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Updated Jul 22, 2014
Prudential plc – Central District – “Prudential meeting room”

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3.2 36 reviews

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Prudential plc Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam

Tidjane Thiam

(7 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Confused Place (I am talking about Knowledge Services only)

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Mumbai

    Pros1. Better than expected work-life balance
    2. It did feel like a family
    3. Good location if you have a car, or traveling by rick.
    4. Excellent support from the parent Prudential UK.
    5. Employee reviews are dealt well.

    Cons1. Pathetic performance by Indian Executive Team. I am talking about 2009-2011.
    2. Pay is not very good... but they are working on it.
    3. Backdated software.
    4. Poor recruitment.
    5. No proper training.
    6. Casual environment does not really help the new people to grow professionally.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Try to recruit good people at every level.
    2. Raise the pay in planned manner.

     

    Needs to address bullying

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive financial packages and investment in staff. A large company which allows employees room to develop or change their skill set.

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

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    Young sales people create an undercurrent of pressure to sell at all cost

    Financial Consultant (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsI'll say it first. If you are have to choose a career in insurance... it's objectively one of the best choices, this coming from someone who greatly dislikes the industry. That said, their products are costly, meaning often you find yourself selling a suboptimal package from a purely cost perspective
    Learn very quickly
    Builds confidence in people to high pressure
    Training and pressure allows you to build strong bonds which may be the main thing that stops people in the industry from leaving

    ConsThe job does not discriminate between working and off-work hours
    A sense that you are exploiting your friends
    A strong draw to push aside your morals

    Advice to Senior ManagementChecks and balances + KPIs directly on the quality of sales culture being developed

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    People are unhappy at work, the turnover rate is high

    (Current Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsThe reputation of the company, nice colleagues, good office location, hands-on job experience

    Consnot-so-good management style, limited on-the-job training, limited personal growth and career developments, uncompetitive compensation and benefits, bad work life balance, inflexible company culture, management are not open to improvements and changes, understaffed, not-so-good IT support

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too slow moving and change reluctant company

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsBig company with established brand name, presence in Asia.
    M&G in London one of the best employers in UK

    Consstrong hierarchical culture, little focus on performance, poor communication and a lot of inefficiency.
    Slow product development, and not too customer focused either.
    Very little attention to HR issues, poor employee retention policy, and no comprehensible promotion approach

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to the people in "the field"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is not a good place for ambitious individuals to pursue their careers.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsVery flexible; decentralized; good working environment.

    ConsPoor time management; inefficient communication channels; lack to top management coordination; over relaxed sometimes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to transfer from task-focus to people-focus asap.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok if you want to plod along

    Manager (Former Employee)

    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.

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