Principal Financial Group Reviews

Updated May 16, 2021

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Principal Financial Group President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. Houston  (no image)
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Pros
  • "Amazing work life balance in Principal(in 214 reviews)

  • "Great benefits package including on-site health club at most Des Moines locations(in 71 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The campus is great, but I don't want to live in Des Moines(in 36 reviews)

  • "No onsite opportunities for 95% of employees(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good work place

      May 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Had good team to work

      Cons

      Nothing too bad that i did not like

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      No longer a great place for employees - "ZERO TOLERANCE"

      May 14, 2021 - Software Engineer in Des Moines, IA
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      Pros

      Charitable organization that gives back to the community. Fancy office space, if you are into that.

      Cons

      Principal used to have a good employee focus, and emphasized work-life balance. Recent management retoric now emphasized "zero tolerance" for any performance or customer delivery challenges. This seems focused on getting people back in the office, but also is impacting culture overall. Need to take your kid to the doctor? Well, zero tolerance for a delivery gap.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work!

      May 11, 2021 - Recruiter 
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      Pros

      Great company, benefits, salaries. Excellent balance

      Cons

      Management is not well trained

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company to work for

      May 5, 2021 - Data Engineer 
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      Pros

      Amazing team, great responsibilities and I loved the work culture

      Cons

      Sometimes skip my lunch as the work becomes too interesting

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Job and Company

      Apr 27, 2021 - Client Implementation Manager 
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      Pros

      Benefits, work life balance, they encourage internal promotions

      Cons

      This particular job does have a busy season where overtime may be required, and due to a current lack of staffing the work load is higher than usual

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Back to back

      May 13, 2021 - Customer Care Representative 
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      Pros

      Benefits are very good at this company. Options to work at home.

      Cons

      Back to back phone calls with minimal breaks. Understaffed. Leaders care more about their results than their employees.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Dynamic and growing company

      Apr 10, 2021 - Coach in Des Moines, IA
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      Pros

      Career growth options in this Fortune 500 company Strong healthcare and retirement benefits programs Highly respected for its integrity Strong advocacy for diversity and inclusion Positive environment for women in leadership Able to accommodate people who want to work remotely and not move to its central Iowa headquarters

      Cons

      May be overlooked by people who don't realize companies headquartered in Iowa can be a global powerhouse.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice

      Apr 29, 2021 - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Great people and great company

      Cons

      Long days and long hours

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Ok company

      Apr 26, 2021 - Economist in Des Moines, IA
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      Pros

      Pays well, good culture, benefits

      Cons

      It's in Iowa, not a great place to live

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Opportunities for Career Advancement

      Apr 21, 2021 - Financial Advisor 
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      Pros

      Room for growth as an advisor

      Cons

      Some processes are counter intuitive.

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