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Updated February 25, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Director of eMarketing, Digital Strategy & Customer Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Could be worse, could be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Very good experience, generous PTO balances and discounts/employee perks. Cafeteria food is good, a lot of good places around Newark to eat. Depending on the department, management is good, supportive and helpful. Great place to build a career as long as you are proactive and know how to move throughout the company- very easy to become complacent.

    Cons

    A lot of management layers trying to prove that they're necessary when in reality they aren't. Micromanagement. Easy to become complacent, Pru HQ buildings have a lot of politics- it's not right but it's corporate not much you can do about that. Make sure you take control of your own career,


  3. "Prudential Financial"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Life Underwriter in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Life Underwriter in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Prudential has a very nice bonus structure compared to other companies in the industry. Bonuses for underwriters are capped at 25% of base salary.

    Cons

    Prudential is a very conservative company and does not like employees to challenge the status quo. They also look to promote from within and people hired outside of the company have a harder time advancing.

    Advice to Management

    I suggest being less rigid in the advancement guidelines. Allow young, talented people the opportunity to advance without setting strict timelines.


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  5. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Great benefits and great work/like balance. Option to work from home, bonus and great manager.

    Cons

    Not a very collaborative working culture

    Prudential Response

    Feb 21, 2017 – Social Media Community Manager

    Thanks for the great review! We're happy to see you call attention to our benefits and flexible working environment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Its Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from Home
    Flexibility
    Opportunity
    Diversity and Inclusion initiatives
    Company events

    Cons

    Accountability
    Technology
    Culture of passiveness
    Disorganized at times
    Lack of clarity


  7. "Would recommend but things are changing."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Flexible schedule and alternative work arrangements. Collaborative environment. I have heard contract workers are rarely hired full time.

    Cons

    Focus on cutting costs by out-sourcing or in-sourcing. Management does not effectively share vision. Work life balance issues can be an issue as extended hours and weekends are often worked.

    Prudential Response

    Feb 21, 2017 – Social Media Community Manager

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback. We're glad to hear you had a positive experience working for us, although we're concerned to hear that you faced challenges in ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, benefits, pay, work environment

    Cons

    The decision making within the organization can be a little bit faster


  9. "Great company."

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    Former Employee - IT Director
    Former Employee - IT Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Strong career path opportunities

    Cons

    None to report. Good experience

    Prudential Response

    Feb 21, 2017 – Social Media Community Manager

    Thanks for the great review! We're thrilled you had such a positive experience working for us.


  10. "Great company but needs some restructuring"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Great people, great atmosphere and environment. Also love the location.

    Cons

    The call center structure needs to be restructured. They put too much responsibility on the CSA's to do what a licensed insurance agent should be doing.

    Advice to Management

    Spread out the responsibilities in between teams more or create more teams/roles.

    Prudential Response

    Feb 14, 2017 – Social Media Community Manager

    We appreciate you sharing your feedback - it's very helpful, and we'd be interested in hearing more detail around your recommendations. We encourage you to email us at staffing@prudential.com. ... More


  11. "Real estate agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Realtor in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Realtor in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is very supportive. Excellent training

    Cons

    Office set up is very basic



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