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Great Place to Work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Employee Benefit Specialist in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Employee Benefit Specialist in Charlotte, NC
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 They seem to be out of date and hard to use compared to other companies in the industries.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.

Other Employee Reviews for Principal Financial Group

  1. Consistently the best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Des Moines, IA
    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    A great place for an on-the-job vacation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package, good work-life balance. Lots of vacation and sick time. Good retirement package. Low expectations sort of job. Friendly, easy going place to work. is is is is is is isi s is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is i s is is is is is is i s -- Sorry, but they made me use 100 words and I had nothing more to say.

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunities in certain fields. Weak payscale. Not particularly ambitious when motivating employees. Work environment suited best to clerks and admin people, they don't treat professionals as well as higher-class firms.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the intellectual level of communications with employees.


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