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"Not bad, but..."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Prudential full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Plenty of opportunities to work from home, and the Prudential name looks great on your resume. Most of your co-workers are friendly, intelligent and respectful. On-site gym and cafeteria.

Cons

Many of your days are spent in meetings, many on "diversity" and "ethics" training. But, there's no formal work-related training in most departments. People are more interested in asking you about your weekend than asking if you need any help. I have many days where I have done very little, then I'm thrown into a task where I have no direction or idea of what I am to do. Many people have been in the same role for 15+ years and are unwilling to accept change that can benefit the dept. New hires can appear to be a threat, thus the lack of training, in my opinion.

Advice to Management

Take a good look at the contributions of those who have been in roles too long. Maybe it's time to bring in people with newer and better ideas. Because, many of them are just flying under the radar, doing very little and collecting a big fat check.

Other Employee Reviews for Prudential

  1. "Investment ops"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Associate in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Associate in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, decent pay for hours worked. Friendly people. Benefits were great. For continuing education, PRU pays 12,000 per year for education with no contract. I would go back to work for Prudential, but not in investment ops.

    Cons

    Employees given no clue on exactly how raises and bonuses compared to peers. Investment ops is filled with people who seemed to not care about their career, very 9-5 if that is what you are looking for.

    Advice to Management

    Reward performers and don't let poor performers keep their jobs just because they have been employed with company since the 70's

    Mr. Strangfeld has done an excellent job running the firm in this tough economic climate.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits good/ climate - not necessarily."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    the majority of employees at Prudential are great people. The PTO is great.

    Cons

    Although family / work/ life balance is part of the ads ... it depends on the site and the manager. And, don't think if you do put your family first it will never be held against you. Most of where you go in your career is based on perceptions of you and how much you know how to say what management wants to hear.

    Advice to Management

    lots of micro managing. lots of concerns from managers about what higher ups think. employees may have apos, but managers will never rate an employee a 5 on a scale of 5 in a review.

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