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"Prudential - Good place to start a career"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Financial Associate in Newark, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Financial Associate in Newark, NJ
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible work arrangements, multitude of businesses and opportunities, convenient locations, great people

Cons

Pay is below average in my opinion, hard to navigate a career around the company if you are unsure of what you want to do, Newark is a rough city

I'm in a rotation program and the rotations are all very similar and limited in terms of skills acquired. Plus side would be exploring various business groups, but always using the same skills within each group limits professional growth.

Advice to Management

Take time to get to know your employees and understand their work

Other Employee Reviews for Prudential

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Overall, Pru is a great place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Roseland, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At Pru, the compensation and benefits package are very competitive. On a periodic basis, salaries are adjusted to be competitive with the salaries within the same industry. The benefits package includes comprehensive health coverage, tuition reimbursement, 401k match, a small pension fund, and a discount on company stock. Opportunities for advancement are also there for the people who wish to pursue them. There is a great internal job posting system to explore the wide array of careers available in the company. In addition, the company promotes work/life balance. The hours, at least in my position, are very manageable. This is a pretty uncommon find in the financial industry.

    Cons

    If you don't like the idea of working for a large firm, where your function is very specific, than Pru is not for you. However, this is usually the way it is for all large firms. In my position, I have the opportunity to work with other groups, but not to the extent I'd like. There is sometimes a disconnect when interacting with other groups, since the terms and concepts used can be different. I also don't get exposed to what other groups do as much as I'd like. This may just be due to the group I'm in, so I can't speak for the whole company.

    Advice to Management

    I can only speak to my division. I would encourage management to offer more inter-departmental training. This would increase associates awareness of what is going on around them.


  2. "Prudential Capital Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I like that I am learning a great deal. My modeling skills have been sharpened and I have become adept at reading financial statements. They offer a decent vacation allowance and the pay is relatively acceptable. People are generally bright and it is good to be around people who are competent.

    Cons

    It is a three year program - and you are out. THere is little room for advancement. It is not a pleasant thought to know that you gave 3 years and will now be thrown out into a bad job market. By the third year the job gets boring and repetitive as higher level tasks are withheld.

    Advice to Management

    DOn't be so arrogant. Be respectful of the contributions of those in the lower ranks. We are not all 4s.

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