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Principal Financial Group Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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Found 727 reviews

3.7
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Recommend to a Friend
89%
Approve of CEO
Daniel J. Houston
203 Ratings
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  • "Des Moines is not the most exciting city to have an internship in(in 34 reviews)

  • "No onsite opportunities for 95% of employees(in 18 reviews)

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

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

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time for 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.

    Principal Financial Group2013-10-31
  2. "Great Job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Charlotte, IL

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great CEO, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    not much room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    nothing - theyre doing good

    Principal Financial Group2019-06-15
  3. "Great place to work!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Benefits are fantastic. You get to work with some amazing people.

      Cons

      They are working on improving communication between supervisors and employees

      Principal Financial Group2019-06-13
    • "Trainee-analyst"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

        Pros

        Good working experience and improve individually

        Cons

        A bit high living expenses

        Principal Financial Group2019-06-12
      • "A very employee centric company with good growth plans"

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        Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Pune
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Work environment is very accommodating

        Cons

        Growth is comparatively a bit slow

        Advice to Management

        Growth to be considered for hardworking employees

        Principal Financial Group2019-06-11
      • "Good company to work for. Great vacation package."

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          Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

          I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Great vacation and compensation package

          Cons

          Disliked satellite offices and having to go to main office for meetings

          Principal Financial Group2019-06-05
        • "WFH as much as you want, flexible, some lies about job description"

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          Current Employee - Marketer Representative 

          I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

          Pros

          WFH as much or as little as you want

          Cons

          Any job in Marketer Services is NOT marketing. It is data entry and customer service. Tricks many new college grads into thinking its a marketing job

          Principal Financial Group2019-05-29
        • "managment tranee"

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          • Senior Management
          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

          Pros

          friendly work environment in company

          Cons

          growth is very slow in company

          Principal Financial Group2019-05-29
        • "Nice company"

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          • Senior Management
          Current Employee - Developer in Pune
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          You can make your career over here.

          Cons

          Few cheap people found everywhere.

          Advice to Management

          Nothing

          Principal Financial Group2019-05-27
        • "Good benefits"

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          • Senior Management
          Current Employee - Dental Claims Analyst 
          Recommends

          I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 10 years

          Pros

          Flexibility, Pto accruals carry over into a new year.

          Cons

          It's hard to tranfer to a new position in a different department within the company

          Principal Financial Group2019-05-24
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