Principal Financial
3.5 of 5 165 reviews
www.principal.com Des Moines, IA 5000+ Employees

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good people, ethical company

Account Executive II (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsRoom for development and growth within the organization

Conshave to play politics at times

Advice to Senior Managementalign 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

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IT Applications Analyst Senior (Former Employee)
Des Moines, IA

I worked at Principal Financial full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Great benefits. Work cuulture is one of the best. Cons: Low salaries. Not close to market. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Average/Good company overall; be aware of what dept you work in, make a huge difference(stay away from RIS)

Marketing Specialist (Current Employee)
Des Moines, IA

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


Pros: -Salary is competitive in most roles (compared to large markets) -PTO and general benefits are great, best I've seen or had -Plenty of non work… Cons: -Each dept is run COMPLETELY different -Numerous people in roles they are not qualified for or have 0 experience in -promotions and salary are based on time… Advice to Senior Management: Look at what you managers actually do! I don't mean C level either. VP's, directors, asst directors, asst managers don't do anything in the dept's… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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