Principal Financial Group

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Started good, ended bad.....

Business Analyst (Former Employee) Des Moines, IA

ProsI did go through a training program and I appreciate that. Okay benefits, low wages.

ConsNo hope for advancement unless you are in good with the management team. The pay is low and they wont let you apply for jobs within the company that are more than one notch above where you are currently at. It is not a family friendly place if you are one of the many low level employees. It apparently is family friendly if you are a high level employee, and get all kinds of perks. Middle managers think they are God....It was only after I left and was at another job that I realized how suffocated I was at PFG.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing... it is what it is.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, if you happen to be in the right clique...

    Sales/Service (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros: Principal used to be a great place to work. They had great benefits and promoted their culture as a positive reason to… Cons: There's a reason Principal is no longer named on the Forbes list. The atmosphere has really been degraded since 2008. Mid-management has gotten weaker and… Advice to Senior Management: Clean up the "good old boy (and girl)" network in middle management. It's a… More

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    good people, ethical company

    Account Executive II (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

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

    Pros: Room for development and growth within the organization Cons: have to play politics at times Advice to Senior Management: align incentives with organizational goals then give more autonomy Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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