Prudential plc

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Prudential plc Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
40 Reviews
3.2
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Company with care and love

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance with flexible working hour.
    Team sprit with love and caring team members.
    Job motivations e.g. Year end bonus, travel package.

    Cons

    Narrow customer sources due to personal networking or insufficient client-based activities.
    Highly competitive industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A bit like living in a Flashman novel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    None if you end up in a department running under the old boy network.

    Cons

    I am continually amazed by the old fashioned pecking order in existence here, where insufficient toadying and imagined slights are seized upon and petty revenge plotted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade to modern, dynamic leaders with people skills who are too productively busy to spend time sulking and plotting over their expensive lunches on expenses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Needs to address bullying

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential plc

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

    Closer 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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  5.  

    Prudential plc

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Prudential plc full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Company values, some great people, they invest in their people's training and they have a good renumeration scheme.

    Cons

    Quality of management can be inconsistent, work life balance can also easily start to erode.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the performance management system working properly, should be a fantastic incentive for staff, it's not, it's a chore. Get rid of poor performers, no matter their seniority, quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    senior management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Prudential plc full-time

    Pros

    Flexible employer who is fair but demands their pound of flesh. Good staff relations and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    It can be very political at senior levels and is a lot more ruthless at these levels. Heavily regulated which can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove some of the politics. Encourage people to do the best for the company not what is just right for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Extremely hierarchical with outdated management style

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Prudential plc for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relatively good benefits including pension and Share options.

    Cons

    Highly sexist and very hierarchical organization that does not support employee development or growth. Promotions will likely need to be sought outside the company. Culture of blame, and lack of accountability on the part of Directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus needs to be put on having senior executives engage with staff, to increase employee morale, and offer more opportunity for 360 degree feedback to hold managers accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Review of PPMS (Operations)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential plc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * One Team One Goal
    * Good solution-oriented management
    * Colleagues are treated like assets & are HEARD
    * Strong support & confidence from UK stake-holders
    * Helpful & supprotive collegaues

    Cons

    * Looked down upon by other verticals
    * Learning oppurtunities are very sterotyped (basic excel, letter writing, lateral thinking etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Learning oppurtunities could be increased for high performing colleagues to create a future sourcing ground for other verticals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential plc as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience.
    Good people.
    Good exposure to the industry.
    Open to ideas from all.

    Cons

    Could take a while to move up the ranks.
    Lots of Excel can be involved - which is ok if you like Excel I guess!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work, young engaging workplace, flexible work life balance, good management support, challenging envt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good study support
    Loads of global opportunities
    Young engaging workplace and people
    Flexible work life balance
    Challenging environment
    Each day is a new learning opportunity
    Get recognised based on work, rather than seniority, which means young empathetic management
    Accessible senior management

    Cons

    Not very good HR policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Borrow HR policies from Prudential UK and it would be a perfect place to work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Ok if you want to plod along

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Prudential plc

    Pros

    Can be very flexible around location of work, working from home is acceptable for example

    Cons

    Big organisation with not much devolved decision making power. Tendency towards blame culture prevents people from being prepared to go out on a limb

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't have the time to consider the small things, give people the confidence to deal with them on your behalf.

    Approves of CEO

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