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Prudential Newark Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, people, many opportunities

    Cons

    None, lower comp than other firms


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay and strong benefits."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and culture; very good benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to advance; too expense conscious.

    Advice to Management

    Better job of making employees feel valued.

  3. "Conservative Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ahead of the curve when it comes to upcoming changes in DOL rulings, compliance standards, and ethical practices.

    Cons

    They are typically slow to make changes to marketing strategies, technology for adviser and client use, and ease of placing business. Also recently issued large pay-cuts to most product lines, especially managed account business.

    Advice to Management

    Being conservative and consumer friendly is wonderful, but a bit more moderation would allow advisers greater opportunities to succeed.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Your experience may vary"

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    Current Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong benefits - a little better than your typical large company. Prudential has a pension plan that is still open to new employees.

    Cons

    Prudential promotes too many technically skilled employees to people managers. As a result you may wind up working for a very smart person who does not know how to manage you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting smart people with bad people management skills and expecting them to develop into good leaders.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Everything moves at the speed of the Rock"

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    Former Employee - Web Design Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Web Design Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work Life Balance. Hands down the best when it comes to work life balance.

    Cons

    Does not harness the talent of it's internal employees. Hires Outside vendors to quickly to take over projects and has employees sitting around begging for scraps

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "salary"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Newark, NJ
    Current Intern - Intern in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company, Definitely recommend to people working here.

    Cons

    Minimal cons for Pru, only thing is Newark NJ isnt the best area.

    Advice to Management

    higher pay


  7. "Excellent place to develop a career"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, lot of motivation, good incentives and benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of protocol but is totally understandable based on the size of the company, type of business, and the amount of regulations to which the company is subject to comply.

  8. "Junior Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You knew what your job required from day one. Good managers overall.

    Cons

    Employees should receive their earned promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to keep the good employees.


  9. "Sr BA"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Former Contractor - Senior Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prudential as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable and Flexible and Good team members

    Cons

    Old Fashion.. Slow and lot of recent layoff

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "Good company to work for. Lots of opportunity for growth."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Program Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Contractor - Senior Program Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prudential as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company looks out for its employees. People are nice to work with. The work is challenging and rewarding. Lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Contractor turnover every 18 months.

    Advice to Management

    Hire contractors who have been with the company for more than 18 months. You lose a lot of good talent and the expense to hire and train someone new is expensive.


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