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Principal Financial Group Reviews

Updated 13 November, 2018
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  • "Des Moines is not the most exciting city to have an internship in" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Micro management, work life balance issues" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work. They care about their employees."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They care about their employees, they are flexible, they help you balance work and life.

    Cons

    Hard to get back in, they sometimes are too structured.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on bringing back the Health employees who apply! It's hard to get back in.


  2. "Overall Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Good Work environment
    Work life Balance

    Cons

    Less Salary is offered to Associate

  3. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, benefits, retirement plan and 401K

    Cons

    Micro management, work life balance issues

    Advice to Management

    Trust your staff to complete their duties.


  4. "Awesome company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome culture, really a great place to work!

    Cons

    They are try hard to keep up with the changing work dynamic in today’s society but it is taking awhile.


  5. "Processing Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Des Moines, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Des Moines, IA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home with full benefit package

    Cons

    Training can be challenging. Job duties can change often


  6. "Retirement Benefit Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home flexibility is great

    Cons

    Lack of community or development


  7. "Product information Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great motivated people to work with

    Cons

    Parking not connected to the building

  8. "Awesome People"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consumer Strategist in Des Moines, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Consumer Strategist in Des Moines, IA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people who are smart and kind, committed to doing quality work.

    Cons

    It's easy to get lost in the sea of many people.


  9. "Solution Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Explore and learn multiple tools and technology on job.

    Cons

    Apply best practice is mostly optional for new technologies.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best Employer. Didnt find any bad things

    Cons

    None. Cant find a bad thing

    Advice to Management

    Great. Leading employees towards innovation and letting them think out of box.


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