Principal Financial Group
3.5 of 5 177 reviews
www.principal.com Des Moines, IA 5000+ Employees

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Good Support and Training

Registered Representative (Former Employee)
Lake Elmo, MN

ProsMuch better professional development than is available at other financial-services companies. Principal spends a lot of time marketing new reps.

ConsIt's a pure sales job, no way around that. You're given about six months to find your stride, otherwise you're out.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management was in a state of flux. Regional managers are hands on and supportive, and want their recruits succeed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Principal is a patronage-ridden, old-line insurance company which is incapable of doing anything new and is unethical.

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
    El Dorado Hills, CA

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group


    Pros: Salary and benefits were good Cons: Lousy, timid, self-serving management, tolerates unethical sales practices, weak leaders Advice to Senior Management: Dissolve the old-boy network in Des Moines and dump the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Tough business to start, but worth it when you make it.

    Financial Advisor (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group


    Pros: Great company and support. Independence wihout being on your own entirely.… Cons: More than half will burn out or give up. Toughest… Advice to Senior Management: Get long time producers involved in training earlier on. … Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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