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207 Reviews
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Principal Financial Group Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Larry D. Zimpleman
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    A very good company to start working with

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    Current Employee - Trainee Associate Consultant in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Associate Consultant in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group


    Good work life balance.
    Good exposure
    Great learning
    Good all-round development


    Cafeteria food is average.
    Sometime there is less work

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    Good going

    Positive Outlook
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Principal Financial Group Interviews

Updated 3 Dec 2014
Updated 3 Dec 2014

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Moines, IA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Moines, IA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Principal Financial Group in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial and follow-up communications with HR were very professional and helpful. He seemed to really care about my future at the company. I was contacted about one week after I applied and the interview was scheduled for the next week. The interview itself was fairly informal (it is an intern position ) and they did a lot of the talking, but I left feeling like I'd like to join the team.

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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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