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  1.  

    Retention Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Benefits, Leadership, work-life balance,company values.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities, personal growth, perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company that works hard to cultivate leaders

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Relations Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Public Relations Specialist in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Professional development opportunities encouraged, competitive pay, and managers that are truly invested in the success of their direct reports. Culture seems to be work hard, play harder.

    Cons

    Have noticed some office politics, but that's at any company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue cultivating leaders at lower management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Having An Awful Experience With The Individual Life Insurance Business Unit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Prudential offers a good benefit package including health insurance and paid time off. My business unit also allowed us to "work" from home which makes it easy to do chores around the house and take care of doctor and car appointments without having to use up paid vacation time.

    Cons

    I find the individual life insurance business unit to be a poorly run division within Prudential. The unit is constantly tweaking the life products only to keep brokers interested in selling the product. Products are often so complicated the people selling them and the customes buying them don't understand them. It is very rare that a product's functionality is programmed into the administration system. Upper management keeps busy by forming special teams of staff who are charged with tasks that sound good in principle but almost always go nowhere. The best one had over 150 employees spend 18 months developing ideas to improve things like talent sourcing or succession planning. The teams spent so much time tweaking power point presentations that basically said little and presented their simple ideas to the very top management. After the teams did their presentations the teams were disbanded and nothing ever became of the work done. Just turned out to be a huge huge waste of time! Work environment is also surprisingly poor. We routinely have rodents running around our floor. As a result I no longer eat in the cafeteria which is located in the basement of my building. I can only imagine the size of the rodents down there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the silly special teams. You never give the teams a full explanation of what you are looking for and then you never act on the work they do. Also, get rid of the rodents!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Prudential Response

    Jan 22, 2015Social Media Manager

    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.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, managerial problems in Group Insurance Division

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are respectful and the complex (in Roseland, NJ) is a good place to work (gym, nurse, cafeteria). New CEO is excellent but much of the middle management needs to go or change.

    Cons

    Group Insurance is in the middle of a turnaround so morale is pretty low and there is substantial back stabbing. Management is trying to change the culture but there is a lot of resistance and people are so worried about saving their own skins that some of the programs that could help things are not succeeding. It's really become a miserable place to be overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think from an employee's level and minimize the endless sea of messages coming out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Prudential Response

    Jan 5, 2015Social Media Manager

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

  6.  

    Nice place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Professional Associate in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Nice people that you work with.

    Cons

    100% commission work. You must perform and sell to family and friends first. Loads of pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible when personal issues such as illnesses or disabilities arise with your sales staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a good company.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good perks, that is about all that is good with Prudential. Working from home is another good thing about working at Prudential.

    Cons

    Prudential wants to look good in the public eye but really they don't care about their employees. No support from management. Management doesn't like to take risk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    unfair to actuarial staff not in Pru's Actuarial Leadership Development Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    bonus target is higher than other companies

    Cons

    treat actuarial staff differently. For the so called 'Actuarial Leadership Development Program' (ALDP), they have 50% more study time, at least 20% more salary and get promotion on exams. These kids don't work over time, study at work and can move to a director level within 3-4 years. However, their "leadership" is not that good. And their tech skills suck. Think about it, during their 12-mth rotation, they have 4 weeks PTO, 2 weeks holidays, 6 weeks study time, how many weeks they can actually work and make a real contribution??

    For non ALDP staff, they work hard, study with less support and take a much less salary. This is not fair!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat staff equally, based on performance, not on the so called "leadership"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Prudential Response

    Dec 9, 2014Social Media Manager

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

  9.  

    Needs a more structured training program

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    great potential to make a lot of money

    Cons

    the training program is not very comprehensive

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, open working environment,have great opportunity to learn something new.

    Cons

    Just a little bit disorganization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to hone in your financial skills

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    teamwork, hard working. classes to improve skils are available

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy, very long hours with weekends. Commission based and it can fluctuate

    Recommends

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