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"Good place to work if you don't mind no recognition for the work you do."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - QA Analyst III in Des Moines, IA
Current Employee - QA Analyst III in Des Moines, IA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Work/life balance is great
Flexible work weeks
Telecommuniting
Benefits are good

Cons

Low pay for level of work expected
Little to no recognition for above average work
Promotions not a all based on job requirements, but on time in company, not time in the discipline.
IT department is very unorganized and does not follow procedures.
Organizational structure is constantaly changing.

Advice to Management

Start looking at your job requiremets and look at the peoples experience and then consider promotions.

Other Employee Reviews for Principal Financial Group

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start a career but advancement opportunities end quickly."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst Senior in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst Senior in Des Moines, IA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules for non call center employees.

    Flat organizational structure in IT gives everyone a voice.

    Benefits have been recently cut but would still rate them as slightly above average.

    The people you work with are generally smart, nice, and fun to work with.

    On site fitness centers.

    Cons

    Flat organizational structure in IT limits advancement opportunities at a point just below management level. At that point, your career becomes a job.

    Heavy process in some IT units limits productivity. In some areas a lot of red tape needs to be cut to get things done. There are priority committees for the priority committees that then need to talk to priority committees at the organization level.

    Salary is below average in the Des Moines market. Company tries to make up for it wih flexible schedules and offerring a good work/life balance . However, if you spend your time working on dashboard projects you may find it hard to maintain a work/life blance.

    Advice to Management

    People who make extraordinary efforts to implement projects on dates arbitrarily set by management need to be rewarded beyond their base compensation. When people are working 60, 70, 80, and even 90 hours works weeks for 6 weeks to implement urgently needed solutions, the reward needs to be more than a pat on the back.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "False Promises"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Des Moines, IA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good
    Flexibility is great
    Encourage you to volunteer in your community

    Cons

    Salary and merits are low compared to other companies
    Management experience

    Advice to Management

    Consider the employees making less than 40K before putting more money into the pockets of the wealthy employed at PFG.

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