Prudential Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
655 Reviews
3.3
655 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 88 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 25 reviews)

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

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company Reputation, but read the fine print ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Prudential has 98% name/brand recognition, so it's great to be associated with that type of clout. Prudential also offers great benefits to employees and their philanthropy efforts are to be applauded.

    Cons

    Be sure to read the fine print! Depending on what type of job you accept it could mean the poor house! Corporate or staff positions at any location will supply a great career opportunity. Agency Distribution and Professional Financial Associate (sales) positions AVOID. You end up buying leads, even from Prudential! Position is 100% commission and you are asked to be/do everything from 200+phone calls/week, lead generation, business canvassing, administration and even, after 2 years, pay for your cube. Forget the promise of top-notch training! Overlook promises of $90,000 your second year! Again read the fine print.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A new business model needs to be put into place at Prudential.

  2.  

    Part time work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to work on a vast amount of high level projects

    Cons

    Limited resources, haste project requests

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    An Excellent Employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Prudential was an excellent place to work. They value diversity. They respect all employees. They place ethical behavior & practices in high regard. They instill in you the importance and value in respecting Customers. I worked there for 15 years and grew to understand, respect, and appreciate them as a company. I would highly recommend seeking them out if you feel you would be a good fit.

    Cons

    Things sometimes take time to change. Think of the analogy of the time and effort it takes to take a huge ocean liner to change course. Certain things can and must get done quickly. However many things take a fair amount of time to come around and change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being open to creative and even divergent thinkers and their opinions. Genius was never found standing in line - following the pack. Genius contributions are often found in places (people) with the rough edges. "It's the grain of sand, the irritant, that stimulates the pearl." Keep that in mind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Great Place to Work and good management

    Cons

    Need more attention to detail

    Recommends
  7.  

    Down To Earth, Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Research Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Credit Research Analyst in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    The people are so welcoming, intelligent and motivated. They are so helpful in explaining things and taking the time to share their knowledge and expertise with interns. They are very focused on balancing work and life for interns by limiting hours to 40 a week (can work over if need be).

    Cons

    Office is moving further away from the train station in the next year (will no longer be connected)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Salary

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Work, Life balance, work from home

    Cons

    Weekend work, 24X7 on call status

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    setup succession plans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work with excellent bonuses

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and excellent bonuses

    Cons

    Company clicks and inconsistent expectations from managment

  10.  

    OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Provided great benefits and a nice work environment

    Cons

    Promotions were non-existent without a degree

  11.  

    One of the most difficult careers to succeed, but can also be one of the most rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Springfield, IL

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

    Pros

    One of the best life experiences, career development and training programs are a major plus. Benefits, both retirement and current employee benefits a plus. Helping clients reach their goals, retirement, and protecting their families is by far the best part of the job.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, very little pay in first 4-5 years. Company says 20% make it 4 years, personal experience showed its less than 5%, it might be more like 20% who make it 4 years survive the career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and compensate local management and staff more for keeping employees 2+ years instead of giving the majority or their pay and bonuses for recruitment of new reps and for their 1st years production. All it's done is increased the turnover and given the company a reputation for throwing their sales reps to the wolves the day their 1st year is over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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