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Principal Financial Group Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Larry D. Zimpleman
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    Work life balance and fun

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant

    I worked at Principal Financial Group


    1) Nice package atleast 3 years back they were offering irresistable package for 2-5 yrs exp people.Heard that has been changed now.
    2) Great work life balance as very less work pressure
    3) Lots of fun activities, interest groups.Strongly suggest to participate as its the only thing brings you to focus
    4)First in last out to compute your daily hours policy.Trust me you are gonna love this in company like this specially when its near to amanora, seasons
    5)This should top the list-Free cab facility within 50 km range
    6) Relaxed exit process


    1)can you spend 8 hours without doing anything meaningful day by day?No right?

    2)I was lucky to be under a cool manger but most of them are not

    3)If you wanna learn google is open there so search and learn .Work is not going to teach you anything meaningful

    4)Award is a joke there.Its there to demotivate the smart people and to encourages the eye candy of the managers

    5)No onsite but you would be made aware of that at the time of joining

    6) Hike is very very less and the vp is almost 15% of your package so to get that you have to KA(decode that)

    7)There is merginal difference in developers and testers salary

    8) You will have a very bad time if you are not good in singing dancing because 10% your VP is there to perform in annual function

    So you want to join this company ask yourself

    -Are you married and less ambitious ?
    -Is IT job is your side income and you have a primary business?
    -You just have 2-3 yrs of exp and looking for a cool 1-2 yrs doing nothing but fun.

    I am not being sarcastic here ,all of us have different priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to bring the quality work as now you have sufficient faith from the onshore

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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
    Positive Experience
    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 £5 to £10 billion (GBP) 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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