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I worked at Principal Financial Group (More than a year)
The Principal Financial Group has a great management staff.
You must provide your own leads. Good Luck!
I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)
Good name, easy to work for.
They could offer better technology to make your job easier.
I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than a year)
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.
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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Principal is a very conservative and ethical company
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.
Principal strives to give it's employees a great work/life balance. They see their employees as their greatest asset.
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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