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”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 31 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

Prudential plc Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam

Tidjane Thiam

(5 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
31 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Review of PPMS (Operations)

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Prudential plc full-time for 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 Senior Management* Learning oppurtunities could be increased for high performing colleagues to create a future sourcing ground for other verticals

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Extremely hierarchical with outdated management style

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Prudential plc for more than 3 years

ProsRelatively good benefits including pension and Share options.

ConsHighly 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 Senior ManagementMore 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Excellent

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Prudential plc as an intern for less than a year

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

ConsCould 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 Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

 

Great place to work, young engaging workplace, flexible work life balance, good management support, challenging envt

Risk Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGood study support
Loads of global opportunities
Young engaging workplace and people
Flexible work life balance
Challenging environment
Each day is a new learning opportunity
Get recognised based on work, rather than seniority, which means young empathetic management
Accessible senior management

ConsNot very good HR policies

Advice to Senior ManagementBorrow HR policies from Prudential UK and it would be a perfect place to work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Ok if you want to plod along

Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Prudential plc

ProsCan be very flexible around location of work, working from home is acceptable for example

ConsBig organisation with not much devolved decision making power. Tendency towards blame culture prevents people from being prepared to go out on a limb

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you don't have the time to consider the small things, give people the confidence to deal with them on your behalf.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

temp service desk agent

IT Service Desk Agent (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Prudential plc as a contractor for less than a year

Pros- Pay is not bad as a temp who have not graduated from university, and OT are paid accurately by the agency.
- Required to work on weekends but is compensated by good remuneration.

Cons- May meet difficult financial consultants but you will get the hang of handling them
- Everyone is too busy to teach the newcomers, so you will feel lost as a temp during the first two weeks. Thereafter you'll know how things work.
- Office politics

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Great People

Actuarial Intern (Current Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

Prospeople are very nice, the office is very good, free coffee free snacks, and every friday we have desserts, yes lala lala lala

Consworking hours are bad for some depts

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Good experience, Good Management. Managers & seniors very helpful. A good place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Prudential plc full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFriendly environment. If got stuck with any work related problem, someone was always there to help.

ConsNothing to say about. Healthy work environment. Extra curricular activities. Everything was there. Hard to find any Cons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Financial Consultant

Financial Consultant (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at Prudential plc part-time for less than a year

ProsChallenging and the possibility of great monetary rewards associated with the career

ConsIrregular working hours. A number of expenses as you are building up your leads

Advice to Senior ManagementClear directions towards progression

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Excellent working culture

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

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

ProsEncourages innovative thoughts
Complete ownership of responsibilities
Employee concern

ConsMore employee benefits & perks needed

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage employees with good award system

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Prudential plc? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Prudential plc reviews and ratings - including employee satisfaction and approval ratings for Prudential plc CEO Tidjane Thiam . All 31 reviews are posted anonymously by Prudential plc employees.