Career FAQs

  1. Why should I work at Prudential Capital Group?
  2. How does Prudential Capital Group differ from investment banking or consulting? Buy-Side vs. Sell-Side?
  3. What skills are Prudential Capital Group managers looking for?
  4. What training and learning opportunities does Prudential Capital Group offer?
  5. When is your primary campus recruiting season?
  6. How can I submit an application?
  7. How can I submit my resume and application if Prudential Capital Group is not coming to my campus?

Why should I work at Prudential Capital Group?

When choosing a career, we understand you are presented with many options. One thing that sets us apart is that we are buy-and-hold. At Prudential Capital Group, we originate transactions, analyze and select companies for investment and manage our portfolio throughout the life of the loan. These hands-on experiences allow employees of all levels to improve their skill set and advance their careers as well as learn about a variety of industries. Our long-term investment horizon ensures that employees become strong underwriters and gain an understanding of how to identify the risks for a company far into their future. The structure of our small regional-based investment teams ensures your opinion is heard and allows employees to make an impact within our organization. Prudential Capital Group is committed to establishing meaningful relationships with our clients and our employees.

View Career Path for examples of individuals who experienced rapid professional growth at Prudential Capital Group.


How does Prudential Capital Group differ from investment banking or consulting? Buy-Side vs. Sell-Side?

Unlike the transactional nature of investment banking and consulting jobs, Prudential Capital Group’s buy-and-hold strategy enables team members to comprehensively understand the complete investment process – from deal sourcing to deal analysis and portfolio management.

At Prudential Capital Group, our main focus is building long-term relationships with our clients. As investors, we are not asked to be there for a single point in time, but rather a long-term financial partner with the capacity to offer multiple financings; such as providing debt, mezzanine, and equity securities with an issuer. Therefore, Prudential Capital Group approaches our investment decision-making with a long-term outlook, and we are forced to understand the risks and merits of a company.


What skills are Prudential Capital Group managers looking for?

Our employees come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. While a degree in finance, accounting or quantitative subjects is preferred, it is not required. We are looking for candidates that are highly motivated, have strong communication skills (interpersonal and written), the ability to work as a team player, have analytical and accounting knowledge and a familiarity with the capital market industry. An insatiable curiosity and penchant for learning are key attributes for successful team members.


What training and learning opportunities does Prudential Capital Group offer?

In their first year, full-time Investment Analysts attend an intensive one-week training program that introduces them to the basics of credit analysis through case studies and practical application. On an annual basis, all Investment Analysts participate in a three-day continuing education conference. 

Full-time Investment Associates complete an in-house Credit Training program that leverages the expertise and skills of our senior investment professionals, and uses actual deals to provide relevant and practical training for new Investment Associates. During this seven-week program, Investment Associates visit seven of our offices to meet the regional teams and gain extensive knowledge and perspective from Senior Management in that office.

For Summer Investment Analyst Interns, Prudential Capital Group offers an eight-week summer training program specifically designed to provide a hands-on analytical experience and introduce the Prudential Capital Group culture. As part of the program, all interns attend a two-day conference which allows them to meet Senior Management and learn more about Prudential Capital Group.

Beyond structured programming, Prudential Capital Group encourages and supports the completion of an employee's CFA®. This is just one of the many opportunities that Prudential Capital Group offers for employees to reach their career potential outside of the office.


When is your primary campus recruiting season?

Prudential Capital Group’s primary recruiting season is in September/October for our full-time Investment Analyst and Associate positions, and in January/February for our Summer Investment Intern Analyst and Associate positions. Please visit your school’s career services website to view your school’s deadline dates.


How can I submit an application?

Most schools require you to apply through their career services website. If you are unsure of your school’s requirements, please check with your school’s career department before proceeding. Once you apply through the career services website, you must complete Prudential’s online application to be considered.


How can I submit my resume and application if Prudential Capital Group is not coming to my campus?

Please send your request to PCGRecruiter1@prudential.com and someone will direct you to the Prudential online application if we are in our primary recruiting season (see question above). If we are not in our primary recruiting season, you can search and apply for employment at jobs.prudential.com.

For any other questions or further information about our campus recruiting program, please send an email to the following address: PCGRecruiter1@prudential.com.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and are committed to diversity in our workplace.