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Principal Financial Group Overview

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, flexibility, job opportunities, variety, benefits, strong senior leadership, solid financial standing

    Cons

    Lower base salary, can feel like a number in a big company, less perks through out the years.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more employee empowerment, increase perks starting with base salary.

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Principal Financial Group Interviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Principal Financial Group (Lawrence, KS) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Applied for software internship online, got an email a couple months later asking to set up a phone interview. The first interview was pure behavioral, interviewer was very personable and questions not too difficult. The second interview was a couple weeks later, also almost pure behavioral.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about one time where you worked with a team to accomplish a goal and discuss what role you filled in that team.   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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