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Former Employee - Tax Analyst in Iselin, NJ
Former Employee - Tax Analyst in Iselin, NJ

I worked at Prudential as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Co-workers were a pleasure to work with.

Cons

Management were not a pleasure and did not stand up for you.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    good for first job

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Prudential full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    this was my first job after university and it was a good introduction to the corporate world. I learned a lot in 2 years, but then I was ready to move on to a place with more professional development

    Cons

    In a company this size, moving up the corporate ladder takes a long time. Unless you commit to 5-7 years, you probably won't make middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider creating an accelerated leadership program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Shark Tank

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay and great benefits if in a corporate position. For sales, percentage paid out in commission is ok but if you're generating higher sales, you will make it up in bonus, and benefits. Company is very diversity driven.

    Cons

    You're totally on your own as an Agent. No pay while in training and straight commission. Compliance is very important in this industry, however the company goes way overboard to the point of ridiculous. Corporate management style is mostly by intimidation. If you're in management and fail to meet goals, expect warning letters and pay cuts instead of coaching. Very high turnover across the board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using sticks and stones to try and motivate people. Warning letters and pay cuts are best left back in the dark ages of employment motivation practices. Senior management at the corporate level should make themselves more visible at the Agency level. Mass hiring objectives also don't work anymore. Agency management should be held accountable to the quality of their hires and making them successful, not by the number of people they can get to fill out an application and take a test. Managers deserve to be paid based on what they are accountable for and what they have control over, not what others control. If you want your agency management team to work as a team, then all goals need to be aligned. Threatening one manager's job and compensation based on the actions of other members of management is archaic. Also, good leaders are not developed by throwing them into a position for a definite period of time and told to make it work or suffer pay cuts, and/or termination. Upper management needs to lead by example, not by intimidation. Diversity is important, however you fail to realize how insensitive you are to those that are not diverse. It's offensive how you treat employees that are NOT diverse or that do NOT choose to live alternative life styles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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