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Prudential plc Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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  1. "Okay experience, but culture is a less than desired."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Management in Dubuque, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for as it does recognize work/life balance. Flexibility, benefits, work-life balance, co-workers, first line management, training, employee development,

    Cons

    lack of promotional opportunites, failure to advance, higher management seemed disconnected, sales force driven, Management seemed a bit aloof

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your down stream employees


  2. "Team leader of claims team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, work culture was good too

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities to grow


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Good compensation; highly political executive management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and solid benefits

    Cons

    Very cliquey at the executive level; if you're not part of the "in" crowd and adept at apple polishing, your career will not advance. Insurance group leadership talks about change and improving, but is really only interested in maintaining the status quo. Micro management is pervasive from various executives in the regional office and operators in the field spend far too much time answering silly requests, providing data and insights to provide "sound bites" for regional executives to report up and out to HQ and the analyst community. Lots of executive churn, which is costly for the company and hurts morale.

    Advice to Management

    Get some new executive leadership, people who are actually interested in improving the company, collaborating with the different country operations, and who are strong executives in their own right.


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  5. "Hard to generalise."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leading player in Asia - huge variety in market development/opportunities/challenges as Prudential has insurance and funds businesses in 12-13 markets, from Middle East, through to developing markets like Vietnam and mature markets like Korea and Hong Kong. There are also JVs with major financial groups in China and India. Opportunities for a wide range of market/business experience

    Cons

    Politics and frequent re-organisations. Some markets/functions have very talented and inspiring leaders/staff, but others are consumed by politics. Office can be very clique-y and gossipy. Also, expected to be on call 24-hours (though this depends on team/boss)

    Advice to Management

    More objective and constructive advice and help with career. Right now, it is hard to generalise the experience because it seems like it really varies by department. Maybe more accountability for senior management would create a fairer and more inclusive environment overall.


  6. "A very employee-centric company with high levels of integrity and also values."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The treatment of the staff by the HR is excellent and a good demonstration of it's caring ethos towards the staff though the same cannot be said of the management of the company.

    Cons

    Long working hours and a very demanding place - which at times may compromise your work-life balance. The compensation may be fair but the bonus payout leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Relook at the ratio of male-female workforce - this may yet impact on the overall morale of the staff, particularly those on the mid management side.


  7. "Great company to work with, but with some issues about senior management team."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, hassle free work environment, office politics not much tolerated.

    Cons

    Micromanaging senior management team, who pretends to know it all.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your middle managers more.


  8. "Prudential is a friendly place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and friendly management

    Cons

    Compensation level is only average


  9. "Financial Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging and the possibility of great monetary rewards associated with the career

    Cons

    Irregular working hours. A number of expenses as you are building up your leads

    Advice to Management

    Clear directions towards progression


  10. "temp service desk agent"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Service Desk Agent in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - IT Service Desk Agent in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential plc as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Pay is not bad as a temp who have not graduated from university, and OT are paid accurately by the agency.
    - Required to work on weekends but is compensated by good remuneration.

    Cons

    - May meet difficult financial consultants but you will get the hang of handling them
    - Everyone is too busy to teach the newcomers, so you will feel lost as a temp during the first two weeks. Thereafter you'll know how things work.
    - Office politics


  11. "Prudential plc"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prudential plc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Company values, some great people, they invest in their people's training and they have a good renumeration scheme.

    Cons

    Quality of management can be inconsistent, work life balance can also easily start to erode.

    Advice to Management

    Get the performance management system working properly, should be a fantastic incentive for staff, it's not, it's a chore. Get rid of poor performers, no matter their seniority, quickly.


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