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Great flexibility and culture

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Des Moines, IA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

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

Pros

Flexibility in schedule, where we work, how work gets done. Flexibility is not only offered, but also encouraged! Co-workers, benefits and pay are great. Ethics/doing the right thing is a focus of this company. Love that we have PTO since it's so much easier to manage.

Cons

Parking is a little ways away since we're located in downtown Des Moines.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to communicate openly with employees. Much appreciated!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Not for "go getters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    IT Specific: Some parts of the company are surely "OK". However, you may spend 20 years trying to find that area that fits you. It is nice being downtown with access to the skywalks. Generally, nobody tries to micromanage you.

    Cons

    IT Specific: If you can do lots of things, don't bother here. They want people to be "siloed" and focus on your one tiny piece. Then you can fight the layers upon layers of nonsense to get any little thing done. There are so many redundant groups full of way too many people. The company is not nimble, and they have meetings upon meetings over discussing how things should be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Give your friends the promotion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, which is nice because salaries are less than annual averages.

    Cons

    This could have simply been my department, but mistakes were never forgotten, no matter how large or small. Promotions and job recommendations were given to friendlies instead of the most qualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers with experience in managing people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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