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Prudential Overview

Newark, NJ
10000+ employees
1875
Company - Public (PRU)
Finance
$10+ billion (USD) per year
At Prudential, we understand that a company is only as good as its people. This simple fact is central to all that we do. We call it “the Talent Mindset” – a company-wide commitment to attract and develop the dedicated professionals whose insights ... Read more

Mission: As one of the world’s largest financial services companies, Prudential’s individual and institutional customers rely on us to protect and grow their financial well-being. Delivering on our promises – and the financial security they represent ... Read more


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Best Places to Work: 2010 (#47)

Company Updates

  • Our commitment to our home in Newark, NJ, where we were founded over 140 years ago, has never been greater.

    Prudential Working To Double Impact Investing Portfolio Focuses On Newark

    In the Spring of 2014, Prudential Financial, Inc., announced a commitment in double its impact investment portfolio from about $500 million to $1 billion by 2020. Half way through that period, the financial giant reports it is making progress, with much of the investment going to redevelopment efforts in Newark.

  • Prudential is honored to be named a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute for the 3rd year in a row, reflecting our commitment to doing business the right way with the highest ethical standards.

    Prudential recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for third consecutive year

    We've been honored with this recognition to reflect our demonstration of a culture of ethics and transparency at every level.

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Prudential – Why Work For Us?


When you join Prudential, you become part of a community that is driven to lead the industry through the collective skills and experience of our diverse talent. We are relentlessly focused on pushing to the next level in the work we do and in how we identify, develop and inspire leadership in ourselves and in each other.

Since Prudential’s founding, a strong sense of social responsibility has been embedded in the company, guiding our efforts to help our customers achieve peace of mind and financial security.

As a company and as individuals, we aspire to leverage our success and expertise on behalf of the communities around us. Our executives and employees are serving on nonprofit boards, volunteering their specific expertise, and working together to give back to in cities across the country and around the world. And, as we do in business, we let our results speak for themselves. 

We have built our success by empowering our employees to pursue bold, new ideas that help to create a better financial future for our clients. 

At Prudential, you will find that leaders at every level support our employees through challenging work and focusing on their professional growth. You will take on assignments to stretch and elevate your skills, pursue training designed to develop your own leadership and discover opportunities to advance your career within and across business disciplines.

Success doesn’t come from a title, but from a deep-seeded commitment to doing the right thing for our customers, our investors, and each other. At Prudential, this belief is core to who we are and how we work together.


"We understand that we succeed through people, and it is our priority that our workplace be inclusive, welcoming of new ideas and appreciative of valuable experience."

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

We are a purpose-driven company, bound together by our commitment to what we do and how we work together. We come to this business from many different perspectives, but we all hold common values that we bring to our work.

Our workforce reflects Prudential’s deep and longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. We value the unique perspectives and experiences of every individual, as we work hard to maintain our reputation as a welcoming and rewarding place to work for people of all identities and backgrounds.


Talent growth and professional development are top priorities at Prudential, and we are committed to helping you strengthen your career opportunities – even before you graduate.

Prudential partners with colleges and universities to help top students explore potential careers and gain real-world knowledge in financial services, marketing, technology and innovation.

Each year, Prudential runs a variety of programs designed to help top candidates accelerate their new careers with tailored job placement, mentorship programs and professional development opportunities.

* Peak Leadership Conference (for freshmen and sophomores)
* 10-Week Summer Internship Program


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    I have been working at Prudential full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Prudential has many business opportunities within its US Businesses. Commitment to diversity, innovation, development and work life balance is apparent throughout all of them.

    Cons

    Much like all companies benefits are a huge investment from the employer. Prudential takes benefits seriously and has put together a competitive package for its employees. However, benefits are costly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Leadership is mostly transparent to all levels of employees. Strategy is clear and communication is solid. Leaders of people are encouraged to continually develop their leadership skills. These are the makings of a good company to work for.

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Prudential Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Prudential.

    Interview

    The interview was a 30 minute phone call with the division head. It started straight away with him describing the role and then asking me about school, classes, projects, etc. The interviewer was very engaging and we ended up going past the 30 minute mark. He listened intently and when a particular project interested him, he pushed on it.

    Interview Questions

    • Are there any projects you are currently working on? If so, tell me more about it and what aspects of it you are responsible for, what interests you about it and what was the motivation behind it.   Answer Question
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Prudential Awards & Accolades

  • World’s Most Admired Companies - #1 Insurance, Life & Health, Fortune, 2016
  • Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC), 2016
  • Work-Life Seal of Distinction, WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress, 2016
  • Best Insurance Brand, United States of America, Global Brands Magazine, 2015
  • Best Insurance Brand in United Kingdom, Global Brands Magazine, 2015
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