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Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (15)

    "Director of eMarketing, Digital Strategy & Customer Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of EMarketing, Digital Strategy & Customer Experience in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Director of EMarketing, Digital Strategy & Customer Experience in Roseland, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Prudential has many business opportunities within its US Businesses. Commitment to diversity, innovation, development and work life balance is apparent throughout all of them.

    Cons

    Much like all companies benefits are a huge investment from the employer. Prudential takes benefits seriously and has put together a competitive package for its employees. However, benefits are costly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Leadership is mostly transparent to all levels of employees. Strategy is clear and communication is solid. Leaders of people are encouraged to continually develop their leadership skills. These are the makings of a good company to work for.

    Prudential Response

    Oct 4, 2016 – Social Media Community Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We're thrilled you've been having such a great experience working for Prudential!


  2. "a great company"

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    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company with good payment and good reputation

    Cons

    may be very busy at sometimes

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Advisor (FPA)"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Keeping in mind that it is a sales position, the current setup for the Michigan office is one of an upward trajectory, led by all levels of management. They train well, bringing in and utilizing lots of resources, and they themselves have been successful in the career, so they know what it takes.
    Hard work, but they will put in equal amounts of hard work into you.
    Earnings are basically unlimited (dependent on individual sales), with generous bonus structure.
    Benefits are great, including 401k, pension, health, dental, among much more.

    Cons

    Pay is commission only. While they put money into a "pool" to make sure you get paychecks over a period of time, it is all dependent on actual production, with no base salary. Not necessarily a con, but not for everyone.
    Again, not necessarily a con, but at least at the beginning, requires more than a typical 9-5 schedule. Make your own schedule, which has its benefits, but must be structured, and often requires work into the evenings as you work to build up your book of business (though not necessarily required).

    Prudential Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – Director, Talent Brand & Marketing

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear about the positive things you experienced with Prudential Advisors. We wish you continued success!


  4. "Decent place to work"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture - the people are genuinely nice work life balance is a plus

    Manager Support - managers actively try to support you

    Mentally Challenging - Actuarial work can prove to be a good brain work out

    Work has impact - you can see immediate results of your work in the business unit

    Cons

    Inefficiency - the infrastructure is outdated. Tech resources are lacking

    Communications - cross team development not there

    Learning Opportunities - nonexistent. Having so many actuaries and analyst you would think continuous education is a forefront.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to modernized infrastructure to get teams to be more efficient 5


  5. "Short review"

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    Former Employee - Director in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Roseland, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Not enough guidance on company direction and strategy from senior management. Very limited career progression opportunities.


  6. "CLO Analyst"

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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

    Great work-life balance if you have kids or going back to school. Also help pay for school

    Cons

    Difficult to move from operations to investment roles.


  7. "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

  8. "Financial Adviser Representative"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in York, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent Contractor, Freedom with schedule.

    Cons

    Defined Income, lack of defined salary

    Advice to Management

    Defined Income


  9. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance for sales people

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time


  10. "Advisory"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Uniondale, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Uniondale, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great! My manager and team are awesome, and the main reason why I love working here. There's a lot to know in this job but the fact that I can offer products and services from multiple companies (not just prudential) creates definite credibility with my clients.

    Cons

    Because there's so much information that has to be mastered to perform in this job, it can be challenging at times. Technology and products are changing constantly so you have to stay on top of that which can be time consuming. Also while some systems are new others are from a by gone era.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving technology


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