Prudential Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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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. Law Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Attorneys made sure interns are trained and get interesting assignments. strongly recommend

    Cons

    nothing. i really enjoyed my experience interning at this company

  2. actuarial analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Prudential (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benefit package is decent and reasonable.
    Plenty of promotion opportunities if working hard.
    Training is good.

    Cons

    Work load could get very stressful depending on the team you belong to.
    Hard to find the right contact person from other building.
    No life for family if in the wrong team.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers could get emotional and hard to communicate.
    Sometimes too many unnecessary meetings.
    Some managers got promoted because of certification but doesn't really have good leadership.

  3. They are winners

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Prudential

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

    Pros

    Great management and flexibility. Plenty of opportunities for growth if you work hard.

    Cons

    Innovation is something that takes months to move forward. They hope to change with a new division

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  5. Financial Advisor

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Building of a business that is yours. It is extremely rewarding to know you've done a great service to your clients for their financial futures. Training is good.

    Cons

    Ever since the Dodd-Frank bill compliance has been much more strenuous, time-consuming, and onerous. Our compliance people do a good job and keep you up with training but it is a drag on building your business.

    I feel it takes longer than it should to build the residuals required to really keep your business running through the ups and downs. You just need to be there when your clients need you.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good company with great products

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    Current Employee - Financial Professional
    Current Employee - Financial Professional

    I have been working at Prudential

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

    Pros

    Freedom, you make your own schedule. Great products to represent to clients. Huge amount of current clients to reach out to and grow your business

    Cons

    Management styles conflicted with one another. Lack of training when starting out. The work never ends, you are building a business and it can eat away at personal life.

    Advice to Management

    management constantly rolled out new initiatives and focuses but we're rarely followed up on. You waste a lot of time with upper management to keep their schedules full.

  7. financial profesdional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Flexibility, management, money is decent once you get good ng

    Cons

    Hard to find new clients

  8. Marketing Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at Prudential

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

    Pros

    Great company with okay salary, good benefits and bonus. Good people and flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Great company overall but their middle management has no structure. Each manager has their own style and seems to manage their teams however they want. Senior management often is disconnected and has no idea what is going on. They all talk the good talk of career planning, but there is really very little advancement from within. There seems to be a lack of willingness to promote from within or give anyone a chance to prove themselves. Any position (according to HR) must be posted and almost always ends up being filled by an outside candidate.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your middle managers and how they are managing, many have no experience and are holding back good employees. Take a chance on the great employees you have instead of always looking outside.

  9. Deadweight Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is good

    Cons

    No ability to move up, company prefers to hire from the outside for every senior position.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure management

    Prudential Response

    Apr 16, 2015Senior Staffing Specialist

    We appreciate your candid feedback. If you would like to discuss this further we are interested in hearing from you. Please email us staffing@prudential.com.

  10. FPA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great money when things are going well. Schedule flexibility, ability to work remote.

    Cons

    No base, Little behind on technology, Support at times.

  11. Direcror

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    Former Employee - Director in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Director in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Prudential (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people that are driven towards being the industry leaders in life insurance sales.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance career based on personal merit alone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

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