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Principal Financial Group Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • slow advancements unless you move to Des Moines (in 29 reviews)

  • Work life balance is always at toss (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Welcoming"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Very welcoming co workers and lots of benefits

    Cons

    Feel kinda rushed to get everything done


  2. "It's ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Internal Sales Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Internal Sales Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility and Benefit Package. Pay is above average in my opinion.

    Cons

    Upper management in satellite offices has little visibility from the home office. Some managers are inefficient and unreliable.

    Advice to Management

    Home office management should have candid conversations with satellite offices to find out if their employees are happy and if they have proper support from direct supervisors.


  3. "Internal Sales Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment and colleagues.

    Cons

    Do not feel challenged in my current role.


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  5. "An average company to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Captive company, job security, good for people not interested in personal growth

    Cons

    Unpaid overtime even on weekends, low salary package, poor management, no work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    We expect better managerial decisions


  6. "Principal review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture environment. Young crowd very easy going and flexible.

    Cons

    The standards and practices are a lot different than service based industry.

    Advice to Management

    Lateral hires should also be given equal importance.


  7. "Working for Principal"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment & Product Proposal Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Investment & Product Proposal Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work time (allows for work/life balance); good benefit package; empowered environment

    Cons

    Some areas can be political


  8. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group as an intern

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, and campus.

    Cons

    None. Everyone was friendly and willing to help interns learn.


  9. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator
    Recommends

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. I hope to work here for years to come.

    Cons

    So far I haven't experienced any downsides to working for Principal


  10. "Good place to work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Operations Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Schedule Flexibility, Mobile capabilities

    Cons

    Tough to post out for other positions


  11. "Leadership Development Program Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits! Flex work schedule.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything right now.



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