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"good to go with pru!"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

great location, great boss, flexible work schedule

Cons

small local group. no room for advancement

Advice to Management

encourage growth

Other Employee Reviews for Prudential

  1. Helpful (1)

    "An insider's dream"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - They tend to pay well relative to others in the industry as far as internals are concerned.
    - They are awesome for work life balance; this is not a place that will ask you to put in 12 hrs a day/everyday.
    - People are nice to each other
    - Company is doing quite well at the moment and there is a very positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    - Very insular group of individuals run the organization; they have their friends and family who they like to promote. The majority of employees are internal referrals of family/friends; if you do not have connections to someone powerful, there are no career advancement options as you will never get promoted regardless of performance. Low upward mobility as a result.
    - They do not value education - they will put MBAs to work alongside lifers without even a bachelor's degree (not an exaggeration). This can be a pro or a con depending on your situation; you should not expect education to help you get anywhere at this firm.

    Advice to Management

    Get more aggressive and offer greater premiums for performance. Bracket territories to find who is pushing forward in each group and offer carrots to those who achieve better than the pack. Eg, reward the best in nascent, developing, and developed territories and bracket them separately so they can be compared to peers more readily. The DSMs do this but it does not extend to the internals for some unknown reason. The current goal system has become a joke; the variable comp system needs to be reworked.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "What they don't tell you is that after 4 months you will be only receiving commission"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Associate in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Services Associate in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits - dental medical 401k pension, Flexibility to spend time with friends and family, Great Sales Training, Great support staff

    Cons

    they don't tell you that you will only be paid a salary for the first 14 weeks and you will probably be broke for a few months after that, will try to sell their products to your friends and family

    Advice to Management

    Management is great, but the pay structure is unrealistic for anyone with bills to pay

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