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Working At Prudential Is Like Working In A Dilbert Cartoon !

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
Former Employee - Director in Newark, NJ

I worked at Prudential full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Prudential provides employees with good health and welfare benefits and ample paid time off. They also allow employees ,depending on the position, to "work" from home.

Cons

Prudential is a horrible place to work. Many of the people at Vice President level and above are too busy promoting themselves they aren't aware of what their staff are, or in many cases, aren't doing. I used to go exercise at the local gym during work hours to kill time and no one seemed to notice or care. Meetings are the name of the game at Prudential. There are people who spend their entire day going to meeting after meeting. Nothing gets accomplished at most of these meetings. Meetings are generally just platforms for people who like to hear themselves talk. Things move very slowly at Prudential. I once was given a project to work on and after investigating background files, I discovered the same project was worked on 50 years prior ! Lastly, many people who work at Prudential are middle aged, high school graduates who have performed the same function for 20 or 30 years. They are often not open to change of any kind and quite frankly don't have the intellect to envision change or understand how technology can move the business and customer experience forward. If you are really desperate for a job with benefits, you might want to work at the Prudential but if not, look elsewhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop looking in the mirror and listen to your employees once in awhile.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A Machine That is Made to Destroy Your Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Work from home whenever you feel like it; Management very uncaring about what you have to do in your personal life.

    Cons

    100 Hour Weeks; Work with Asian Associates Unrewarding; No upward mobility; Under-pays dramatically; No development plan; Promotions decided on tenure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop employees; pay for real performance; Stop promoting managers only

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic Benefits - not much room to advance rapidly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Every benefit and perk you can think of, but go in at the level you want to be in for a while. Not a lot of emphasis on educational level but you can have your college paid for at 90% up to $8,000 per year undergrad. Best advice would be to network as soon as on board as who you know counts more than your results to your work unit, although you are handsomely rewarded for your results monetarily if you are a high contributor.

    Cons

    lot of nepotism - not a lot of innovation that gets heard upline that could benefit the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't just do a survey once a year; invite feedback from associates direct to Director level and above

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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