Prudential Reviews

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43 Reviews

3.5
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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 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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  1.  

    Interesting to compare.

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    Current Employee - Manager Information Systems  in  Dresher, PA
    Current Employee - Manager Information Systems in Dresher, PA

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    They make you proud to achive success.

    Cons

    A lot of work still need to be done and resources are flat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your staff and allow them to continue to provide solid performances.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company, timing is everything

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Services Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Flexable schedule, you make what you find and sale. If you know a lot of people and are able to win their confidence then you may have a good chance of survival.

    Cons

    Tough times for financial industry, people are unsure what to do with thier money. Getting you securities certification is not the easiest thing to acquire. Most burn out within the first two year. If you can not get in front of a lot of people, then you will not survive. There is a lot of cold calling and phone work. After you make it past your 2nd year and if you have built up a good clientel, it does not mean continued success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a base salary for those who have proved themselves, need better support for field offices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Come work for a Rock solid financial services company

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Many different opportunities and locations. Financial stability, even in a down market. A culture of teamwork. I am amazed at how many people have come back to Prudential after going to other firms. There seems to be a willingness to accommodate personal needs, special work schedules, transfers, etc. The benefits package is quite strong. Diversity is truly valued.

    Cons

    I am not sure compensation is at the top of the market. Advancement can be slow. Corporate office is in Newark, NJ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue an opportunistic , yet reasonable, acquisition plan.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Prudential Retirement is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    work life balance is highly regarded; lots of opportunity for growth and professional development is supported.

    Cons

    there is lots of red tape in order to get something accomplished

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay true to the open door policy; relax

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A rock is a rock is a rock

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Roseland, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Good benefits and a conservative company culture helping to keep this financial services company afloat. Good understanding of work - life issues, a family-oriented workplace. When there is a clear direction of a business objective, there is good cooperation across divisions. Still a large company with a strong brand name.

    Cons

    Little hope for advancement based on merit. No career track, little planning for future. Tech employees often viewed as necessary cost vs. adding value. Often very little in terms of clear business goals. Micro-management can be a problem. Outsourcing is here to stay. Many processes and procedures hinder actual work taking place, and seem to be over-cautious even in today's risk averse corporate environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop talent within organization, both younger and older employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good benefits, bad morale....not horrible but not good for employment.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Great job benefits to include health and tuition reimbursement. On-site well-equipped gym and childcare centers. Convenient additional perks to include education opportunities, etc.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in many of their offices and with that lack of growth opportunities for minorities within company. Complaint resolution process is lacking. Issue resolution can get lost in the process of the many channels of reporting and HR procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify and provide adequate on-going training initiatives to associates.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    becoming an agent feels like doing a cannon ball into a pool with no bottom

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Associate  in  Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Financial Services Associate in Newark, DE

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Strong company logo backing you with 132 years of history. Paid training and licensing.

    Cons

    lack of business plan or direction. sink or swim mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get with the program. micro manage!

    No opinion of CEO

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