Prudential plc Reviews

Updated 14 March 2015
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  1. A bit like living in a Flashman novel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    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.

  2. Not Bad But not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Professional in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Can meet work & life balance.

    Cons

    Midium-Low salary in the industry.

  3. IT organisation led by end user decisions

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

    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.

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  5. Company with care and love

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in London, England (UK)

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. senior management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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.

  8. Prudential plc

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

    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.

  9. Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    n/a

  10. temp service desk agent

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

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

    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

  11. Helpful (1)

    Extremely hierarchical with outdated management style

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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