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Great Place to Work

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Current Employee - Employee Benefit Specialist in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Employee Benefit Specialist in Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Principal Financial Group

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

They care about the employees and have great benefits. It is a close group of people with which I work. They are willing to spend money on the employees to offer nice benefits which makes us want to work harder for the success of the company.

Cons

The biggest downside that I have found is the computer systems used by Principal. They seem to be out of date and hard to use compared to other companies in the industries.

Advice to Management

Continue to view your clients as the employees of the company as well as investors.

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  1. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility; Best in Class; Great Corporate Citizen

    Cons

    Insurance/Financial Services; large corproate atomosphere (sometimes slow to react)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote from within.

  2. Consistently the best

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    Current Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Principal Financial is a great employer because they take time to listen to employees. Twice a year there is a Town Hall style meeting with senior management to ask them questions. The benefits are almost overwhelming at first, especially since they offer coverage for domestic partners. The society and scope of the company is large enough that anyone can fit in any where, but not as corporate drones. Every one is encouraged to volunteer in the community, better themselves through the education tuition reimbursement, or any number of ways. Plus, the headquarters is located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, a fairly up and coming midwestern population center.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can get stuck in a department that you don't like, but with the size and scope of what Principal does, it seems sometimes the company molds to the individual employee to make it better.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.

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