including telecommuting, occasional work from home, varied schedule, work in an alternate location, etc. Senior Management is very strong, as evidenced by Prudential's journey through the 2008 financial crisis.

    Cons

    Quick to hire and quick to fire. Prudential is very overfunded in their pension, so they are not hesitant to do lay offs and pay out severance. Most of the time, this occurs because you happen to be in the wrong business unit, or organization. Or.... your work is outsourced. What they don't do, is try to get you placed in anticipation of a lay off. Recently over 100 were laid off, yet there were over 600 jobs advertised internally. This is clearly an opportunity for HR.

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Prudential Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Hartford, CT
    Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Prudential.

    Interview Details

    Prudential put me through an in person series of interviews. The HR recruiter told me that I was the only candidate and it turns out, I was one of six candidates for a half day series of interviews. I took a day off from work and drive 4 hours to their Hartford office and stayed over night - they paid for my hotel and meal expenses. The recruiter asked me to do two writing assignments and submit them prior to the interview and do a work style assessment to see if I was a good culture fit. Be careful of companies who ask you to do a written assignment - they are just using you for their own benefit of free work...I worked for three days to make perfect so they would see how competent I am because I thought I was the top candidate and it was the final round of interviews. That was sooo not true.

    I met with four people in the department. They seemed nice but none of the four had any sales training experience - I am a seasoned sales training leader and bring deep experience.

    They declined me without even progressing me to the next round saying that the person they hired was a sales professional in the industry and they would learn how to do training.

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Prudential Awards & Accolades

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Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2010
Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010
Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the West, Latinos For Hire, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.prudential.com
Headquarters Newark, NJ
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1875
Type Company - Public (PRU)
Industry Insurance
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

A Prudential career offers you the opportunity to truly make a difference. Since 1875, we've helped individual and institutional customers take on and tackle their financial challenges. Today, with operations in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin American, Prudential stands among the world’s largest financial services companies. Explore our opportunities today.

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