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Updated February 15, 2019
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  • "Poor work/life balance most of the time" (in 63 reviews)

  • "Long hours but good options to work from home" (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "great"

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

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

    Pros

    great environment to work in!

    Cons

    i don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Entry level to Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analysis Associate in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analysis Associate in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility in the Systems support area is great. Business casual dress but changes to business professional in other areas and once you reach a certain level.

    Cons

    Upward mobility certainly seems limited in this department. Lateral moves to more prominent teams and groups like Retirement, Annuities, Individual life and International are certainly the way to get noticed.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier to build a skill set that is looked at as desirable in other business areas. Perhaps more work to get people to try different departments.

  3. "Service Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are good to work with.

    Cons

    Some changes are frustrating for sure.


  4. "It’s All About Your Manager"

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    Former Employee - Chief Operating Officer, MSP in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Chief Operating Officer, MSP in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Resources, training, C suite talent

    Cons

    Business units rotate leadership too frequently


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, very paternalistic"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Saint Louis Park, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Saint Louis Park, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prudential full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Due to the number of employees and significant businesses, both domestic and abroad, they offer many transfer and development opportunities.

    Cons

    The only one that comes to mind is that you won't find many 60+ year old employees
    working there, as they find a way to move them out as well as not hire those over 59.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of your EEOC obligations regarding hiring and promoting employees 60+ years old. EXCELLENT company to work for under that age, however.

    Prudential Response

    Feb 5, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your comments. Your feedback is very important to us. Please contact our Global Business Ethics & Integrity help line at 1-800-752-7024 or online at www.tnwinc.com/Prudential... More


  6. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prudential (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work great pay

    Cons

    None at all no complaints

    Prudential Response

    Feb 7, 2019 – Event Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We’re glad your time at Prudential was a positive experience, and we wish you success in your career.


  7. "Great place overall"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Mostly secure employment, great benefits, on site gym/physical therapy etc., overall a culture of politeness

    Cons

    Slow moving overall as a company, old school culture, doesn't truly embrace some policies that are more modern and flexible such as work-from-home etc. (allowed yet frowned upon often or feels as if there is lack of trust from higher level management)

    Prudential Response

    Feb 7, 2019 – Event Coordinator

    Thank you for your positive review. We encourage you to have open discussions with your manager regarding any concerns you have or for advice on your career path.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work with. Not an easy job but you're ultimately compensated exactly as you should be."

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Glen Allen, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Total flexibility. You control the hours you work. The type of people you work with. The type of work you do. Excellent benefits package. Open architecture platform. No need to show proprietary products can give clients whatever is best. That said Prudential manufactures industry leading financial products. Company has great reputation and based on my experience that won't ever change.

    Cons

    Depending on your leadership team you may not receive the best training. I received a lot of excellent training but I didn't like how management was always pushing a new flavor of the month marketing idea. There wasn't a lot of depth to marketing plans.

    Advice to Management

    Check in with the people you're managing. Ask them what kind of help and support they need instead of throwing random ideas out to see what sticks. Dont always be so top down with your approach. Try to focus more on the advisors in years two through five. Almost all of the turnover I saw at the company happened at this point in an advisors career.

    Prudential Response

    Jan 30, 2019

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you had some positive things to say about your experience with Prudential. We hope that you find Prudential to be a safe and open environment to voice... More


  9. "Hard, but a place where you can really grow!"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, rewarding work! Strong, respected brand.

    Cons

    Average middle management. Poor work/life balance most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more leadership development for managers.

    Prudential Response

    Feb 5, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your comments. We hope that you find Prudential to be a safe and open environment to voice your concerns in order to address them. Please contact our Global Business Ethics... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Dont get bamboozled"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Training program is really good

    Cons

    They try to sell you on support credits, but its full commission and solely working off your natural market. Don't distribute quality leads. Turnover rate is about 74%

    Advice to Management

    Pair younger reps with veteran reps to provide more successful culture

    Prudential Response

    Feb 12, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your comments. We’d hate to lose someone with a passion for this industry, and we would like the opportunity to address the issues and concerns you are experiencing. We hope... More