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Prudential plc Reviews

Updated 14 March 2015
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Prudential plc Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam
Tidjane Thiam
16 Ratings

Pros
  • Good working environment and friendly management (in 6 reviews)

  • Work-life balance with flexible working hour (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / life balance is dismal in these areas and stress levels very high (in 4 reviews)

  • Long working hours and a very demanding place - which at times may compromise your work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. awesome, after school days, best times of my life!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential plc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    brilliant training, equal opportunities, recognise and reward hard work. flexible working and the best in the business

    Cons

    fair but firm employers that recognise the loyalty of employees

    Advice to Management

    re-employ me!

  2. Helpful (1)

    Bad leadership - more personal short term focus, than long term people and company viability focused

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

    I worked at Prudential plc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    business in good position for growth due to good decisions made prior to financial crisis of 2008/9

    Cons

    Poor management - highly political, egotists, focussed on short term gain, not focused on people

  3. Complex organisation with long term potential

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prudential plc

    Pros

    Great team, international environment, CEO has clear strategic thinking

    Cons

    Highly political, very siloed, UK feel they are the underdog in comparison to the Asia region which impacts morale

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  5. It was good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Applications Engineer in Stirling, Scotland
    Current Contractor - Senior Applications Engineer in Stirling, Scotland

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything about this company is good

    Cons

    Nothing is poor about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going

  6. A bit like living in a Flashman novel

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    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  7. IT organisation led by end user decisions

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England

    I worked at Prudential plc as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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

  8. Company with care and love

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  9. 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 Management

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

  10. senior management

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

    I worked at Prudential plc full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Prudential plc

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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