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Principal Financial Group Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Larry D. Zimpleman
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    Great Company

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    Former Intern - IT Applications Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Former Intern - IT Applications Analyst in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Principal Financial Group as an intern (less than a year)


    Principal is a great company that I enjoyed working for.
    They have great benefits and above average pay for the state.
    The corporate management seem to really care about their company.


    Don't spend a lot on training.

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Principal Financial Group Interviews

Updated Feb 27, 2015
Updated Feb 27, 2015

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    Investment Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied online – interviewed at Principal Financial Group.

    Interview Details

    First round interview - Just asked about my resume, skills, why I want to work at Principal.

    Second round interview - Went through my resume again but in more depth. Pretty much all behavioral questions.

    The interview was pretty laid-back, not very stressful. I was expecting at least some technical questions, but I was pretty young and clearly didn't have the experience, and I think they realized that.

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Principal Financial Group Awards & Accolades

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Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2009
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Headquarters Des Moines, IA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1879
Type Company - Public (PFG)
Industry Finance
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The Principal Financial Group (The Principal ®) is a retirement and global asset management leader. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, investment services and insurance through its diverse family of financial services companies. A member of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group serves some 16.4 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York... More

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