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Former Employee - Senior Client Transaction Tech in Des Moines, IA
Former Employee - Senior Client Transaction Tech in Des Moines, IA

I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Mostly good people to work with.

Cons

They keep taking things away that made it a great place to work. They say that they offer telecommuting and the opportunity to change your hours as needed. But that's not true. Also they do not offer changes for advancement as much as they say they do. Knew many people stuck in the same job for 20 years. I was there for five and could not get moved to a more challenging position.

Advice to Management

Give back what you took and work with those who want to advance.

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  1. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Investment Counselor in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Investment Counselor in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An investment counselor position at Principal gives you the chance to earn all of your licensing, pick up sales experience, and make a nice salary.

    Cons

    None. Don't apply for this position if you don't like sales or have a strong drive.

  2. Great learning experience.

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    Current Intern - Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Current Intern - Intern in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have lots of opportunities and event just for the interns - networking, continuing education, and fun activities.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say about it at all.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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