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Updated Jun 14, 2021

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
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I applied online. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group

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I had my Technical Interview and they asked me about my projects, OOPs concepts and OS and database. I had put C++ has my primary skill and they asked questions on that. Overall it went good.

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  • What have you learned in your internship? What problems did you face in your project? OS concepts, Database and C++ questions.
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Anonymous Interview Candidate

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Neutral Experience
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Basic. Technical questions bases on resume. Speaking about my skills and achievements. Followed by a puzzle round after clearing E-Litmus exam. Questions were also from Python, DBMS, algorithms and data structure

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Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

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Difficult Interview
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I applied online. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, IA)

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Phone call with HR first, then video/Skype calls with hiring manager. If they like you, you move on to another round of video/Skype calls with board vp of sales (multiple people on a panel).

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Anonymous Employee

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Hired as a trainee during trainee hiring they mostly check attitude and aptitude. Worked for around 7 years now in PGS Pune. Interview happened through eLitmus test. A d DVD did. Ffdd gfff

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview
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I interviewed at Principal Financial Group

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It was detailed interview regarding databases, data modeling and visualizations. You need to have good knowledge about ETL process and data pipeline designing. There are 3 rounds of interview for this position.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
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I applied online. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group

Interview

Did a recorded video interview then a zoom interview. It was a straight forward interview and not too difficult. The interviewers were very kind. I was impressed with the timeliness and responsiveness of HR.

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  • Give an example of you explaining a complex issue to someone.
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Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
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I applied online. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group

Interview

Very relaxed and natural group without following some made up interview structure. I felt like I was already part of the group and like I was familiar with what is going on. It’s like when someone started talking and explaining and you just know what comes next.

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Anonymous Employee

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The interview started out with a interview "test". You are sent a link to record your video and answers for the hiring manager. From there, you move forward to the leadership hiring in your specific department.

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
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Easy Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group

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Pre-recorded behavioral and background interview. A few weeks later it was followed by live video behavioral interview and technical interview. Another week later, followed by behavioral interview with other team members.

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
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Easy Interview
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I interviewed at Principal Financial Group

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it was very straight forward and asked a lot of customer service questions and 401k knowledge. The hire manager was super nice and didn't make me nervous. I loved that she asked how my personality is and what leadership I thrive under which does matter when putting people on teams. I also like the transparency with the questions. Nothing was there to confuse me or throw me off.

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