Prudential plc
3.3 of 5 31 reviews
www.prudential.co.uk London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Prudential plc Reviews

Updated Mar 23, 2014
Prudential plc – Central District – “Prudential meeting room”

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Prudential plc Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam

Tidjane Thiam

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Loss Leader

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

I have been working at Prudential plc

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

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementShould 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Confused Place (I am talking about Knowledge Services only)

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I worked at Prudential plc

Pros1. Better than expected work-life balance
2. It did feel like a family
3. Good location if you have a car, or traveling by rick.
4. Excellent support from the parent Prudential UK.
5. Employee reviews are dealt well.

Cons1. Pathetic performance by Indian Executive Team. I am talking about 2009-2011.
2. Pay is not very good... but they are working on it.
3. Backdated software.
4. Poor recruitment.
5. No proper training.
6. Casual environment does not really help the new people to grow professionally.

Advice to Senior Management1. Try to recruit good people at every level.
2. Raise the pay in planned manner.

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Too slow moving and change reluctant company

Senior Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Prudential plc

ProsBig company with established brand name, presence in Asia.
M&G in London one of the best employers in UK

Consstrong hierarchical culture, little focus on performance, poor communication and a lot of inefficiency.
Slow product development, and not too customer focused either.
Very little attention to HR issues, poor employee retention policy, and no comprehensible promotion approach

Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to the people in "the field"

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hartford, CT (US)

I have been working at Prudential plc

ProsGood opportunities for development; management fair and willing to make changes necessary for growth.

ConsLarge, complex company - can sometimes slow down decision making.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communicating openly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A very satisfying work experience with ample opportunities given to employees to advance their career.

Insurance Executive (Former Employee)

I worked at Prudential plc

ProsChallenging, fast paced work environment, excellent management team,open door policies, internal career growth opportunities.

ConsSome of the processes were redundant.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Actuarial Trainee (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I worked at Prudential plc

ProsIt's a relaxed work environment and leaves you good time to focus on your other career plans - particularly continuing education. Plus the company provides good support for Actuarial education.

ConsThe career growth is rather slow and rigid.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be a market competitive study support for Actuarial.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is not a good place for ambitious individuals to pursue their careers.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Prudential plc

ProsVery flexible; decentralized; good working environment.

ConsPoor time management; inefficient communication channels; lack to top management coordination; over relaxed sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to transfer from task-focus to people-focus asap.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hard to generalise.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Prudential plc

ProsLeading 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

ConsPolitics 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 Senior ManagementMore 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.

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People management is key for Prudential

Senior Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Prudential plc

ProsGood regional network, federated model so local entities are relatively independent, and yet able to leverage on expertise across the region.

ConsGenerally, local business has poor human resource management with insufficient attention towards on executive training and development, or cross-placements.
Promotions are handed out based on years of service, or to fill out gaps at the top, rather than assessment of an individual's real competency or capability to lead.

Advice to Senior ManagementLeverage on Prudential's global footprint - across insurance and asset management - in order to groom and grow your talent pool.

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Hard Woking

Accounting Manager (Former Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

I worked at Prudential plc

ProsYou can get career advantage in your career path. Prudential is providing most intesive environent. If you go to senior managerial level, you could get reward from company. Prudential has many affilates in the world. if you prove yourself, you can get a some opportunity to grow at anywhare. Prudential's strengthen is asset management and VUL products. Insurance products have combined with funding.

Conspretty hard work. a lot of overtime work. a lack of benefits for employee. need to deveop system. that means a lot of work had done mannually. complicated and unnesessary policies. need to improve business manner

Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees feedback fairly and correctly. Feedback could give them motivation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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