Principal Financial Group Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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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
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company with transparent leadership

      Jan 15, 2021 - Assistant Actuary in Des Moines, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance. Pay. Leadership.

      Cons

      Competitive so might be difficult to move up your desired path, but there's always opportunities in other parts of the company and you are encouraged to get out of your comfort zone.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Progressive Company, Empowered Employees

      Jan 5, 2021 - Senior new business analyst in Des Moines, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      401k Match, Total Benefit Compensation, Diversity

      Cons

      Work life balance during busy season can be a struggle.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      Great Opportunity

      Dec 7, 2020 - Investment Operations Intern in Des Moines, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great training - Great hours - work/life balance - Competitive pay

      Cons

      - Not a fan of working remote, but they did a pretty good job of helping me adjust

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Company

      Dec 14, 2020 - Manager in Des Moines, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They truly encourage work-life balance

      Cons

      They are not the highest paying company

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Opportunity to learn Retirement Industry

      Jan 11, 2021 - Client Services Manager in Mason City, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, training, work life balance

      Cons

      Who your manager is plays a large part in your success and job satisfaction.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company

      Nov 11, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, great work life balance.

      Cons

      Nothing to complain about, it was all good.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place

      Jan 9, 2021 - Digital Strategist in Des Moines, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance and benefits

      Cons

      Unfriendly atmosphere in some departments

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Terrible work/life balance

      Nov 3, 2020 - Product Owner in Roseville, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great equipment. Nice Iowa campus.

      Cons

      No work/life balance, if you have kids or any sort of life it’s impossible. Part of the Wells Fargo migration

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Love working for Principal

      Aug 6, 2020 - Account Coordinator in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Principal has the best management team and couldn't be happier with the culture that has been created at Principal. The work-life balance is also great. Couldn't complain.

      Cons

      No cons at the moment.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Aug 20, 2020 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team, relaxed environment, good work-life balance

      Cons

      Nothing outside the usual - sometimes unclear priorities and timelines for development

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