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Great first and last Internship

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  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Des Moines, IA
Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Des Moines, IA

I have been working at Principal Financial Group as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Real Project Experience Encouraged to Learn Leaders including Dan Houston willing to meet with Interns

Cons

Lots of first time internships.

Advice to Management

Continue to invest in Interns as a source of new technology.

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  1. Working for Principal was a fantastic experience with great team members.

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TeleApp Counselor in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - TeleApp Counselor in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are very good, with an excellent work-life balance to boot. Vacation time was excellent, 401K match was standard and the health benefits were great. It is a large company with a lot of room for improvement. Employees are also eligible for bonuses in most areas. Awesome food selections and location.

    Cons

    Promotions are a little lacking, even if just a title promotion such as Sr. etc. There is little to no recognition depending on your area, and the food is so good you gain too much weight!!!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize those who improve processes, work hard and drive results.


  2. Very tech driven

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Des Moines, IA
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As an IT Intern I got to work on real projects in many different fields. They also held an intern Code Jam (similar to a hackathon) where teams of interns competed to create the best web app. Overall great learning experience

    Cons

    For interns, it is difficult to get time to view other business units/positions. This would be helpful for young professionals who is not sure what they would like to do for a full time position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but keep in mind after College it can be difficult to know exactly what career path an individual would like.


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