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"Working At Prudential Is Like Working In A Dilbert Cartoon !"

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Former Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
Former Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Prudential full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Prudential provides employees with good health and welfare benefits and ample paid time off. They also allow employees ,depending on the position, to "work" from home.

Cons

Prudential is a horrible place to work. Many of the people at Vice President level and above are too busy promoting themselves they aren't aware of what their staff are, or in many cases, aren't doing. I used to go exercise at the local gym during work hours to kill time and no one seemed to notice or care. Meetings are the name of the game at Prudential. There are people who spend their entire day going to meeting after meeting. Nothing gets accomplished at most of these meetings. Meetings are generally just platforms for people who like to hear themselves talk. Things move very slowly at Prudential. I once was given a project to work on and after investigating background files, I discovered the same project was worked on 50 years prior ! Lastly, many people who work at Prudential are middle aged, high school graduates who have performed the same function for 20 or 30 years. They are often not open to change of any kind and quite frankly don't have the intellect to envision change or understand how technology can move the business and customer experience forward. If you are really desperate for a job with benefits, you might want to work at the Prudential but if not, look elsewhere.

Advice to Management

Stop looking in the mirror and listen to your employees once in awhile.

Other Employee Reviews for Prudential

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A Machine That is Made to Destroy Your Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home whenever you feel like it; Management very uncaring about what you have to do in your personal life.

    Cons

    100 Hour Weeks; Work with Asian Associates Unrewarding; No upward mobility; Under-pays dramatically; No development plan; Promotions decided on tenure

    Advice to Management

    Develop employees; pay for real performance; Stop promoting managers only


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Arrogant culture, brag about actuary experience, doesn't value employee feedback, no direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Organizational control issues
    Undefined work roles
    Blame culture

    Advice to Management

    Streamline organizational structure and better define work roles

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