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Prudential Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
7 Reviews
4.7
7 Reviews
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Prudential Chairman and CEO John R. Strangfeld
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance is good but still depends on what team you belong (in 91 reviews)

  • Good benefits package - new employees are still eligible for a pension (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance of sales will drive most to leave within the first few years (in 26 reviews)

  • 15 appoiuntments unless is is your personal friends and family (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Part time work

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    Former Employee - Global Realty in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Global Realty in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great agency and leadership in metro Atlanta.

    Cons

    Not understand my global focus Also in mid of real estate crisis, closed office in my area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at global business opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very tough opportunity to make it work out.

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    Former Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Prudential full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company
    Good Products
    Decent training program.

    Cons

    Need to know 200 plus people willing to do business with you to get feet on the ground.
    No salary of any kind.
    Difficult to prospect in this environment.
    Too many meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prudential has the money to provide some sort of base pay. Will continue to have high failure rate with current model.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very similar to "cash$cam", vulture culture.

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Services Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Prudential full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Name recognition. People are familiar with the name.

    Cons

    It was a glorified pyramid scheme. They leverage the lifelong relationships for a check. Their model is to have a rotating door of associates that bring clients to senior associates. They stress joint-work. What that essentially becomes is new people bringing their family and friends to veterans. The veterans ultimately keep your clients. Regardless of what they tell you, you're an insurance salesman. There is no incentive to, and they dissuade you from being a financial resource. All they want you to do is bring big clients to senior advisors and sell everyone else insurance. After 6 months only three of the 14 people on my team were still employed at prudential. You work full time hours and have part time status so that they don't have to pay you. It's a vulture culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base salary and establishing hiring standards would help attract and retain talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mixed

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Great benefits compared to other companies

    Cons

    Poor Management compared to other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve managerial skills

  6.  

    Come work for a Rock solid financial services company

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Many different opportunities and locations. Financial stability, even in a down market. A culture of teamwork. I am amazed at how many people have come back to Prudential after going to other firms. There seems to be a willingness to accommodate personal needs, special work schedules, transfers, etc. The benefits package is quite strong. Diversity is truly valued.

    Cons

    I am not sure compensation is at the top of the market. Advancement can be slow. Corporate office is in Newark, NJ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue an opportunistic , yet reasonable, acquisition plan.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not exactly what I was told when recruited

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    some flexability, people really do need the products. You do have the opportunity to "own" your own business.

    Cons

    Training was the worst I have seen at any job. The training manager was more worries about herself than doing a good job, had no knowledge of the products being sold and was a joke. Management changed every couple months. It does not make you feel good when you have three managers in a year. They talk about giving people leads but when they finally do, they are old, are not valid, or in areas you cannot even afford to drive to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people a real chance to get started. A small salary would be a great help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Warning on Trust Division

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    Former Employee - Trust Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Trust Officer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    You are in the upper salary range for comparable jobs.

    Cons

    No emphasis on work/life balance. Many of the senior managers were working 80 hour weeks with similar expectations for the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a page from many other Fortune 500 companies and learn the added value of work/life balance.

    Disapproves of CEO

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