Prudential

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Terrific experience with tremendous growth opportunities

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

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

Pros

Keep learning
Great challenges
Interesting people
good pay
Remote work friendly

Cons

Remote work friendly is hard for management purposes
Promotions are hard to come by

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Tighter controls around work from home arrangements

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good at first, but it has been deteriorating over the past few years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager, Actuarial in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Manager, Actuarial in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) Depending on your area, you have flexible hours. You can work from home from time to time. This comes in handy when you need to get the cable guy, or if you are expecting a delivery, or get sick and don't want to burn through your days off.
    2) Free parking if you don't commute by train or bus.

    Cons

    1) Headquartered in Newark, NJ, which is very, very dangerous. People get killed near by. There is gun violence on a regular basis in the near by areas. If you drive in, you have to worry about getting your car hijacked. If you take the train in, you have to worry about getting your valuables stolen by street thugs. If I knew Newark was so bad, I would not have applied here at all.
    2) The pay is consistently low versus the industry benchmark, that is, it is consistently at the far left of the bell-curve. If somehow your salary crosses over to the right of the mean for level and experience, they will adjust it the following year so you will move back to the low side.
    3) High level management sound like politicians during town halls. They make their decisions sound like great opportunities to leverage this or that, yet elicit no trust in staff. If you look through the numbers yourself, whenever their available, you can tell that they have only their own personal interests in mind.
    4) Morale has been decreasing ever since the new acquisition and restructuring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Give us truly competitive salaries, not ones that are two standard deviations to the left of the mean for our level and experience. Give us the bench-marked mean salary, or close to it.
    2) Be more transparent to your staff. We don't trust you because you seem sneaking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Prudential full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    was enjoyable and helpful. a good expierence

    Cons

    usual stupid games and nonsense

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