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The training for my position left a lot to be desired and I was unprepared for the volume of work for my caseload.

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Current Employee - Pension Administrator  in  Des Moines, IA
Current Employee - Pension Administrator in Des Moines, IA

I have been working at Principal Financial Group

Pros

Excellent benefits, and competitive salaries.

Cons

Once you are out of training, you are not supported.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do a better job of slotting people to jobs they are qualified for.

Recommends
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Other Reviews for Principal Financial Group

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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Supplier Manager  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Supplier Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement. Promote a work life balance. Great salary and benefits package. Leadership shows they care about their employees.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working at Principal Financial Group. It is a great company to work for and I would recommend PFG to many other professionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what you do. The support that leadership provides to their direct reports is second to none. Great job.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Good Support and Training

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    Former Employee - Registered Representative  in  Lake Elmo, MN
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Lake Elmo, MN

    I worked at Principal Financial Group

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It'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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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