Principal Financial Group - Tough business to start, but worth it when you make it. | Glassdoor
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"Tough business to start, but worth it when you make it."

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Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Tampa, FL
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Pros

Great company and support. Independence wihout being on your own entirely. Great group of producers and advisors to lean on and learn from.

Cons

More than half will burn out or give up. Toughest job ever. Do not try if you are not commited.

Advice to Management

Get long time producers involved in training earlier on. Focus on investment knowledge for new producers as well as insurance.

Other Employee Reviews for Principal Financial Group

  1. "Good company to work for."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - IT in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - IT in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good health insurance & 401 retirement benefits,

    Cons

    No sick leave available. You have to use your PTO for this.

    Advice to Management

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  2. "A learning experience."

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and control of your own schedule without a lot of direct supervision. If you can handle that responsibility, it is a good career.

    Cons

    Just like any large corporation, there is a ton of bureaucracy and red tape that makes doing your job a little tough. Coupled with FINRA and it can be a beast at times.

    Advice to Management

    Those who can, do; those who can't, manage. Management, for the most part, has never been in the field selling so often there is a disconnect.

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