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"Lots of perks, not very family orientated"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Island, NE
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Island, NE
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

They are a big company, so the perks are endless. Not only do they have an onsite workout room, they occasionally offer fitness classes onsite. Their are many business in town that offer you a discount just by showing them your badge. You tend to develop a 'work family' with the others you work around. A real sense of community among co-workers. The benefits package is great. Compensation is adequate. Some days of the week they have local vendors come in so that you can purchase lunch without leaving the building.

Cons

They say the work ours are flexible, but that is only when they aren't giving you mandatory overtime (OT) to work on a weekly basis. Very hard to balance work and family. When you don't work the OT, it is frowned upon and you get passed up for raises and promotions. The 2nd position I held there that I worked for over 2 years, was sent to India and the closed my department down and we all had to look for other positions (inside or outside the company).

Advice to Management

To burnt out to give any advice.

Other Employee Reviews for Principal Financial Group

  1. "Overall great experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    supportive work community; all sorts of different opportunities to develop; accepting and encouraging of the individual employee; friendly and approachable senior level management; "something for everyone": the company is big enough to move around to a totally different function if that's what you're interested in

    Cons

    could make work environment more appealing such as offering ergonomic options to offices and desks (although this is currently in progress)

    Advice to Management

    continue to attract diversity


  2. "Long term employment with ups and downs."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Broker Dealer Counselor II in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Broker Dealer Counselor II in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Many different roles available...if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Layer upon layer upon layer of management. Can get political inside of the company, much like other large organizations.

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