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Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. "job review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Specialist in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Pay overall

    Cons

    Poor Technical training and on the job training

    Advice to Management

    Need to have more work life balance.


  2. "Good opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good staff chemistry, very solid procedures

    Cons

    A bit demanding at some times

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Financial Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits if you sell a lot. Great vacations and gifts to top producers. Updated in the industry and the market.

    Cons

    Wish there was more funding if you couldn't get your business started. With industry frequently changing, it's very difficult to start off or get your career started unless you know a lot of old, rich people.

    Advice to Management

    Help.


  4. "Financial Professional Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Adviser in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Adviser in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for Income
    Meet new people
    Supportive Management

    Cons

    Initial Income
    While training you aren't given leads, you have to call family and friends
    It is really hard to get off to a fast start and make real money
    It is also difficult to get used to all commission pay no matter how many hours you put in

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on training and less on just appointments. Work with the new people on their calls and make sure they are saying the right things. Don't just let them loose and hope they do the right thing.

    Prudential Response

    Apr 11, 2017 – Social Media Community Manager

    Thank you for your comments. We believe our CDP program is a valuable tool in developing individuals who will help our customers solve the financial challenges they face in today’s complex economy ... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "They walk the walk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company made up of principled, responsible, highly competent people. Strong emphasis on innovation and meaningful collaboration. Great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Stuck between what they were - large, slow, cautious - and where they're headed. Still some friction as change is introduced, but moving in the right direction.

    Prudential Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Social Media Community Manager

    Thanks for sharing your thoughtful feedback. We're glad you're enjoying your time with us, and in particular, the people you work with. Our employees often say that our people are what makes the ... More


  6. "Systems Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Roseland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -manager gives flexible hours, often from home
    -solid pay
    -good exposure to enterprise technology

    Cons

    -old hardware
    -waterfall management
    -work atmosphere not very pleasant

    Prudential Response

    Mar 30, 2017 – Social Media Community Manager

    We appreciate you sharing your feedback. We'd be interested in hearing more about why you feel the work environment isn't pleasant, so we can do something about it. Please email us at ... More


  7. "Financial professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Professional in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open Hours, decent bonuses when you are first starting out.

    Cons

    100% commission based , feest or famine job. we were not given any leads

    Advice to Management

    When you have 53,000 clients that have outdated contracts and we don't have any leads, it might help to give those to us.

    Prudential Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – Social Media Community Manager

    Thanks for sharing your comments. The Financial Professional Associate role is a challenging one. We hope you felt comfortable voicing your concerns to your Manager while you were here and we wish ... More


  8. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, compensation & good people to work with. Potential to learn and explore new technologies and work with different teams/vendors.

    Cons

    higher management vision and strategy, not so great competition within teams and at times work culture.

    Prudential Response

    Mar 2, 2017 – Social Media Community Manager

    Thanks for sharing your experience here. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us, and had the opportunity to grow and learn, and work alongside some great people. We most often hear that the reason ... More


  9. "Hard work but rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No cap to how much you can make.

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Prudential Response

    Mar 13, 2017 – Social Media Community Manager

    Thank you for your comments. We hope that you find Prudential to be a safe and open environment to voice your concerns to your Manager, Financial Services. We encourage all of our associates to share ... More


  10. "Prudential Financial"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.

    Prudential Response

    Mar 1, 2017 – Social Media Community Manager

    Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We're proud to provide generous compensation, among other great benefits. We offer many opportunities for career development and advancement - for both new ... More


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