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Principal Financial Group Reviews

Updated August 1, 2017
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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. "A place for work and life balance. Best for women employees. Relax company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Pune (India)
    Recommends

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work.
    Good work life balance.
    Some department has good quality work.
    Chances to learn new technology if such a demand from your project.
    Free Cab facility available.

    Cons

    More into process.
    Management will overlook your work and always keep on telling you about your negative points.
    They keep on asking to suggest some innovative ideas, developing some utility, giving some sessions etc. etc. Only these things matter & not work.
    Some projects don't have much work.

    Advice to Management

    Please be fare while assessing any resource.


  2. "Full Line of Insurace and Investments"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Representative
    Former Employee - Financial Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Place to start career in Financial Services and Insurance.

    Cons

    Starting a New Book of Business...

  3. "A very ethical organization"

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

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. A company with strong ethics.
    2. Very good co-workers.
    3. Good compensation, as compared to other similar organizations.
    4. Excellent growth opportunities.

    Cons

    None that i can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Thanks!


  4. "Positive Work Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The expectations were aggressive, yet realistic and attainable. Great management. Never dreaded going to work.

    Cons

    They made a business decision to exit the medical insurance business which is why I am no longer working there.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Asst Mgr Dental Claims"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    fast paced environment, nice work force

    Cons

    worked for a micromanager and she may as well done everyones job

    Advice to Management

    get rid of these type of people they drag you down in the work force


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great Management and Marketing Team

    Cons

    No draw, No resources to make it while you are trying to build book of business

    Advice to Management

    To talk with upper management on creating a salary for 1st year advisors


  7. "Good Work Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Pune (India)
    Recommends

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Free Transport Facility
    Good work life balance
    Overtime allowance
    Subsidized food

    Cons

    No Career growth
    More variable pay in total compensation

  8. "Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Employees are allowed to grow and develop to their own skill levels

    Cons

    Large; can be bureaucratic at times


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Internal Sales Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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