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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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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in The Villages, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in The Villages, FL
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    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Principal is a company of great integrity and ethics. They invest in all their reps and give them the necessary tools to exceed.

    Cons

    None really just need to be committed to work hard to succeed because it is 100% commission.

    Advice to Management

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Principal Financial Group Interviews

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    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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