Compare Principal Financial Group vs Edward Jones BETA

See how Edward Jones vs. Principal Financial Group compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Principal Financial Group

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Edward Jones

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 807 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2597 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Principal Financial Group Ceo Daniel J. Houston
91%
91%Daniel J. Houston
CEO Approval
Edward Jones Ceo Penny Pennington
96%
96%Penny Pennington
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
73%
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
61%
Positive Business Outlook
73%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Advisor18 Salaries
$63,190/yr
Director, Management90 Salaries
$157,800/yr
Intern27 Salaries
$16/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Advisor1073 Salaries
$40,517/yr
Business Analyst5 Salaries
$64,045/yr
Temporary56 Salaries
$31,551/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 188 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 57 reviews)
Pros
"Home office"(in 159 reviews)
"Great training"(in 155 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Des moines"(in 35 reviews)
"No cons"(in 18 reviews)
Cons
"Door knocking"(in 173 reviews)
"Door to door"(in 158 reviews)
Featured Review
"Best First Job"Feb 12, 2020

Former Employee - Photographer

I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

flexible hours, amazing salary, great co-workers, in the field of which I studied.

Cons

9-5. Not much creativity needed.

Former Employee - Financial Advisor

I worked at Edward Jones full-time for more than a year

Pros

Incredible training. Supportive network of advisors. You are given every opportunity to succeed with all the right tools. I was never turned away from another advisor when I needed help.

Cons

Perhaps more emphasis on sales training, and more exposure to the appointment process. Aside from that, I have nothing bad to say about the company. It is just a difficult industry to work in.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing! Just make sure your new hires are given the opportunity to see first and second appointments, and not just annual review appointments. Maybe provide some additional... sales training as well.

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