Prudential

  www.prudential.com
  www.prudential.com
There are newer employer reviews for Prudential

3 people found this helpful  

Prudential is one of the best places to work!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Vice President in Newark, NJ
Current Employee - Vice President in Newark, NJ

I have been working at Prudential

Pros

I have been with Prudential 25 years now in a variety of different roles and business groups. Prudential has an enormous amount of opportunities for the hard-working, qualified, and motivated employees. If you are not satisfied with Pru it is likely your own fault and you should look within yourself and your job performance. Unfortunately too many people today feel a sense of entitlement - grow up! You aren't entitled to anything you don't work hard for. And, if you are unfortunate enough to work for management who doesn't recognize your hard efforts - post out! Another wonderful Prudential benefit is the job posting board - you are eligible to post after you have been in an assignment for at least a year.

You are the only one who has control over your career. Prudential has personally offered me many growth and diversified opportunities. I climbed the "ladder" so to speak through hard work, dedication and motivation and not for any other reason. If I was ever in an area where I didn't respect management I took ownership of my career and posted out.

Prudential also offers one of the best work-life balance programs a company can offer to employees. There are so many flexible working options offered to the high performers, which is one of the top reasons I stay with the company - it is a priceless benefit to have.

Cons

Lack of consistency between management. I have observed management across lines of business are not consistent with how they manage people. Some areas fully support benefits such as work/life balance and others do not even consider it. Same with compensation. Prudential has a very generous compensation plan. We are all highly paid for what we do. The decisions on compensation, however, are very subjective and inconsistent strategies are used in the varying HR departments.

Being in management I think I also have a right to say that too many managers ignore employee issues and do not take the courage to confront the issues and help empoyees grow. For a company that his cutting back so significantly on bonuses and comp they should really be getting rid of all the dead weight. Get a "set" and show us your true leadership.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

See above.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

683 Other Employee Reviews for Prudential (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Let's get our stock price back up to 95!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Diversity and work/life balance is emphasized greatly. Free parking and a ton of vaction days are granted each year. commuting to the Newark offices is very easy and connected through Penn Station Newark. Prudential fosters internal growth for all employees. Many of the current executives and "higher-ups" have started from the bottem and worked their way to the top. Educaiton and hard work is essential to succeed at Prudential for laziness is exposed very easiely. Tuition reimbursement is also another great benefit offered to employees and Rutgers is walking distance. Also, the new Prudential center is directly across the street and makes a good night out for events.

    Cons

    Salary and bonus is low compared to other financial fimrs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more!

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Prudential still has some potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    For the area I worked in, a good work/life balance was led by the Sr. VP.

    Good people to work with and learn from, if you get into the right situation.

    Cons

    The Human Resource group was to decentralized, which at the time put the company at a strategic disadvantage for recruiting, employee retention and employee diversity ( should see more woman and people of color in management out side of HR, PR, back office and call center operations.

    To much group think on grade 6 and above.

    Not enough diversity in key areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a current stockholder I would recommend to Sr. Management to:

    Be more proactive instead of reactive in the US market place. Their are still organic growth opportunities in the US, business group would need to expand their potential customer demographics.

    International

    Stop the group think in the 6-3 grade levels. Many good ideas never get past those levels

    Explain to people skills are needed for them to move to the next level. This years reviews was a start.

    When you visit other sites besides Newark, actually go and talk with employees. Do not let site management prearrange the meetings.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Prudential

Work at Prudential? Share Your Experiences

Prudential

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.