Prudential Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
625 Reviews

3.4
625 Reviews
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Prudential Chairman and CEO John R. Strangfeld
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333 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance is good but still depends on what team you belong (in 80 reviews)

  • Good benefits package - new employees are still eligible for a pension (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance of sales will drive most to leave within the first few years (in 23 reviews)

  • 15 appoiuntments unless is is your personal friends and family (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best thing about working in Prudential's professional and personal growth.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is to beat myself to achieve the goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I work with professionals, and that makes me go to another level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Big Company Offers Great Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Agency Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Summer Agency Marketing Associate

    I have been working at Prudential as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, well-known company

    Cons

    Lack of organization within company, difficult to get things done thru Compliance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Newark, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very professional, supportive company to work for, whether one is a parent trying to advance while balancing work/life, a student fresh out of college or a seasoned employee looking for growth opportunities.

    Cons

    It is an insurance company so might be a bit slow for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler  in  Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Hartford, CT (US)

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Recognition. Great coworkers. Decent bonuses. Travel trips are fun. Good product set. I like it so far.

    Cons

    Some growing pains and tech issues. Compensation is no so transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    World class employer; diverse, inclusive, and poised for even more growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Information Systems  in  Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager, Information Systems in Newark, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leadership is committed to meeting market expectations, but also to the associates who drive that value. Management's tone at the top is that of diversity and inclusion, of ethical practices, and continued improvements. I've never had bad things to say about Prudential.

    Cons

    As opposed to the company's leaders, local management (mid-level) can be tone deaf and reactive. Tight budgets in one department may lead to quiet layoffs and eliminating talented staff who may have been better utilized. Other areas may have managers who may have been promoted to more senior positions, but never learned how to develop vision and strategy. The result is a wonderful company whose employees experiences' differ greatly depending on the management team. Work-life balance and other factors also vary by job type.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers often get promoted because they are good managers, but at some point the good ones pivot and begin leading. Building a successful team, department, division, segment, or company is about having a vision and executing plans toward it. It's also about getting associates to perform their best by keeping them engaged and inviting them to participate in creative ways. Prudential could do a better job emphasizing that "pivot" to Directors and above, and cultivating an environment where it is implemented consistently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is great to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Professional  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Part of the rock, too big o fail. No matter who you are your voice is heard.

    Cons

    I would like to see more commercials

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lets make it a better household name through advertisements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    RS

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    Current Employee - Associate Actuary  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Actuary in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Work Ethics, Growth, Location, Adaptability, Training

    Cons

    Tremendous Pressure, Long Hours, Pay, Permanence, Culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try Easing Out

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Welcoming Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Realtor  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Realtor in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Prudential full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Training is one of the best out there and Flexible hours

    Cons

    Not that many cons, besides slow activity in some markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company and benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Plymouth, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plymouth, MN (US)

    I worked at Prudential full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Had a Very good Benefits

    Cons

    Downsized at the tail end of the Great Recession - not based on production

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    It has been good so far, not really perfect.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Information Systems  in  Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager, Information Systems in Newark, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Prudential full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of friendly people to work with. The salary is also competitive. It also create a lot of challenging atmosphere for folks who are interested in getting a lot of good skills and building up on experiences.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career advancements for a lot of IT employees. Also, some supervisors do not take time to understand their surbodinates better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for employees is suggested. Upper management should work on creating more opportunities for career advancements and promotions for hard working individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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