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Prudential Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
673 Reviews
3.4
673 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.  

    Great environment and people to work with, you have to be driven and prepared to be denied over and over again.

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    dedicated people working with you, who will help you with any questions you have. Benefits are awesome. The building has a gym and a cafeteria.

    Cons

    The training needs a little more work, they have times where they have training but they dont

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The Best Opportunity a Professional Could Ever Want!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in East Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in East Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training..Training..Training!! Office Culture and Compensation

    I've read a number of negative reviews and found in my opinion that they must not have had a long term vision of what this Career should be. With any start-up practice you have to sacrifice in the short term to gain long term success. With that being said. Where can you start a 6 figure practice for less than a thousand dollars with a Billion dollar brand. My opinion for anyone thinking about becoming a Financial Services Associate is that if you want a 9-5 with the chance of being fired or downsized, this is not it. If you want freedom of a flexible schedule and income based on your own worth then fully commit to the opportunity and then judge.

    Cons

    If you do not have a hard work ethic and drive, this may not be for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be a resource for your reps and maybe think outside the box of what has been typically done for years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Your experience will vary.

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    Current Employee - Director in Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Woodbridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package - new employees are still eligible for a pension. Many people can find a good work life balance. If you need to work long hours on a project, you can usually do it from home.

    Cons

    Highly controlled environment tends to stifle quick solutions and creativity. Difficult to move between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees more flexibility to use outside, internet, tools to perform their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Contract Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at Prudential (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Pru really stretches you outside your comfort zone. Pru build leaders at all levels. Loved working for Prudential.

    Cons

    Job outsourced to India. So so sad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increased pay is always great!

  6.  

    Troubled company because it never moves forward and centers on mediocrity.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Prudential full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is fair, some locations are okay.

    Cons

    Excellence is not recognized or rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company moves toward mediocrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's pretty good, but not without flaws.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuary in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Actuary in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great health, dental, and vision care. In fact, all their benefits are pretty good. You get a lot of PTO, too, and working from home is encouraged. Prudential really does care about helping you get the rest of the stuff in life out of the way so you can perform your best when you're on the clock.

    Cons

    Salaries are pretty low for the work and region. Just about everyone I know outside of Pru is getting paid more than me.

    Big focus on doing something in the "Prudential way", even if that's admitted to be inefficient. Results in some clunky, inefficient procedures that waste asssociates time.

    Tech standards are WAY outdated - we're still on Lotus Notes for crying out loud! The firewalls and Internet blocking policies are ineffective and condescending, too. Sometimes they block you from getting to information that'd help you at work, and if people really want to slack off, they'll just find another way to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move our IT systems into the 21st century. It's only slowing us down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good pay; flexible hours; tuition reimbursement as soon as you start; good location; company provides a lot of training opportunities

    Cons

    it depends on what department you get into; some departments are not open to change and this can sometimes cause conflict; not all departments participate in the flex schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great overall company, but depending on what group and organization you are in, growth could be limited.

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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Roseland, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good pay
    - Flexibility
    - Promotes talent internally

    Cons

    - Certain areas are stifled in terms of growth, which trickles down to the employees within that group.
    - A little too much status is given to higher ups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fair- good benefits too many politics

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

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Convenient location in two gateway center.

    Cons

    work-life balance, very political, as an EA you are on call 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't tell allow outside politics to enter the work place. I had a fellow secretary try to tell me I HAD to be a republican because that is what everyone else was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strategic Transformational IT Leader efficient in communicating Value of IT that business can leverage to maximize ROI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Roseland, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very Collaborative Family like Work Environment. Learnt and Practiced that honesty, integrity and ethical business transaction builds customer loyalty. Building business relations through building communities. These are the key to retain the market share. Place to build extremely good leadership, risk and change management, financial decision making based on KPIs.

    Cons

    Extremely high employee retention - very low potential for career growth. Even though employees are delegated higher responsibilities, they can't be promoted through ranks at the same rate as our peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have an extremely efficient talent management program - would really love to see talent people progressively promoted through ranks based on their abilities and skillsets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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