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Prudential plc Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. "Would not want to work again !"

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    Former Employee - Semi Senior Management in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Semi Senior Management in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Descent paymaster. Hard think of anything else.

    Cons

    Management is not driven by level of expertise and effort brought in, rather by where you come from! No acknowledgement of hard work. Bureaucracy and politics at its peak where threads reaching HQs.

    Advice to Management

    Completely change the very top management and bring in competent team leader, who really understands the business and turn this place to business than House of Lords.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Extremely hierarchical with outdated management style"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prudential plc (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relatively good benefits including pension and Share options.

    Cons

    Highly sexist and very hierarchical organization that does not support employee development or growth. Promotions will likely need to be sought outside the company. Culture of blame, and lack of accountability on the part of Directors.

    Advice to Management

    More focus needs to be put on having senior executives engage with staff, to increase employee morale, and offer more opportunity for 360 degree feedback to hold managers accountable.

  3. "IT organisation led by end user decisions"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Prudential plc as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location. Interesting technologies. was able to learn a lot pursuing my own avenues here and got involved in some project work that was interesting.

    Cons

    End users dictate IT policies. Leadership was utterly subservient to end users, meaning that all good practise was abandoned in order to accommodate senior end user's demands. Corner cutting (as dictated by the business) meant that the finished infrastructure was unfit for purpose.

    Advice to Management

    Get IT leadership that will stand up to users and make sensible engineering decisions. Be firmer with permanent employees that are causing problems.


  4. "Highly hoerarchcal structure and very old technology"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good bonus and benefits but lack of work life balance.

    Cons

    communication from top to bottom is lacking. So the message will not reach to org structure. 1920 technology company

    Advice to Management

    Be open and communicate message to all levels and be compliant.


  5. "Bad experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible timings, work life balanced

    Cons

    Pay is very less, canteen is bad

    Advice to Management

    Should think about the well being of the employees


  6. "UK Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package for Prudential UK is reasonable.

    Cons

    The Reading office is not fit for purpose. A desk policy known as neighbourhoods has been introduced, which is a poor attempt at hot desks. It means each department is allocated an area but there are not enough desks in the area for all employees in the department. Permission must be sought from other neighbourhoods to use empty desks there, this results in unfriendly comments and looks between employees.

    The IT systems are so far behind the times and backward, it will be tough for Prudential UK to catch-up with the digital era.

    Processes have never been documented. This makes it very difficult for new people as staff who have worked there for an exceptionally long period of time have all the knowledge in their heads and are very bad at sharing it.

    There are many processes that add no value.

    Advice to Management

    When C-Level undermine each other it creates a toxic work culture.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too political"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Some good colleagues
    Decent renumeration package
    Ok working environment but working culture could be greatly improved.

    Cons

    No help or direction from management, no communication on direction.
    Provide more career progression opportunities to able staff.
    The company lacks coordination and commitment at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, do not promote bullying in the workplace and take complaints at the speak out service seriously. It will be a matter of time until someone reports it to ICO or FCA.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a lot to say that is good, avoid working here if you can.

    Cons

    Difficult to grow in the company, bad management overall. Lots of contractors/suppliers who don't seem to know what they are doing apart from finding "Work" to extend their contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Communicating with your employees is the key, follow through with your promises and don't go with what you hear about people, judge them on their performance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prudential plc full-time

    Pros

    Another large organisation to have on CV.

    Cons

    Political environment.
    Non professional Managers specially finance managers in Berkshire offices.
    Lack of training.
    Culture of blaming subordinates and others.
    Decisions are based on ethnicity.
    One ethnicity (the largest in Britain) is represented in abundance.
    Not truely multicultural.

    Advice to Management

    Worse place to work.
    Put your house in order


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