Prudential Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
638 Reviews
3.4
638 Reviews
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Prudential Chairman and CEO John R. Strangfeld
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337 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance is good but still depends on what team you belong (in 80 reviews)

  • Good benefits package - new employees are still eligible for a pension (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance of sales will drive most to leave within the first few years (in 23 reviews)

  • 15 appoiuntments unless is is your personal friends and family (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    RS

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    Current Employee - Associate Actuary  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Associate Actuary in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Work Ethics, Growth, Location, Adaptability, Training

    Cons

    Tremendous Pressure, Long Hours, Pay, Permanence, Culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try Easing Out

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Welcoming Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Realtor  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Realtor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Prudential full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Training is one of the best out there and Flexible hours

    Cons

    Not that many cons, besides slow activity in some markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company and benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Prudential full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Had a Very good Benefits

    Cons

    Downsized at the tail end of the Great Recession - not based on production

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    It has been good so far, not really perfect.

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    Current Employee - Manager, Information Systems  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager, Information Systems in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of friendly people to work with. The salary is also competitive. It also create a lot of challenging atmosphere for folks who are interested in getting a lot of good skills and building up on experiences.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career advancements for a lot of IT employees. Also, some supervisors do not take time to understand their surbodinates better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for employees is suggested. Upper management should work on creating more opportunities for career advancements and promotions for hard working individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Roseland, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cares about it's employees, good work-life balance (flexible work schedule, telecommuting, etc.), great work culture, very ethical, good fitness center & fitness programs

    Cons

    Pay is probably average at best compared to most companies; should do more promoting from within rather than hiring so many external VP's that don't know the business as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    place more value on employee performance through promotions and larger salary increases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Planning Specialist

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    Current Employee - Planning Specialist  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Planning Specialist in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits. Flexible hours. Good work life balance. Lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    I should of negotiated a better salary. I feel under pay compare to my peers at other companies. Everyone has so much tenure. Most people I meet have been working with the company for 15 plus yeas. Which is a good thing but I must believe there is a lot of complacency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more new people a senior level!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work environment, great benefits

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pru was a nice place to work. The benefits for me were key, as I had two babies while working for the company. I was given great benefits and enjoyed a 6 month maternity leave.

    Cons

    I wish I could have had more flexibility in the job. Working from home part-time, or having flex time hours would have been really helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Cheap and Political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Some areas in the company offer flexible hours and have a work life balance. Very unfair distribution of work, otherwise. Large company with some resources spent on useful projects. A few good people.

    Cons

    Where to begin. The list is long. Cheap. Benefits are minimal, including vacation and healthcare. Working in a ghetto saves the company money. Technology is old, making processes manual. The company spends money on consultants and wastes money in projects, while some have no work flexibility and have to take time off to go to the doctor or run an errand. Very hierarchical - no one cares what you know or can do. It's all about tenure and title. People treat you horribly. They are mean and political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take off your crown. Don't insult and talk down to people. Upgrade technology to save people's time. Work with those who are educated and have skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The Best Opportunity a Professional Could Ever Want!!!

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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 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Training..Training..Training!! Office Culture and Compensation

    I've read a number of negative reviews and found in my opinion that they must not have had a long term vision of what this Career should be. With any start-up practice you have to sacrifice in the short term to gain long term success. With that being said. Where can you start a 6 figure practice for less than a thousand dollars with a Billion dollar brand. My opinion for anyone thinking about becoming a Financial Services Associate is that if you want a 9-5 with the chance of being fired or downsized, this is not it. If you want freedom of a flexible schedule and income based on your own worth then fully commit to the opportunity and then judge.

    Cons

    If you do not have a hard work ethic and drive, this may not be for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be a resource for your reps and maybe think outside the box of what has been typically done for years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Financial Planning and Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst

    I worked at Prudential as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a big company where I can learn new things everyday and has a lot of opportunities to improve my career like job training and opportunity to work with different department.

    Cons

    I was a contract employee so I did not have benefits, but I heard benefits in Prudential is excellent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Manager in Prudential has a tendency of giving a good training and a good chance to employee to sharp their knowledge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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