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"Below average salary and benefits"

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Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Des Moines, IA
Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Des Moines, IA

I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

Pros

People are nice and the work isn't hard.

Cons

Welcome to the land of COBOL and the 2% raise. Principal has always paid below market, but at least it used to have good benefits. In the past few years everything got stingier. If you have technical skills, look elsewhere.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "satisfactory, although a bit boring, corporate experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are authentic and the work environment is healthy

    Cons

    compensation can be an issue. HR always wants to fall a bit below the curve.


  2. Helpful (3)

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

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    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.

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