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Helpful (3)

"Started good, ended bad....."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Des Moines, IA
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Des Moines, IA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

I did go through a training program and I appreciate that. Okay benefits, low wages.

Cons

No hope for advancement unless you are in good with the management team. The pay is low and they wont let you apply for jobs within the company that are more than one notch above where you are currently at. It is not a family friendly place if you are one of the many low level employees. It apparently is family friendly if you are a high level employee, and get all kinds of perks. Middle managers think they are God....It was only after I left and was at another job that I realized how suffocated I was at PFG.

Advice to Management

Nothing... it is what it is.

Other Employee Reviews for Principal Financial Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "good people, ethical company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive II in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Room for development and growth within the organization

    Cons

    have to play politics at times

    Advice to Management

    align incentives with organizational goals then give more autonomy


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Overall good ethical company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Transactions in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Client Transactions in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, work/life benefits, concern for individual

    Cons

    Limited advancement potential in my area

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