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"Prudential is one of the best places to work!"

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Current Employee - Vice President in Newark, NJ
Current Employee - Vice President in Newark, NJ
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Pros

I have been with Prudential 25 years now in a variety of different roles and business groups. Prudential has an enormous amount of opportunities for the hard-working, qualified, and motivated employees. If you are not satisfied with Pru it is likely your own fault and you should look within yourself and your job performance. Unfortunately too many people today feel a sense of entitlement - grow up! You aren't entitled to anything you don't work hard for. And, if you are unfortunate enough to work for management who doesn't recognize your hard efforts - post out! Another wonderful Prudential benefit is the job posting board - you are eligible to post after you have been in an assignment for at least a year.

You are the only one who has control over your career. Prudential has personally offered me many growth and diversified opportunities. I climbed the "ladder" so to speak through hard work, dedication and motivation and not for any other reason. If I was ever in an area where I didn't respect management I took ownership of my career and posted out.

Prudential also offers one of the best work-life balance programs a company can offer to employees. There are so many flexible working options offered to the high performers, which is one of the top reasons I stay with the company - it is a priceless benefit to have.

Cons

Lack of consistency between management. I have observed management across lines of business are not consistent with how they manage people. Some areas fully support benefits such as work/life balance and others do not even consider it. Same with compensation. Prudential has a very generous compensation plan. We are all highly paid for what we do. The decisions on compensation, however, are very subjective and inconsistent strategies are used in the varying HR departments.

Being in management I think I also have a right to say that too many managers ignore employee issues and do not take the courage to confront the issues and help empoyees grow. For a company that his cutting back so significantly on bonuses and comp they should really be getting rid of all the dead weight. Get a "set" and show us your true leadership.

Advice to Management

See above.

Other Employee Reviews for Prudential

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid but Stodgy"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Newark, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid employer, very diverse work force of qualified people. Strong support of GLTG. Good benefits, impressive senior leaders. Great name recognition and history. Focus on ethical behavior and helping people.

    Cons

    Too many 'POGs' (Prudential Old Guard) who worked here since they entered the workforce. They don't want things to change. Primary focus for most middle managers and above is politics. Everything else is secondary to protecting your turf and plotting advancement. Responsibility spread over several departments. Nearly impossible to get something done quickly. Reluctant to try new things. Compliance department strangles innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Shake things up and try something new. Remove managers who refuse to follow procedure.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Let's get our stock price back up to 95!"

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

    Pros

    Diversity and work/life balance is emphasized greatly. Free parking and a ton of vaction days are granted each year. commuting to the Newark offices is very easy and connected through Penn Station Newark. Prudential fosters internal growth for all employees. Many of the current executives and "higher-ups" have started from the bottem and worked their way to the top. Educaiton and hard work is essential to succeed at Prudential for laziness is exposed very easiely. Tuition reimbursement is also another great benefit offered to employees and Rutgers is walking distance. Also, the new Prudential center is directly across the street and makes a good night out for events.

    Cons

    Salary and bonus is low compared to other financial fimrs

    Advice to Management

    Pay more!

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