Principal Financial Group Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
76% would recommend to a friend
(396 total reviews)
Daniel J. Houston
84% approve of CEO
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- "The work/life balance is good" (in 269 reviews)
- "Great benefits and the company overall is working to have the employees to be more antonymous." (in 184 reviews)
- "Flexibility and people I worked with were great!" (in 112 reviews)
- "Good culture and flexibility." (in 75 reviews)
- "they have a good pay" (in 64 reviews)
- "3. Bad management infact they do not know to manage at all. 4. No employee importance." (in 73 reviews)
- "There is no training and you are literally thrown into the fire and nobody helps you." (in 35 reviews)
- "Everything but my manager is horrible." (in 33 reviews)
- "Change readiness, some leadership, opportunity" (in 24 reviews)
- "Old technology practices and systems that are dead weight in modernization" (in 18 reviews)
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Updated Nov 30, 2023
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- 3.0Feb 22, 2019Assistant DirectorFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsDes Moines, IA
Define Benefit plan was a nice plus. Good work life balance was good.
Management can be very over bearing. Change is driven from the top down. If you are creative this may not be the company for you. They are slow to market with products and they end up chasing the competition. Their products are expensive and the competition has caught them and passed them. They are trying to catch up but they are not doing well right now and looking for cost savings. Unfortunately that is going to come at the cost of employees.
- 4.0Mar 10, 2016Systems Liaison IICurrent EmployeeDes Moines, IA
Great work life balance in my area (e.g. can take PTO whenever needed); leaders are perceptive to when change is needed/wanted
Wish it was easier to work from home or if there were more locations around Des Moines to work from
- 3.0Jun 24, 2010IT Analyst SeniorCurrent EmployeeDes Moines, IA
Flexible work schedules for non call center employees. Flat organizational structure in IT gives everyone a voice. Benefits have been recently cut but would still rate them as slightly above average. The people you work with are generally smart, nice, and fun to work with. On site fitness centers.
Flat organizational structure in IT limits advancement opportunities at a point just below management level. At that point, your career becomes a job. Heavy process in some IT units limits productivity. In some areas a lot of red tape needs to be cut to get things done. There are priority committees for the priority committees that then need to talk to priority committees at the organization level. Salary is below average in the Des Moines market. Company tries to make up for it wih flexible schedules and offerring a good work/life balance . However, if you spend your time working on dashboard projects you may find it hard to maintain a work/life blance.2
- 5.0Oct 31, 2021Senior Software DeveloperCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
You get plenty of opportunities to try your hands on multiple varieties of projects Also the work life balance is great Minimum to zero work pressure
No cons as such now
- 2.0Apr 1, 2021IT AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsDes Moines, IA
Benefits and work life balance
Only favorites are chosen to move up. Doesn’t pay anywhere close to competitors.
- 2.0Aug 26, 2013IT Applications Analyst SeniorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearDes Moines, IA
This is a great place to work in general. The work/life balance and flexible scheduling is great. The retirement plan is great.
This is not a great place to be a software engineer in many departments. The discipline is not valued. There is a belief that they don't have to be a great software development organization since they aren't selling software...but they still have to support the stuff they create! Much of the entry level development is done by contractors in some departments.4