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Prudential Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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Updated February 26, 2015
582 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to be, really allows you to grow and seek out that which you are most interested in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuary
    Current Employee - Actuary

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Very good salary, bonus, benefits, etc. Very entreprenurial atmosphere, often willing to let you go "off topic" a bit to work on other areas of interest

    Cons

    Pretty few in reality, runs a bit lean on staff sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Better corporate culture than most big financials....

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Roseland, NJ
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at Prudential as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I had two tours of duty at Prudential, employee and consultant - nice work environment, better culture and benefits than most. People tend to stay there awhile - that should tell you something.

    Cons

    Because of the NJ nexus, salary is a bit less than one might expect coming out of NYC. I found that being closer to home made up for the difference in time and commutation expense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the downsides to the Newark / Roseland focus is lack of competition for the best and brightest - as a result, folks settle in to jobs for the long haul, and it does stifle creativity and advancement. Let's find a way to shake things up so performers can move up before they leave the firm...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Training Stipend

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    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in East Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in East Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Large company with over 100 years of existence.

    Cons

    It's easy to get lost in a large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work out the kinks with the FPA program to avoid a high level of frustration with new potential employees that earn $0.00 while working up to a first commission.

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  5.  

    Great benefits, stable company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Specialist in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, career development programs

    Cons

    Slower career advancement, older equipment (computers, email, etc.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Support their workers. Offer scholarships to children.

    Cons

    Requires hard work and often evenings & weekends to meet clients availablity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to financially compensate for service work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Finance Internship Program Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Newark, NJ
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Amazing senior management exposure throughout the program. Really quality internship experience, lots of training throughout the summer. My "intern position" felt like an actual job. HUGE focus on team work and talent development. Just a really great environment to work in. Relaxed, but competitive. Lots of opportunity for personal growth. Sign-on bonus for interns, plus good pay and overtime. I met the CFO, CEO, and many high level executives.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Some people in the program were family members of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    vwry nice environment to work in along with many great employees willing to help you.

    Cons

    Network for workin is slow in responsive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    compliance associate

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    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    great benefits, awesome team and growth opportunities. perks like free museums visit, lunch ons. etd

    Cons

    great company overall. good work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a bad company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Financial Professional in North Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in North Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    The training was the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Too much downsizing over the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the commission structure each year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work/life balance - not as much drive or passion

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Rarely work weekends and access to big deals and big players

    Cons

    I don't feel like I'm compensates based on my contribution. Everyone gets paid based on tenure. Also, the processes are so streamlined that it's hard to add value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate based on contribution. Be willing to promote earlier

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