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Principal is a global financial services company passionate about improving the wealth and well-being of families and communities. We help more than 55 million customers worldwide plan, protect, invest, and retire—while reimagining a more purpose-led future for financial systems ...

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I am thinking about applying for an investigator role at principal financial group. Csn you comment or dm me about your experience working for this company? Do they always start employees at the bottom of the pay grade. Thanks Principal Financial Group




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    You learn a lot from the investements team


    Sometimes you have to work more hours due to the deadlines

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      I applied online. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group (United States)


      Got a video interview request, after which I got an interview request with software engineers. Was asked behavioral and technical questions. Technical question included an OOP design question and an algorithm. Received offer a week later.

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    When Maria Eugenia Norambuena joined Principal® Chile in 2003 she brought a spirit of independence and work ethic instilled by her parents. Several promotions and leaders later, Maria is now chief operating officer and managing director with Principal Chile, where she mentors other aspiring women leaders. And her work doesn't stop there. Maria ensures men are part of the conversation—helping them understand how they can be supportive both in the workplace and at home. So more women have access to the same time, resources, and opportunities for growth. Learn more about how she's building a culture of inclusion:

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    Jonas Cutler, a Marine veteran and assistant director of document services, has found support, meaningful work, and recognition since joining Principal® 15 years ago—and continues to give back to other veterans by tapping into partners and resources within the company. Read Jonas’ story:

    Principal Financial Group Awards & Accolades

    • Ranked #7 on Barron’s 2022 100 Most Sustainable CompaniesBarron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies2022
    • Recognized in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for commitment to transparency in gender-data reportingBloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index2022

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