Principal Financial Group - Not for "go getters" | Glassdoor
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"Not for "go getters""

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

IT Specific: Some parts of the company are surely "OK". However, you may spend 20 years trying to find that area that fits you. It is nice being downtown with access to the skywalks. Generally, nobody tries to micromanage you.

Cons

IT Specific: If you can do lots of things, don't bother here. They want people to be "siloed" and focus on your one tiny piece. Then you can fight the layers upon layers of nonsense to get any little thing done. There are so many redundant groups full of way too many people. The company is not nimble, and they have meetings upon meetings over discussing how things should be done.

Other Employee Reviews for Principal Financial Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great training and great products"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, great training and great products

    Cons

    100% commission after training period


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Company touts values that are not seen in the day to day culture"

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

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good to place to work for women in IT. They ensure a high percentage of women leadership. Total compensation package is good.

    Cons

    Integrity of upper management and leaders in departments is suspect. Career advancement and Salary is too dependent on cronyism and favorites. Low performance is tolerated and hard work is not necessarily rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and honest. Practice what you preach.


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