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"Very tech driven"

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Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Des Moines, IA
Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Des Moines, IA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Principal Financial Group as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

As an IT Intern I got to work on real projects in many different fields. They also held an intern Code Jam (similar to a hackathon) where teams of interns competed to create the best web app. Overall great learning experience

Cons

For interns, it is difficult to get time to view other business units/positions. This would be helpful for young professionals who is not sure what they would like to do for a full time position.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work but keep in mind after College it can be difficult to know exactly what career path an individual would like.

Other Employee Reviews for Principal Financial Group

  1. "Great group of people in the Nashville office"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The manager is hands on and a true mentor

    Cons

    dealing with big company politics


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Some areas might be good but not all"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Applications Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior IT Applications Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent, though not outstanding benefits; Fairly stable company; Their public facing image is terrific, very community minded, etc - don't seem as compassionate internally . . .

    Cons

    Training was non-existent; position was presented as one thing but in truth was very different; very indecisive and out-of control management; focused totally on short-term results not the right thing for customers; a lot of back-stabbing low end managers trying at all costs to rise above one another.

    Advice to Management

    Find some maturity in the management training processes. Don't reward those that just shift the blame to others.

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