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Principal Financial Group Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Mar 12, 2020

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Principal Financial Group President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. Houston  (no image)
Daniel J. Houston
307 Ratings
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  • "Des Moines is not an ideal place for young people and foreigners(in 35 reviews)

  • "There are no cons as from my personal experience(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group

    Pros

    Casual workplace Relaxed Very enjoyable Great work life balance

    Cons

    Pay is ok for an internship

    Principal Financial Group2019-11-06
  2. "Great Place to Work at"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Accountant in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are generally warm and helpful. Flexible environment to work in with great work life balance.

    Cons

    Experience may vary depending on the team you're on. Some team leaders are more strict than others.

    Principal Financial Group2019-09-16
  3. "Great Experience"

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    Current Intern - Investment Operations 

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits, and work life balance. Many opportunities to network and learn about different roles within the company during the internship. Real hands-on work as well.

    Cons

    Nothing negative here at PGI

    Principal Financial Group2019-09-01
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a very good company"

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    Current Employee - Actuarial Associate in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work / life balance; good benefit; good people to work with; great actuarial exam support

    Cons

    Des Moines is not an ideal place for young people and foreigners

    Principal Financial Group2019-08-15
  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Client Services 
    Recommends

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Inclusive/Promotes Healthy Work-Life Balance. Fair pay and benefits

    Cons

    Needs additional training and development/mentoring for new employees

    Principal Financial Group2019-06-22
  6. "Great opportunity!"

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    Current Employee - Financial Counselor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work/Life balance due to flexibility of hours. Benefits start Day1.

    Cons

    I wish they brought back free tickets to Blank Park Zoo.

    Principal Financial Group2019-04-14
  7. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is encouraged

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other companies doing the same job

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    Principal Financial Group2019-03-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "They Take Care of High Performers"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst Senior in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance. High percentage raises if you're a high performer.

    Cons

    Top heavy with management. They are working on flattening the org.

    Principal Financial Group2019-02-16
  9. "Good company if you have a way to build client base."

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor 

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is above average

    Cons

    Not a ton of guidance provided.

    Principal Financial Group2019-03-03
  10. "In Transition"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Define Benefit plan was a nice plus. Good work life balance was good.

    Cons

    Management can be very over bearing. Change is driven from the top down. If you are creative this may not be the company for you. They are slow to market with products and they end up chasing the competition. Their products are expensive and the competition has caught them and passed them. They are trying to catch up but they are not doing well right now and looking for cost savings. Unfortunately that is going to come at the cost of employees.

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    Principal Financial Group2019-02-22
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