Prudential plc

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Prudential plc Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
43 Reviews
3.2
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Stirling, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Stirling, Scotland

    I have been working at Prudential plc as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everything about this company is good

    Cons

    Nothing is poor about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A bit like living in a Flashman novel

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company with care and love

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance with flexible working hour.
    Team sprit with love and caring team members.
    Job motivations e.g. Year end bonus, travel package.

    Cons

    Narrow customer sources due to personal networking or insufficient client-based activities.
    Highly competitive industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    IT organisation led by end user decisions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    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
  6.  

    Needs to address bullying

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prudential plc

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  7.  

    senior management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Prudential plc full-time

    Pros

    Flexible employer who is fair but demands their pound of flesh. Good staff relations and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    It can be very political at senior levels and is a lot more ruthless at these levels. Heavily regulated which can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove some of the politics. Encourage people to do the best for the company not what is just right for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Prudential plc

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Prudential plc full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Company values, some great people, they invest in their people's training and they have a good renumeration scheme.

    Cons

    Quality of management can be inconsistent, work life balance can also easily start to erode.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the performance management system working properly, should be a fantastic incentive for staff, it's not, it's a chore. Get rid of poor performers, no matter their seniority, quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely hierarchical with outdated management style

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    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
  10.  

    Review of PPMS (Operations)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    * One Team One Goal
    * Good solution-oriented management
    * Colleagues are treated like assets & are HEARD
    * Strong support & confidence from UK stake-holders
    * Helpful & supprotive collegaues

    Cons

    * Looked down upon by other verticals
    * Learning oppurtunities are very sterotyped (basic excel, letter writing, lateral thinking etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Learning oppurtunities could be increased for high performing colleagues to create a future sourcing ground for other verticals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Great experience.
    Good people.
    Good exposure to the industry.
    Open to ideas from all.

    Cons

    Could take a while to move up the ranks.
    Lots of Excel can be involved - which is ok if you like Excel I guess!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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