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Encouraging atmosphere

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Helpdesk Technician in Des Moines, IA
Former Contractor - Helpdesk Technician in Des Moines, IA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at Principal Financial Group as a contractor

Pros

The people are wonderful. Everyone on my team was always willing to help you out!

Cons

Thy pay (for a contract) was not as competitive as I had hoped (but still good).

Other Employee Reviews for Principal Financial Group

  1. Helpful (2)

    Make sure you have great resources as a career agent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Financial Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Current Contractor - Financial Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good product line and overall integrity of the company. Managers seem to care and want to offer support...especially if you are male! Office culture is good and everyone is friendly. As a company it is one of the best in the industry for range of products.

    Cons

    With a commission only job you need to have a very strong infrastructure of high end referrals and financial resources to fall on until you build the business. Be prepared to hire assistants and work extremely hard. The first years are expensive with memberships to associations, treating prospects to meals, marketing expenses, etc. Long hours and lots of frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with what you promise and be consistent. Provide tangible help to new agents with leads and prospecting resources.


  2. A company to launch a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Strong work/life balance - Ethical organization who strives to do business which aligns with their values - Multiple career paths which offer long term growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Career development primarily focused in Des Moines, Iowa. - Decisions may take time given the collaborative nature of the organization


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