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Principal Financial Group Atlanta Reviews

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  • slow advancements unless you move to Des Moines (in 29 reviews)

  • Wish it was easier to work from home or if there were more locations around Des Moines to work from (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Branch Management Staff"

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    Former Employee - Investment Advisor Representative in Cassville, GA
    Former Employee - Investment Advisor Representative in Cassville, GA

    I worked at Principal Financial Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Principal Financial Group has a great management staff.

    Cons

    You must provide your own leads. Good Luck!


  2. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good name, easy to work for.

    Cons

    They could offer better technology to make your job easier.


  3. "They support success and invest in your training"

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Principal Financial Group is a great insurance and investments company. They have a good corporate culture and everyone - from support staff to underwriting, lead generation, marketing, and division leads - will go out of their way to help you become a success. The benefits are very good and the opportunities are almost endless.

    Cons

    If you are entering the financial services market for the first time, as a sales representative, then you may become one of many who enter the field and decide to move on. It takes a special person to survive and thrive in a commission's only position. Few do. It doesn't matter what your college degree was, or what your career path has been, if you can understand and explain the product, understand what the clients/prospects are looking for, ask for and get the sale, and provide fabulous customer service, you can make it. There are those who are mega-successes who once were teachers, actors/stuntmen, etc. And there are those with business degrees who don't know how to sell or maintain relationships with clients. It all depends on the individual. It's just a high turnover industry.

    And by the way, I stayed for only 18 months before I knew I wasn't meant for a Financial Services Representative (sales) position. But that doesn't negate how good of a company Principal Financial Group is.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Exited the Medical Marked too soon."

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Principal is a very conservative and ethical company

    Cons

    I was downsized because Principal exited the Medical Market, along with about 1500 other employees.

    Advice to Management

    I believe we should have stayed in the medical business for at least another year. It was a bad idea to be the first carrier to exit the business because of Obama care.


  6. "Principal is a top place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Relationship Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Relationship Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Principal strives to give it's employees a great work/life balance. They see their employees as their greatest asset.

    Cons

    Employees who have been with the company a long time or have never worked anywhere but the Principal sometimes don't see the larger picture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. It's a great company and a great place to work.


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