Principal Financial Group

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Principal Financial Group Reviews in Seattle, WA

193 Reviews
3.7
193 Reviews
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Principal Financial Group Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Larry D. Zimpleman
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Pros
  • The pay and benefits are very good, with an excellent work-life balance to boot (in 41 reviews)

  • Great benefits, which is nice because salaries are less than annual averages (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Parking is a little ways away since we're located in downtown Des Moines (in 11 reviews)

  • Salary is on the high side of mediocre, other companies will pay more but Principal tries to make up for it with a flexible work environment (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place for an on-the-job vacation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package, good work-life balance. Lots of vacation and sick time. Good retirement package. Low expectations sort of job. Friendly, easy going place to work. is is is is is is isi s is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is i s is is is is is is i s -- Sorry, but they made me use 100 words and I had nothing more to say.

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunities in certain fields. Weak payscale. Not particularly ambitious when motivating employees. Work environment suited best to clerks and admin people, they don't treat professionals as well as higher-class firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the intellectual level of communications with employees.

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