Prudential Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
625 Reviews

3.4
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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 80 reviews)

  • Good benefits package - new employees are still eligible for a pension (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance of sales will drive most to leave within the first few years (in 23 reviews)

  • 15 appoiuntments unless is is your personal friends and family (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Prudential is a wonderful company to work for. Besides getting in the door to a job you will enjoy, they offer continued training and growth where applicable. They have a wonderful work, life balance, benefits, on site health facility among other perks like bonuses. Employees tend to stay for a very long time.

    Cons

    Sometimes growth doesn't happen as quickly as you think it should. And, requesting work from home doesn't always get approved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Prudential full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Prudential invests in their employee...career
    Excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Can be very political...best solution is not always taken.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good & Bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Prudential full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great benefits, gym on site, great perks like discounts.

    Cons

    *NO WORK LIFE BALANCE FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN ACCOUNTING/FINANCE:
    Im not sure why they keep making the list when it comes to work life balance. There is non for mid management and under, When they have those polls, they are interviewing VP's not the majority of the staff. They need to go talk to the finance folk.
    *People are being laid off to make the bottom line numbers look better. I sat in a meetinng where the Chief Diversity Officer stood there and said, "instead of pushing people out of jobs, we should find the right fit for people" . This same person came from off her honeymoon and laid people off in her own department because she was following orders...Where are those values that she came to Prudential with now?
    *it's not what you know once your in the company...it's who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *start caring about your employees, if they are burned out, how can you as a company be productive and move forward?

    Please train the managers and directors on how to do their jobs, not on extra curricular activities...they need to know their actual job function in and out because in some areas, they are the pulse of a department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    How is this legal?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    If one actually got a check, due to the size of the company, you could be confident it would clear.

    Cons

    Prudential's Career Development Program is akin to pre-Civil War slavery. New agents are thrown to the wolves and told to sell life insurance to their friends and family, and aren't paid a dime until they hit a certain sales quota, even if they've sold product. It is possible to LOSE money by going to work, due to the fact that agents are not compensated for any of their licensing or travel expenses until they make it through the initiation. Less than half of their recruits make it through the CDP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put yourself in the recruit's shoes. It will be quite a reality check.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfactory place to work with good work environment and okay salaries and benefits.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Associate  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Associate in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are good to work with, Can move around the company very easily. Training is efficient and there a lot of areas that you can self improve within the company.

    Cons

    Promotion has been hard. Salary could be higher per level. Bonuses are horrible. However, I heard that all that depends on the group/department you work in. Perhaps, I'm just in the wrong group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great environment and Great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Associate  in  Iselin, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Iselin, NJ

    I worked at Prudential full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Enjoy that everyone is supportive and proactive. Teamwork is clearly seen on every level.

    Cons

    The job nature can get hectic sometimes. And, there is also quite an amount of pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be even more supportive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work.

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

    I worked at Prudential full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Sense of purpose. Prudential has adjusted to focus on Retirement readiness. It's Day One ad campaign is not just a slogan. There is a deep sense of commitment among associates of all levels to help individuals achieve a secure retirement

    Cons

    The director of the organization from senior leadership is excellent, however, they need to make sure that it translates all the way down to the workers. A lot of work is done manually with extensive controls. More could be done to bring the back office technology up to the level of the investor/client facing technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agent Accountant  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Agent Accountant in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Solid Growth Potential for one's career

    Cons

    Navigating politics is challenging and at sometimes difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Compensation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compensation  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Compensation in New York, NY

    I worked at Prudential full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are nice. They are smart and try to help each other. Some are there for many years so they know the ins and outs.

    Cons

    Work long hours and at the end the merit bases Increases are small. They can do better. They have smart people I think they need to take care of them better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work for

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

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

    Pros

    place to advance your knowledge

    Cons

    too many senior executives.Very bureaucratic and political.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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