Prudential Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Prudential Chairman and CEO John R. Strangfeld
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance is good but still depends on what team you belong (in 91 reviews)

  • Very good benefits once you become a full time employee (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • NO WORK LIFE BALANCE FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN ACCOUNTING/FINANCE: (in 26 reviews)

  • friends and family) right from the start (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Wonderful company with a lot of opportunity to grow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director - Human Resources in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Director - Human Resources in Scranton, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere - very caring and solid organization with the best benefits I've ever had in my career.

    Cons

    It's a large organization so sometimes it's difficult to turn the ship for some necessary change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about your employees and your brand - you're one of the best!


  2. DCN Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great diversity and inclusion programs

    Cons

    Compensation is not on par with individual versus peers of same job family and title

    Advice to Management

    More direct involvement with subordinates


  3. Helpful (1)

    Sales & Customer Service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Specialist in Merrick, NY
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Specialist in Merrick, NY

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

    Pros

    Working with all kinds of professional. I learned so much from the Account Executives. The taught me many things about insurance

    Cons

    The only con about Prudential is that jobs were eliminated when the took over Hartford Life Insuranc

    Advice to Management

    No advice


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  5. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Prudential

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    be motivated to work and you will do well

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do


  6. Process Management Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Management Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Process Management Analyst in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, good work environment with very flexible teams.

    Cons

    Favoritism towards those in specific programs. Rate of pay is slightly lower than top tier businesses.


  7. Good Values. Struggles with Bureaucracy.

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

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really truly values work life balance
    Genuinely nice, civil environment
    Bonuses are generous across the organization

    Cons

    Very strict about keeping you within the salary bounds of your level
    Some of the benefits are behind the times
    Uses Lotus Notes for email, which is embarrassing
    A lot of complacency among employees (i.e. "that's not my job")


  8. Financial Professional Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Commision based, you make what you work for

    Cons

    Background checks, pay for own licensing which is then refunded.

    Advice to Management

    Offer full training for new hires and also pay for background checks.


  9. Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with working from home. Try to promote a work life balance. Management does a good job about keeping associates informed.

    Cons

    Benefits and salary are just ok. Hours can be long.


  10. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance
    Smart People
    Opportunity to learn and develop as young professional

    Cons

    Located in Newark
    Compensation slightly lower than market


  11. Customer Service Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Good benefits,

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth



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