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Prudential plc Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
Prudential plc – Central District – “Prudential meeting room”

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3.2 36 reviews

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Prudential plc Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam

Tidjane Thiam

(7 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    temp service desk agent

    IT Service Desk Agent (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros- Pay is not bad as a temp who have not graduated from university, and OT are paid accurately by the agency.
    - Required to work on weekends but is compensated by good remuneration.

    Cons- May meet difficult financial consultants but you will get the hang of handling them
    - Everyone is too busy to teach the newcomers, so you will feel lost as a temp during the first two weeks. Thereafter you'll know how things work.
    - Office politics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Financial Consultant

    Financial Consultant (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsChallenging and the possibility of great monetary rewards associated with the career

    ConsIrregular working hours. A number of expenses as you are building up your leads

    Advice to Senior ManagementClear directions towards progression

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Prudential is a friendly place to work

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Jakarta (Indonesia)

    ProsGood working environment and friendly management

    ConsCompensation level is only average

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work with, but with some issues about senior management team.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    ProsGood pay, hassle free work environment, office politics not much tolerated.

    ConsMicromanaging senior management team, who pretends to know it all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your middle managers more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A very employee-centric company with high levels of integrity and also values.

    Manager (Current Employee) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsThe treatment of the staff by the HR is excellent and a good demonstration of it's caring ethos towards the staff though the same cannot be said of the management of the company.

    ConsLong working hours and a very demanding place - which at times may compromise your work-life balance. The compensation may be fair but the bonus payout leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelook at the ratio of male-female workforce - this may yet impact on the overall morale of the staff, particularly those on the mid management side.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard to generalise.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLeading player in Asia - huge variety in market development/opportunities/challenges as Prudential has insurance and funds businesses in 12-13 markets, from Middle East, through to developing markets like Vietnam and mature markets like Korea and Hong Kong. There are also JVs with major financial groups in China and India. Opportunities for a wide range of market/business experience

    ConsPolitics and frequent re-organisations. Some markets/functions have very talented and inspiring leaders/staff, but others are consumed by politics. Office can be very clique-y and gossipy. Also, expected to be on call 24-hours (though this depends on team/boss)

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore objective and constructive advice and help with career. Right now, it is hard to generalise the experience because it seems like it really varies by department. Maybe more accountability for senior management would create a fairer and more inclusive environment overall.

     

    Needs to address bullying

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive financial packages and investment in staff. A large company which allows employees room to develop or change their skill set.

    ConsA blind eye is turned to senior managers who enjoy bullying, intimidatory tactics. Work / life balance is dismal in these areas and stress levels very high.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCloser attention to, and zero tolerance of, areas where bullying and hierarchical rule is routine. Let's protect Pru 's good name.

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    Young sales people create an undercurrent of pressure to sell at all cost

    Financial Consultant (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsI'll say it first. If you are have to choose a career in insurance... it's objectively one of the best choices, this coming from someone who greatly dislikes the industry. That said, their products are costly, meaning often you find yourself selling a suboptimal package from a purely cost perspective
    Learn very quickly
    Builds confidence in people to high pressure
    Training and pressure allows you to build strong bonds which may be the main thing that stops people in the industry from leaving

    ConsThe job does not discriminate between working and off-work hours
    A sense that you are exploiting your friends
    A strong draw to push aside your morals

    Advice to Senior ManagementChecks and balances + KPIs directly on the quality of sales culture being developed

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    People are unhappy at work, the turnover rate is high

    (Current Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsThe reputation of the company, nice colleagues, good office location, hands-on job experience

    Consnot-so-good management style, limited on-the-job training, limited personal growth and career developments, uncompetitive compensation and benefits, bad work life balance, inflexible company culture, management are not open to improvements and changes, understaffed, not-so-good IT support

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Confused Place (I am talking about Knowledge Services only)

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Mumbai (India)

    Pros1. Better than expected work-life balance
    2. It did feel like a family
    3. Good location if you have a car, or traveling by rick.
    4. Excellent support from the parent Prudential UK.
    5. Employee reviews are dealt well.

    Cons1. Pathetic performance by Indian Executive Team. I am talking about 2009-2011.
    2. Pay is not very good... but they are working on it.
    3. Backdated software.
    4. Poor recruitment.
    5. No proper training.
    6. Casual environment does not really help the new people to grow professionally.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Try to recruit good people at every level.
    2. Raise the pay in planned manner.

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