Principal Financial Group

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202 Reviews
202 Reviews
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Principal Financial Group Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Larry D. Zimpleman
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132 Ratings

    I loved my job. But that all depends on what area of the company you work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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


    Great benefits including free fitness classes and exercise equipment or they pay a portion for gym memberships. They have onsite lunch rooms, Weight Watcher meetings, free lunch n learns, plus good pay and vacation.


    I was treated great & loved my 30 year job. I was laid off and ended up working there a year later (different area) for 5 months and am still amazed at what they allowed to happen.

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    Open your eyes to what is happening around you.

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Principal Financial Group Interviews

Updated 9 Nov 2014
Updated 9 Nov 2014

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Principal Financial Group.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is what really hooked me on The Principal- I loved how excited they were about me, and what I brought to the table. They didn't waste my time and were always transparent about timelines. I appreciated knowing I was being reviewed by and individual and not a computer program. The recruiter and hiring leader I encountered were incredibly personable and remembered small talk details from earlier email exchanges/interviews.

    Negotiation Details
    The Principal is not trying to take advantage of it's employees. Therefore I knew when they presented me my intern salary that I was getting a good deal.
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

Principal Financial Group Awards and Accolades

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Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2009
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Headquarters Des Moines, IA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1879
Type Company - Public (PFG)
Industry Finance
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The Principal Financial Group (The Principal ®) is a retirement and global asset management leader. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, investment services and insurance through its diverse family of financial services companies. A member of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group serves some 16.4 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York... More

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