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Company touts values that are not seen in the day to day culture

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Former Employee - IT Applications Analyst Senior  in  Des Moines, IA
Former Employee - IT Applications Analyst Senior in Des Moines, IA

I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Good to place to work for women in IT. They ensure a high percentage of women leadership. Total compensation package is good.

Cons

Integrity of upper management and leaders in departments is suspect. Career advancement and Salary is too dependent on cronyism and favorites. Low performance is tolerated and hard work is not necessarily rewarded.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be open and honest. Practice what you preach.

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Other Reviews for Principal Financial Group

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great career balance and competitive total compensation

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

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Principal is a force in the community of Des Moines which provides a lot of advantages to the employees. Individual managers have a lot of discretion on HR policies within their team which creates a very comfortable environment with a great work life balance.

    Cons

    While base salaries may be slightly below national averages you will see for similar positions, the total compensation package and overall benefits definitely make up for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company, great training and great products

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company, great training and great products

    Cons

    100% commission after training period

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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