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Updated February 21, 2018
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  • Work Life Balance is definitely not one of the thing if you are a high achiever (in 61 reviews)

  • Long hours but good options to work from home (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Talent Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organization with incredible history and growth story. Prioritizes social responsibility and community impact. Terrific place for working mothers.

    Cons

    As with any organization as large and with such a history, changes do not happen overnight and there are often multiple approval levels. I have not perceived this to really be a "con", but if you are not used to it (like if you have only worked at a startup), you may find it challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer your associates meaningful work and the opportunities to develop into the people they hope to be. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Pru.

    Prudential Response

    Jan 25, 2018

    Thank you for the thoughtful feedback. We’re glad your overall experience has been so positive and appreciate your candor about the opportunity and challenges that the role presents. We invite you to... More


  2. "Much better, more focus on organized improvements in last 3 years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Data Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great people, good retirement benefits, great training opportunities, supportive management and culture, nice office spaces, good communication from top down.

    Cons

    Bad technology, old slow lap tops, low pay and expensive health insurance. Some corporate stigma like too many meetings, and forms and logs but trying to streamline currently.

    Advice to Management

    Made huge progress on employee satisfaction, cutting costs, improving and documenting procedures, new products, new tools for tracking. Keep going, more incentive pay rewards, more technology investment in platform upgrades, and laptops, and lower health insurance cost.

  3. "project manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    nothing that I know of


  4. "Manager Planning & Analysis"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Good focus on employees - lots of opportunities, training and appreciation activities. Good management.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay. You perform well and are told so, but receive low increases and bonuses.


  5. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Benefits
    Career opportunities
    Growth development
    Work/life balance
    Strong management

    Cons

    commute- the infrastructure in Newark and the surrounding area needs upgrading


  6. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong ethical company, very accommodating to work/life balance needs, strong leaders and the people are nice

    Cons

    don't love working in Newark, but it beats having to go into NYC, especially when living in NJ


  7. "Exciting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and helpful.
    Senior Management get a stake in what you make so they are really hands on when helping you.
    Lots of studying in the beginning when your trying to get your security licenses .

    Cons

    Lots of cold calling and going door to door whether it be a business or a private residence for leads.

    Prudential Response

    Feb 15, 2018

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re pleased you shared some of the positive experiences you encountered with Prudential during your tenure with us. We wish you continued success in your career path.

  8. "Sr QA Test Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Test Analyst in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Senior QA Test Analyst in Plymouth, MN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, easy commute, long term employees and some areas offered flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Pay was low, no upward movement (not in Head Quarters) and work-life balance was sometimes limited.


  9. "Excellent training, good benefits, solid reputation, commitment to Diversity & Inclusion"

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    Current Employee - Claims Manager
    Current Employee - Claims Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The trainer is excellent and it really feels like Pru wants its trainees to succeed. The benefits package is good and well thought out, with a cash balance retirement plan and highly subsidized healthcare. PTO is good for 1st year. Nice office space and location. The office is growing so it feels stable here. My training class is made up of a very diverse group, so it shows Pru’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

    Cons

    People are a little standoffish but they don’t seem unapproachable. There is an overwhelming amount of web based training required, but the necessity is understandable. There is a unique learning challenge between age groups in the formal training class.

    Advice to Management

    I couldn’t give advice yet, but I would love to see the leadership team facilitate more interaction between the trainees and their future co-workers.


  10. "VP Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Strong benefits; innovative company that invests in their employees

    Cons

    To many layers of management

    Advice to Management

    instead of reducing headcount of key operational areas as part of cost efficiency exercises -- look to first eliminate redundant middle manager roles


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