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Principal Financial Group Interview Questions

Interviews at Principal Financial Group

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    The interview was pretty simple and straightforward. It was mainly focused on past work experience. A mix of behavioral and technical questions. The interviewer was in a good mood and was very polite. It was a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Different technologies worked on?   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group (Saint Louis, MO) in March 2020.

    Interview

    Quick responses and friendly staff. First there was a personality test, then a first round online interview, followed by a second round interview that was mostly behavioral and a technical question.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where u struggled to build a relationship with someone you needed to build one with?   Answer Question
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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group (Columbus, OH) in December 2019.

    Interview

    After selection from applications, completed a Hogan Personality Assesment, then did a prerecorded interview. It was very convenient, able to complete it on my own time and could stop and begin again at a later time. I had plenty of time to consider the questions and form my answers and 3 tries to record my response. On-demand support for the actual interview website (Modern Hire) was lacking, however.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time when you had a conflict with another person where it was critical you worked together. How did you navigate this relationship?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group in December 2019.

    Interview

    Personality test first. Online video interview plus a skype interview. They were mostly behavioral, with a fairly easy technical portion. Be sure to know your resume well, and prepare anecdotes in advance.

    Interview Questions

    • When did you receive unexpected criticism, and how did you respond?   Answer Question

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    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, IA) in November 2019.

    Interview

    One hour interviewer. The first 30 minutes was with 2 interviews and the last 30 minutes was with 2 hours interviewers. You can do it in person or a skype call. They talked about Principal and the process. Everyone was really nice and welcoming. Most questions were behavioral questions that asked me about a time I dealt with a certain situation and how I handled it.

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    Client Implementation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, IA) in November 2019.

    Interview

    Initial recorded interview online most questions you could rerecord. There were 2 that you only had one take. Second interview was in person with 2 Sr. managers. they asked more behavioral questions to see how you would fit in the team. They went into more depth on the job description as well.

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group.

    Interview

    Phone Interview with one of the data scientist. Comfortable and very nice. He was willing to listen to everything I said and praised me for my work. One of the best interview I had personally for the internship

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, IA) in October 2019.

    Interview

    I interviewed for the summer actuarial internship program this fall. I had a 30 minute on-campus interview. I was then invited to Des Moines for an all-day interview. It included a group dinner the night before, 3 30-45 minute interviews with 2 interviewers each, a tour of Principal's campus, and a Q&A session.

    Interview Questions

    • When is a time you have used leadership in your college career?   Answer Question

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    Front End Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Moines, IA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, IA) in October 2019.

    Interview

    So I applied directly through Principal's website and then about a day or two later I got an email saying I was selected for an on-demand interview. Then about 1 week later I got a phone call saying I was selected for an in-person interview in Des Moines. I ended up getting declined like 2 months later after I thought the interview went very well and was perfect fit for it.

    Interview Questions

    • Rate yourself on a scale 1-10 how proficient you are in (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)   Answer Question

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    Group Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group.

    Interview

    The first interview was a virtual interview. There were 12 questions. The first few allowed multiple attempts to record. For the last couple, a question was asked then I was allowed 30 seconds to prepare and it started recording. Passed to the second round and have a phone interview coming up.

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