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Review averages

  • 84 employees say

    Excellent (36)
    42.857142857143%
    Good (18)
    21.428571428571%
    Satisfactory (18)
    21.428571428571%
    Subpar (12)
    14.285714285714%
    3.37
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.13

Company summary

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For over 140 years, Prudential Financial has helped people grow and protect their wealth. 

Today, we are one of the world’s largest financial services institutions. We have over $1 trillion of assets under management as of March 31st, 2017, and approximately $3.7 trillion of gross life insurance in force worldwide as of Dec. 31, 2016.  

We measure our long-term success on our ability to deliver value for shareholders, meet customer needs, attract and develop the best talent in our industry, offer an inclusive work environment where employees can develop to their full potential, and give back to the communities where we live and work. 

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Numbers

Employees

10,001+ employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

We offer individual and institutional clients a wide array of financial products and services. 

We have operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. We also have one of the most recognized and trusted brand symbols: The Rock , an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation.

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Company outlook

A Company Built on Talent

Prudential is a company of smart, ambitious professionals working together across a multitude of disciplines. Together, we are building a better financial future for our customers and our communities around the globe.

At Prudential, we understand that a company is only as good as its people. This simple fact is central to all that we do.

We call it “the Talent Mindset” – a company-wide commitment to attract and develop the dedicated professionals whose insights, innovation, and hard work fuel our success and make us a global leader in financial services.

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Location

Locations (international)

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Prudential Financial, Inc. has operations in the USA, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

See where we are and what we do in each location.


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What we offer

What is special about working for us?

Why Prudential?

We are a purpose-driven company, bound together by our commitment to what we do and how we work together. We come to this business from many different perspectives, but we all hold common values that we bring to our work.

It takes a lot of different skill sets to do what we do. That’s why we invest in professional development for every single employee. We are dedicated to providing opportunities to develop skills, connect with mentors, take on challenging projects, and stretch beyond your formal job description. 

People join Prudential for the opportunity of a new job, but stay because they have found a dynamic, challenging career.

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How would we describe the company culture?

A Culture of Collaboration

When you ask someone why they work at Prudential, the answer is almost always the same: the people.

At Prudential, we believe that our best work happens in collaboration. You’ll spend your time working alongside colleagues from a multitude of disciplines, who bring complementary skills and unique perspectives to solving some of today’s most challenging questions.

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Reviews for Prudential

Reviews - What employees say

3.37 Employees say
2.13 Applicants say

Company Culture

Too much politics. Rude coworkers. You can be expected to attend multiple telephonic meetings in parallel which is ridiculous. There will be regular meetings on Saturday mornings -- you weekend begins with work.

Support from management

Management is supportive as long as you are up to your neck in your work. Management is very discriminating and doesn't keep promises.

Teamwork

Too much politics. Some team member have no respect for others.

Freedom to work independently

Free to work independently with constant nagging from leads with unnecessary and absurd objections.

Internal Communication

Not application being a contractor

Gender Equality

Less respect for female colleagues from some senior employees.

Office / Work Environment

Too noisy at times and too dry.

Environmental Friendliness

Nobody will bear you if you sneeze or cough.

Work-Life Balance

They do allow work remotely but they make deadlines too tight. If you go on vacation, deadlines wont be extended. The work will pile up and you have to make up for vacations to meet the original deadlines.

Company Image

Employees have no worth except those in management good books base upon discrimination.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Employees are constantly under stress. Management doesn't realize that healthy happy employees can per form much better.

What I like about the company

Telecommute.

What I dislike about the company

Too much work pressure, and rude environment, and racism.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    prudential
  • City
    Roseland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    IT
  • 06.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

I've left and come back to Prudential (4) four times. Back then (80s and 90s), I thought Other companies offered similar experiences.

Prudential used to "care"... that's the business they were in then. Employees were Talent... all employees, not just Management. PRU took pride, interest and invested in Employees and actually invited diverse Talent. Now, the slogan is "Bring your challenges" (says a lot).

Employees are nothing more than billable resources used to energize Prudential's archaic, robotic practices and bureaucratic environment.

Unrealistic deadlines and demands for metrics are pushed down from Leadership and you are not allowed to question or ask questions. Middle Management takes credit for a job well done by subordinates, but never the blame. And any "redos" better be faster and cheaper.

So, Creators, Innovators, Visionaries and Modern Thinkers need not apply, well... unless you need really good benefits.

Pru is not only one of those elite “Companies Too Big To Fail“, it's also too big to care or remember the mission and motivation Prudential was founded upon.

R.I.P. John F. Dryden.....R.I.P. "The Rock"

Support from management

You have management's full support if you can trick them into thinking something was their idea and they will be recognized for your credit and hard work.

Teamwork

Independent Contributors work very well as a team and collaborates across departments.

Freedom to work independently

This is no problem if you're the only one who can validate a task, activity or project on either a status report or yearly objectives, you will be working independently!

Internal Communication

Communication lines are buerocratic and on a need to know basis.

Gender Equality

Considering they have public forums for women of Prudential to voice their opinion on gender inequality, (with a make Officer that b opens up the floor, I would say they "still have a long way to go,baby! “

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes, Leadership is respected.

Career Development

Further education and training was the BEST!
In recent years the Trillion dollar company has cut back on that budget. If you do get approved to certify in something or are forced to, know that the company won't pay your yearly certification fees, you will.

Overall compensation for your work

Pru pays well. You have to ask and stand firm for what you believe you're worth.

Office / Work Environment

Some buildings and departments even floors are very nice, and some look as if they haven't been updated since the 70s. Improvements seem to be based on where leadership "heads" are located.

If you are not a Manager you're sitting right on front of someone, right in back of summertime, on the left... Well, you get the idea.

Environmental Friendliness

"Pru polite" ... always. If you forget, you're reminded by the posters posted in the buildings.

Work-Life Balance

This used to exist. It's now a running joke.
You can but it's an managers discretion not policy. No manager wants to be seen as too accomodating, so ask but the answer will most likely be "No" or "Let me check"... That means "No" too.

Job Security

Reorgs are cyclic every Quarter. If you get called to the kitchen or conference room and told to take a seat with a random group of people... "There's your sign ".

There are many that slip under the radar and remain there for 40-50 years... The secret.... Keep posting for jobs every 2-3 years.

Challenging Work

You will be challenged.

Inclusive / Diverse

Pru outsources, outsources, outsources. There's plenty of consultants to include in diversity reports.

What I like about the company

The way it used to operate.

What I dislike about the company

Inadequate Middle Management

Its important who you know and who's leadership umbrella you are under to succeed.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • City
    Newark
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • 30.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • None, it has been great thus far

What I like about the company

Great place to work at. I enjoy it

What I dislike about the company

Nothing really, it has a good culture

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Prudential
  • City
    Portland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered

Review averages

  • 84 employees say

    Excellent (36)
    42.857142857143%
    Good (18)
    21.428571428571%
    Satisfactory (18)
    21.428571428571%
    Subpar (12)
    14.285714285714%
    3.37
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.13

kununu score comparisons

Prudential
3.36
85 reviews

Industry average (Insurance)
3.35
35,564 reviews

kununu average
3.29
2,614,000 reviews