Prudential plc

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    IT organisation led by end user decisions

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Prudential plc as a contractor (more than a 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
  2.  

    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.

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    senior management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    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
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    Prudential plc

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    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
  6.  

    Great People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuarial Intern in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Intern in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    working hours are bad for some depts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    temp service desk agent

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - IT Service Desk Agent in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - IT Service Desk Agent in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Prudential plc as a contractor (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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Extremely hierarchical with outdated management style

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

    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
  9.  

    Review of PPMS (Operations)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Financial Consultant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear directions towards progression

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent working culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Encourages innovative thoughts
    Complete ownership of responsibilities
    Employee concern

    Cons

    More employee benefits & perks needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees with good award system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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