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Prudential Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
203 Reviews
3.7
203 Reviews
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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.  

    Better corporate culture than most big financials....

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Roseland, NJ
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at Prudential as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I had two tours of duty at Prudential, employee and consultant - nice work environment, better culture and benefits than most. People tend to stay there awhile - that should tell you something.

    Cons

    Because of the NJ nexus, salary is a bit less than one might expect coming out of NYC. I found that being closer to home made up for the difference in time and commutation expense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the downsides to the Newark / Roseland focus is lack of competition for the best and brightest - as a result, folks settle in to jobs for the long haul, and it does stifle creativity and advancement. Let's find a way to shake things up so performers can move up before they leave the firm...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Training Stipend

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    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in East Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in East Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Large company with over 100 years of existence.

    Cons

    It's easy to get lost in a large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work out the kinks with the FPA program to avoid a high level of frustration with new potential employees that earn $0.00 while working up to a first commission.

  3.  

    Great benefits, stable company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Specialist in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, career development programs

    Cons

    Slower career advancement, older equipment (computers, email, etc.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Finance Internship Program Experience

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    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Newark, NJ
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Amazing senior management exposure throughout the program. Really quality internship experience, lots of training throughout the summer. My "intern position" felt like an actual job. HUGE focus on team work and talent development. Just a really great environment to work in. Relaxed, but competitive. Lots of opportunity for personal growth. Sign-on bonus for interns, plus good pay and overtime. I met the CFO, CEO, and many high level executives.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Some people in the program were family members of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    compliance associate

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    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    great benefits, awesome team and growth opportunities. perks like free museums visit, lunch ons. etd

    Cons

    great company overall. good work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Excellent career potential

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    The large corporate environment has a great deal of potententional. Managers are available to assist and maintain development. Flexible work arrangements and a commitment to improved quality of life generate a more devoted and happy workplace. Compensation is very comparable to the market.

    Cons

    Movement can be slow at the corporate level, due to the large organizational structure. Because of the PTO policy, most staff come to work when sick rather than forfeiting a PTO day which combines sick & vacation days. Annual reviews are looked at as a task rather than as a process to improve the employee, or recognize a job well done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a sick day policy. Recognize top talent and reward/promote quickly. Perform reviews more than once annually.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Director in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Roseland, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    work-life balance
    Good benefit
    Easy schedule of work

    Cons

    Better of working at Washington DC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good for resume building in the short term, not a long term choice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, NJ

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

    Pros

    Reasonable Fortune brand in insurance industry, good place for working parents who value work life balance

    Cons

    Not merit driven, too much politics, a lot of long timers, out dated management practice and infrastructure, large portion of middle management in the Group Insurance division needs to go, terrible mafia culture in terms of back stabbing and retaliation, lots of slacking from the long timers

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Well structured / focused organization

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    Former Contractor - Executive Assistant in Newark, NJ
    Former Contractor - Executive Assistant in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Pleasant atmosphere, team-focused, friendly/fun but work-oriented. Team takes deliverables and meeting client needs seriously. Coming from a Wall Street bank, I see very good movement in the selection process here of hiring which seems to pattern after the same model of my former bank which attracted top talent and deviated from mediocrity. After leaving Prudential and working elsewhere, I saw a lot of positive growth upon my return and I've come to realize just how well the processes and procedures of this Company were implemented, maintained and are really top notch!

    Cons

    I do not have any negatives to present. This company far excels in the category of processes, procedures, sense of direction and smarts; elsewhere, systems and processes are a mess and all over the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not pertaining to my department or general/upper management which was the most professionally dressed per my view, but to limit having some come too casual throughout the Company, putting out a more stringent policy to heighten the dress code a bit would spruce up the overall image to an even better place! :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place to work!

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    Former Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Nice people that you work with.

    Cons

    100% commission work. You must perform and sell to family and friends first. Loads of pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible when personal issues such as illnesses or disabilities arise with your sales staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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