Principal Financial Group

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Principal Financial Group Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Larry D. Zimpleman
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    Best Internship program yet!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Des Moines, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA (US)

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The program was well-structured, they provided you with a mentor within your team as well as an available leader to help you with anything you needed. I enjoyed the programs that they put on just for interns such as listening to upper level executives speak & professional development seminars. The pay was great too, and they hook you up with housing nearby!

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of internship to full-time conversion if you aren't in the IT field.

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Principal Financial Group Interviews

Updated 11 Sep 2014
Updated 11 Sep 2014

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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview was about 30 min. It was over basic information such as school work. What was my most difficult project. Asked how much I wanted to make as an intern. What my GPA currently was. A few behavior questions and leadership questions. I am currently on to the next step of the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • The only technical question was what was my most difficult assignment that I didn't understand   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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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Website www.principal.com
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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