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Prudential plc Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. "Young sales people create an undercurrent of pressure to sell at all cost"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'll say it first. If you are have to choose a career in insurance... it's objectively one of the best choices, this coming from someone who greatly dislikes the industry. That said, their products are costly, meaning often you find yourself selling a suboptimal package from a purely cost perspective
    Learn very quickly
    Builds confidence in people to high pressure
    Training and pressure allows you to build strong bonds which may be the main thing that stops people in the industry from leaving

    Cons

    The job does not discriminate between working and off-work hours
    A sense that you are exploiting your friends
    A strong draw to push aside your morals

    Advice to Management

    Checks and balances + KPIs directly on the quality of sales culture being developed


  2. "Needs to address bullying"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive financial packages and investment in staff. A large company which allows employees room to develop or change their skill set.

    Cons

    A blind eye is turned to senior managers who enjoy bullying, intimidatory tactics. Work / life balance is dismal in these areas and stress levels very high.

    Advice to Management

    Closer attention to, and zero tolerance of, areas where bullying and hierarchical rule is routine. Let's protect Pru 's good name.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A bit like living in a Flashman novel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None if you end up in a department running under the old boy network.

    Cons

    I am continually amazed by the old fashioned pecking order in existence here, where insufficient toadying and imagined slights are seized upon and petty revenge plotted.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade to modern, dynamic leaders with people skills who are too productively busy to spend time sulking and plotting over their expensive lunches on expenses.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bad leadership - more personal short term focus, than long term people and company viability focused"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    business in good position for growth due to good decisions made prior to financial crisis of 2008/9

    Cons

    Poor management - highly political, egotists, focussed on short term gain, not focused on people


  6. "manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand, history, stable industry, technical skills are enhanced

    Cons

    No leadership spine to be expected, ethics, employee fair treatment etc are least priority

    Advice to Management

    Develop some spine to treat employees fairly and don't get enamoured by glamorous expertise of new leaders/heads (eg: head of knowledge services) who have joined only to boost their individual career..


  7. "Sales At The Pru"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Prudential plc full-time

    Pros

    Great people and bonus opps

    Cons

    unfortunately Grade 4 and above in departments are not accountable for their actions and how the treat staff which is a real shame

    Advice to Management

    look at why so many people are being forced to leave


  8. "Winter intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    Pros

    easy to enter and simple questions are asked for the interview, most of the applicants are admitted for the programme for the introduction of the basic knowledge in insurance industry

    Cons

    the programme is quite simple and is not office based which is mainly focused on the introduction of different technquies and theories in the insurance industry rather than hands-on experience

    Advice to Management

    the team was qutie small and the tasks are simple so that teammates cooperate in an efficient manner, lots of the tasks are easily completed and can be done in a few days


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Highly political landscape with a chance of outsourced with a non credible exec team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Prudential plc full-time

    Pros

    Nice staff overall within PGDS. Many have been there for a while.

    Cons

    The senior exec team are shocking. Very political. Very much arrogance from the new exec team. Even their CFO openly talks about the lack of credibility the senior team have. I've never seen such low moral in a place of work, which is a shame


  10. "Actuarial team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Team is young, enthusiastic, energetic. Good benefits and exam increases, which has changed now.

    Cons

    Leadership is week. Management does not give effort in the quality of work. Too much of favoritism. Biased policies.

    Advice to Management

    People are leaving at a faster pace. High iteration. No senior people in the team. Need to introspect and act.


  11. "Human Resources GHO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable company, somewhat good salary

    Cons

    No progression, leadership just wastes your time, never had a development conversation nor they tried to develop me. They do not know what they want and it is very frustrating


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