Prudential Reviews

Updated August 24, 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. Financial professional associate

    Former Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Oakmont, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Oakmont, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Prudential (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and opportunities for bonuses.

    Cons

    Travel, no base salary, you are expected to to sell to your family and friends

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest in interviews


  2. Marketing Intern

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Newark, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prudential as an intern

    Pros

    The culture is by far what stands out at Prudential. The employees are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. There were numerous team-building events set up to connect with other full-time employees. My manager scheduled several coffee chats with different employees to learn about the different functions within Prudential. There were several networking events organized for the interns to meet with and interact with Senior Level Executives. The summer-long project assigned to all of interns across the entire organization was also very challenging and a great opportunity to meet with other interns and learn about different parts of Prudential. Full-time employees also seem to have flexible hours and a good work-life balance: 8:30am-4:30pm, 9am-5pm, the ability to work remotely, etc.

    Cons

    In my experience, I did not have any prepared or coordinated tasks/assignments/projects to work on. I often felt like I was left to stare at my computer all day. The work I was eventually handed out weeks into my internship had no meaningful impact and were all busy work. I believe I did not get a chance to fully learn what it would be like to work full-time for Prudential in my role. Other cons include, I was assigned a mentor who I met with twice during the 10-week program. There were no reviews/feedback session organized for me and I was not told of any career opportunities after graduating college. I felt the department I was working for was not prepared to take on an intern for the summer.

    Advice to Management

    It would be beneficial if the job descriptions for the internships were accurate and revised to paint a better picture of the tasks you would be working on during the summer. It would also have been a better experience if the tasks/assignments were coordinated and already prepared with the manager before the intern started.

    Prudential Response

    Aug 24, 2015 – Social Media Community Manager

    Thank you for sharing your intern experience. Your feedback is very important to us. This information is valuable as we assess our processes and programs. If you’d like to discuss more, feel free to ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    Insurance Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales/Financial Advisor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales/Financial Advisor in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to spend your time as you see fit

    Cons

    All commission compensation with nettle to no lead support

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in advisors. 100% commission compensation with no support other than sales language and "we're here if you need us...but not for that, that, or that" isn't enough to build a new practice


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  5. Financial Professional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow and expand your business,

    Cons

    Managers are not that great, too much company politics, and they charge to work at their own office!

    Advice to Management

    Ask your employees for suggestions about change

    Prudential Response

    Aug 19, 2015 – Social Media Community Manager

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


  6. Sales & Marketing Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation was adequate for the tasks performed.

    Cons

    Tensions between managers was off putting and made for an uncomfortable work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more upward mobility to entry level employees.


  7. none

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Own boss for most part

    Cons

    No backup from main company

    Advice to Management

    None

    Prudential Response

    Jul 22, 2015 – Social Media Community Manager

    Your comment is very important to us. We encourage you to email us at staffing@prudential.com to address your concern.


  8. Claims Examiner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner in Roseland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    After a year you can move on to other department. Folks are friendly,

    Cons

    Management is only concerned with numbers. The metrics are terrible


  9. Helpful (6)

    Financial Professional Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited growth Attractive income Expansive network Good place for career transition Excellent benefits Prudential carries a good reputation Good place for hard working and ambitious individuals

    Cons

    Hard work at first Must present personal information during interview process

    Advice to Management

    Candidates should not create a client list during interview process because it is rather invasive and unethical.


  10. Part-Time, (tele)marketing Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    The people that I was working under was very friendly.

    Cons

    Because my job was mostly focused on calling existing clients, I would work during odd hours outside of the regular 8 AM - 5 PM (around dinner time from 5 PM - 8 PM or Sat mornings). I've never gotten to interact with TOO many people there and the sales job wasn't for me. Didn't feel like I received many opportunities for growth.


  11. Financial Services

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wylie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Prudential (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Income potential can be good

    Cons

    Commissions are limited. Captive agent can't sell what's best for the client.



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