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Principal Financial Group Reviews

Updated November 29, 2017
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  • Pay is often not competitive for like positions in the Des Moines market (in 32 reviews)

  • Drive time to work so it would be nice to work from home (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and friendly atmosphere overall.

    Cons

    Lack of clarity for promotions.


  2. "Sales & Service Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Service Specialist in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Sales & Service Specialist in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great team atmosphere

    Cons

    There are not enough advancement opportunities

  3. "Worst ever company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have sperate team to handle and give random fake good reviews in glass door and linkden..don't get fooled by it..
    Nothing good...it's worst ever company to work with

    Cons

    If you are reading regular good comments in glassdoor and somewhere getting a feeling that everybody is writing in same fashion and almost same or repeated words.. don't b amazed because principal Pune has created a team to update its social status... They have created a team to handle it's declining status in linkden and glassdoor.. so don't get easily fooled by those repeated good comments.
    This company has alot of old manager who really don know how to manage people, favourism , partiality for Marathis , groupism prevailed here..

    Advice to Management

    Remove those old useless resources to whom you have made managers ..they are worth nothing.. even they are creating hell like atmosphere in principle for new employees


  4. "Receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and colleagues do their best to help you.

    Cons

    There maybe a lot of calls sometimes and your manager may not be able to answer

    Advice to Management

    The manager should spend more on helping their workers.


  5. "Principal"

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    • 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

    Benefit package . Location . Culture . Stable company.

    Cons

    Limited bonus program . Change in PTO program.


  6. "Good managment and support team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working for this company in general, I felt that my manager was honest and a fantastic teacher and mentor

    Cons

    You need to devote a couple of years of your heart and soul to build a lifelong career in this industry.


  7. "Long term employee"

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    • 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

    Work/life balance is good, benefits are solid though they seem a little slow to adopt new benefits

    Cons

    Long term employees can feel a bit neglected at times.

  8. "Good for Managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life is plus point

    Cons

    Not much technical work
    Less growth in terms of salary


  9. "Internal Wholesaler"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Strong benefits and culture; great people within the company.

    Cons

    Very slow, creeping pace that keeps talent from committing.

    Advice to Management

    No need to talk about yourself so much.


  10. "Workflow Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Workflow Coordinator in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Workflow Coordinator in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and room for advancement.

    Cons

    Drive time to work so it would be nice to work from home.


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