Prudential plc

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Prudential plc Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
43 Reviews
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    IT organisation led by end user decisions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Prudential plc as a contractor (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Extremely hierarchical with outdated management style

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Would not want to work again !

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Semi Senior Management in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Semi Senior Management in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Prudential plc

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Loss Leader

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    Current Employee - Regional Director in Central District (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Central District (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Prudential plc

    Pros

    They buy you a dinner at Christmas if you make the top 50 list ..otherwise it's rice and water....

    Cons

    Management is by Aliens who do things quite strangely, and people vanish all the time for no apparent reason. Other people quit for no apparent reason other than they are fed up with their friends / work counterparts being treated like wankers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should bring back the man from PRU concept and show some flair rather than Machiavellian BS and keeping people looking over their shoulder daily. Stop being introverted BS'ers and learn how to work in the current world. Use less consultants and trust internal people who are hired to do the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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