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Des Moines, IA
10000+ employees
1879
Company - Public (PFG)
Finance
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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The Principal Financial Group (The Principal ®) is a retirement and global asset management leader. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, investment services and ... Read more

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    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Very welcoming co workers and lots of benefits

    Cons

    Feel kinda rushed to get everything done

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Principal Financial Group Interviews

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    MBA Equity Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group.

    Interview

    All phone interviews, still on going process. Only said I did not get the position because Glassdoor makes me give some answer.
    Everyone very nice so far and wiling to answer questions and provide more information on the company and things like the CFA process.

    First interview seemed more like a weed out process, make sure you're actually a human and know what you applied to.
    Second interview was a mix of do you know what this role is, here is more information about what equity trading at Principal is, and some basic character trait questions.
    Third interview was two separate phone calls with members of the small cap/large cap teams. This was similar character trait questions, asking why I want this role, etc. Coming from a very quantitative background, they asked why I wanted a qualitative role.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you read a balance sheet?   Answer Question
    • What is your favorite book? Have you read any books about this field?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want a qualitative role coming from such a quantitative background?   Answer Question
    • Have you started or do you plan to start the process of earning your CFA?   Answer Question
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Principal Financial Group Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives, 2012
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