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Prudential Reviews

Updated 13 December, 2014
Updated 13 December, 2014
682 Reviews
3.5
682 Reviews
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Prudential Chairman and CEO John R. Strangfeld
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance is good but still depends on what team you belong (in 91 reviews)

  • Good benefits package - new employees are still eligible for a pension (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance of sales will drive most to leave within the first few years (in 26 reviews)

  • 15 appoiuntments unless is is your personal friends and family (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Well structured / focused organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Newark, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Newark, NJ (US)

    I worked at Prudential as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pleasant atmosphere, team-focused, friendly/fun but work-oriented. Team takes deliverables and meeting client needs seriously. Coming from a Wall Street bank, I see very good movement in the selection process here of hiring which seems to pattern after the same model of my former bank which attracted top talent and deviated from mediocrity. After leaving Prudential and working elsewhere, I saw a lot of positive growth upon my return and I've come to realize just how well the processes and procedures of this Company were implemented, maintained and are really top notch!

    Cons

    I do not have any negatives to present. This company far excels in the category of processes, procedures, sense of direction and smarts; elsewhere, systems and processes are a mess and all over the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not pertaining to my department or general/upper management which was the most professionally dressed per my view, but to limit having some come too casual throughout the Company, putting out a more stringent policy to heighten the dress code a bit would spruce up the overall image to an even better place! :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Good pay, close association with financial advisors, received life insurance license

    Cons

    Working on recruiting (was not part of job description), company did not provide much opportunity to take FINRA licensing exams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear and transparent with structure of internship

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Great work culture that supports growth and gives responsibility to take decisions - very imp for personal growth

    Cons

    none - it is a great ogranisation to work for. Cant think of any cons of workign with Pru. Great name to have on CV

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5.  

    Great company that works hard to cultivate leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Relations Specialist in Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Public Relations Specialist in Newark, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Prudential

    Pros

    Professional development opportunities encouraged, competitive pay, and managers that are truly invested in the success of their direct reports. Culture seems to be work hard, play harder.

    Cons

    Have noticed some office politics, but that's at any company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue cultivating leaders at lower management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting

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

    I worked at Prudential full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, open working environment,have great opportunity to learn something new.

    Cons

    Just a little bit disorganization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Challenging work and varied work assignments.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Plymouth, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Plymouth, MN (US)

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, professional atmosphere yet still comfortable. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Corporate climbing. Salaries could be more competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company the best.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edison, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edison, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee focused culture. Good product the best customer service

    Cons

    None and never meet anyone worked for them who had something bad to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work best job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to hone in your financial skills

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential

    Pros

    teamwork, hard working. classes to improve skils are available

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy, very long hours with weekends. Commission based and it can fluctuate

    Recommends
  10.  

    Love the culture of Pru

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Intern in Roseland, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Product Intern in Roseland, NJ (US)

    I worked at Prudential as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome office culture - it was really like the team was a family. They had so many opportunities to do things together and as an intern, to join in on projects. The work life balance was also awesome and they never overworked you. Even though we weren't at HQ, they had a bunch of intern events to make the experience even better. Events include meeting upper management which was super cool.

    Cons

    My team itself was a little unorganized and I didn't have much work in the beginning, but once you mention something, they really try to include you in more projects. The location (Roseland) wasn't the best because it was quiet, but Newark was really nice.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Financial Professional Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in City of Industry, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Professional Associate in City of Industry, CA (US)

    I have been working at Prudential full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is the Free schedule.

    Cons

    They do not offer the stable salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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