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Great training, benefits, everything else was third rate

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Agent in New York, NY
Former Intern - Agent in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Prudential as an intern (More than 3 years)

Pros

This is the office in rock center. Formalized training program, good benefits, nice co-workers that I still enjoy friendships even years after leaving.

Cons

Unreasonable, stressful working conditions. They are breathing down to your neck and will not leave you alone if you do not make sales. And it is a very difficult environment to make sales. First of all, you have to do all of your own cold calling, see clients in their homes/businesses, take care of paperwork, and THEN, report to management on a daily basis of your activities. How does anyone get anything done? Also, at the time I was there, they withheld 90% of your commissions, paying you only 10% every week of the total you brought in to the company. So if/when you leave, you don't get whatever is remaining. I'm not sure that is very legal.

Advice to Management

Give the agents some space and room to breathe! The ones that won't make it will eventually quit due to the lack of their own production. The ones who work hard and who are trying - you risk alienating them by setting overly exaggerated expectations and then haranguing them for results - daily. You've lost good people this way and you'll continue to lose until you start changing your philosophy on managing people.

Other Employee Reviews for Prudential

  1. Helpful (5)

    Great training program...Flexible hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Uniondale, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Uniondale, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive management team, able to test out career part time while working full time elsewhere, helpful training towards licensing. If you make it past training program, excellent benefits package and bonus potential.

    Cons

    Hiring process is long and licensing is not a joke


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great Career Advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Associate in Uniondale, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Services Associate in Uniondale, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture of success, Great environment to grow your own practice in financial services, Advanced Training Program to develop into a Management Position. Unlimited earnings potential at any stage of your career, ability to open your own remote private office, and outstanding corporate support to representatives. Amazing benefits package, a great place to grow a career not work at a job.

    Cons

    Unusual hours, a lot of travel, not know for its investment just for insurance, not located in a city environment, not strong in the local community, one must be self motivated


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