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Prudential Interview Questions in Hartford, CT

Updated Jan 26, 2017
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    Investment Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Prudential (Hartford, CT).

    Interview

    Interview in Hartford, very straightfordward questions, but others had different experiences. Asked about resume, and basic finance questions. No modeling related questions. What is ebitda? How to evaluate company ect. The company seems like a good place to work, Headquarters in hartford is very big but surrounding area is questionable

    Interview Questions


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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Prudential (Hartford, CT) in January 2016.

    Interview

    It took about 3 months to complete interview process. I was called 3 times for face to face interview total with 6 people. All personality questions nothing technical but you should answer them technically to prove that you can do the job. Focus and emphasize on your strengths. Everyone was very polite and made sure I'm easy.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe one situation when you took a risk   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Received an offer and accepted it


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    Retirement Product Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Prudential (Hartford, CT) in January 2016.

    Interview

    On campus interview consisted of two back to back thirty minute interview sessions, the first was with one interviewer, the second one was with two interviewers. Super day consisted of 4 separate interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation where you thought a project leader's strategy might be harmful to the company?   Answer Question

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    Financial Reporting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Prudential (Hartford, CT) in November 2015.

    Interview

    The process took about 2 months. It began with a phone screening and then called in two weeks later for an on site interview. The first interview was an hour and a half. I met with 2 managers and 1 associate manager. Then I was called in for a second interview two weeks later and met with 2 directors and 1 manager. The next day after I received a job offer! You better practice your interview questions and do your research.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of journal entries do you process on a weekly basis?
      What makes a good leader?
      Name a time you ran into a problem and how did you go about fixing it? What could you have done differently?  
      Answer Question

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    Team Lead, Retirement Security Education Fulfillment & Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Prudential (Hartford, CT) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Preliminary phone interview with staffing, Preliminary phone interview with Hiring Manager, followed by five one hour interviews back to back with co-department managers, dept head and hiring manager. Mix of video conference and in person.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe yourself in one word   1 Answer

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    Product Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Prudential (Hartford, CT) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by their recruiting firm and asked to submit a resume. Within a week I was told they were interested and wanted to set up a phone interview with the hiring manager. The phone interview lasted approximately 45 minutes and mostly described the job, the department and the market. A two hour, on-site interview was scheduled with three individuals - the hiring manager and two of his reports. I asked more questions than they did; they seemed to want to make sure the job information was clear.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have experience coordinating projects across departments and other locations.   1 Answer

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Prudential (Hartford, CT) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Internal applicant, had three rounds of interviews; HR, four back-to-back interviews, then two back-to-back. The hiring manager and her three peers were the second round, then the VP of the group and who became my peer was the third round.

    Interview Questions

    • You've been at Pru for a while now, but you started with a very different background. Are you going to wake up one day and decide that you miss your old life and go back?   Answer Question

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    Sales Training Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Prudential (Hartford, CT).

    Interview

    Prudential put me through an in person series of interviews. The HR recruiter told me that I was the only candidate and it turns out, I was one of six candidates for a half day series of interviews. I took a day off from work and drive 4 hours to their Hartford office and stayed over night - they paid for my hotel and meal expenses. The recruiter asked me to do two writing assignments and submit them prior to the interview and do a work style assessment to see if I was a good culture fit. Be careful of companies who ask you to do a written assignment - they are just using you for their own benefit of free work...I worked for three days to make perfect so they would see how competent I am because I thought I was the top candidate and it was the final round of interviews. That was sooo not true.

    I met with four people in the department. They seemed nice but none of the four had any sales training experience - I am a seasoned sales training leader and bring deep experience.

    They declined me without even progressing me to the next round saying that the person they hired was a sales professional in the industry and they would learn how to do training.

    Interview Questions

    • Don't recall any difficult questions just the writing assignments.   Answer Question

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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Prudential (Hartford, CT) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Contacted by a recruiter about another position but I wasn't interested in it. However, established a relationship with the recruiter over several months, which led to my applying for other roles that were a better fit. Phone interview, in person interview in CT and then panel interview in NJ. Assessment exercise was rigorous - took a total of 20 hours to complete, but my goal was to make the deliverable over-the-top so that it would stand out. I had to present it to a panel.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview questions were standard. The most challenging part of the process was the assessment exercise. I was surprised by the breadth of it's scope - write a comms plan and present it - for the launch of six deliverables (listed in the exercise overview given to me) throughout the year. Putting a comms plan together is easy for me - it's what I do. However, I had to research each product and was not familiar with specific comms channels within the company. It was an extremely time consuming exercise taking a cumulative 20 hours to complete. I admit to going over-the-top with it - but I really wanted the job and my goal was to hit it out of the park. Later, I learned that they were beyond impressed with it, so my hard work truly paid off. No other candidate went into the detail that I did. My mock comms plan was about 25 pages; other candidate's mock comms plans were sometimes 2 pages and very high level.   1 Answer

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    Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Prudential (Hartford, CT) in April 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process was very long - a phone interview, two different panel interviews (weeks apart), another phone interview, and then an offer. This spanned about 3 months. The hiring team was very friendly and couldn't have been more thorough and helpful throughout the process. After each step they contacted me frequently to keep me updated on the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly broad questions about how different situations would be handled versus technical questions about the specific work. They seemed to be analyzing my mentality - whether I had a positive, hardworking, and team focused outlook - versus my actual experience. They are very good with offering training sessions for associates so it is understandable that they were so focused on the mentality more so than direct experience.   Answer Question

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