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87%
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Daniel J. Houston
198 Ratings
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  • "Des Moines is not the most exciting city to have an internship in(in 34 reviews)

  • "No onsite opportunities for 95% of employees(in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very good company for Mainframe developer but not for QAs"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture and processes Lots of opportunities available to learn Free to express your vision and ability

    Cons

    No onsite opportunity as such

    Principal Financial Group2018-12-22
  2. "Good company to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Pune
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Have a very great benefits leaves, transport, insurance etc.

    Cons

    Salary is less and they always approach traditional way.

    Advice to Management

    Start from scratch and don't do anything that is traditional

    Principal Financial Group2019-05-22
  3. "The best HR possible"

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    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helpful interviewers Helpful HR Lively work culture

    Cons

    Nothing i can point out

    Advice to Management

    None

    Principal Financial Group2019-05-15
  4. "Never Join PGS-Pune"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good Cab service

    Cons

    Lot of Politics. Lot of discrimination based on Hindi speaking Guy and Marathi speaking guy. I felt like that I am not in Indian.

    Advice to Management

    Management are totally outdated. Learn something from outside world.

    Principal Financial Group2019-05-13
  5. "Good for mid career level people"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pune

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    1. Good insurance benefits, might be the best 2. Stress free environment 3. Open culture 4. Good for technical people and freshers.

    Cons

    1. No onsite 2. Sometimes you might feel under-utilised

    Principal Financial Group2019-04-24
  6. "Great place to work, tricky to build your career over the years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    1. Good work life balance . 2. Sufficient freedom to try out new technologies 3. Plenty of platforms (both technical and business) to learn , experiment and express yourselves. 4. Good compensation and company policies 5. Mostly nice people and supportive colleagues

    Cons

    1. Recent focus to engineering culture is causing lots of distraction for developers. 2. Difficult to grow technically as the onus is entirely on yourself to self learn. 3. Lots of old projects and newer work is usually picked by home office counterparts. 4. Too many non-productive people and difficult to find a mentor 5. Lack of trainings. 6. Growing attrition problem as senior resources are leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not make this company a service based organisation. Understand that there are lots of employees having tremendous potential and we just need to tap in to that. Just don't follow the Big Words, actually mean them and implement it.

    Principal Financial Group2019-04-13
  7. "My experience with principal is good."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Work environment, IJP is easy to move yourself from one to other team.

    Cons

    Less opportunity for promotion in one team.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management as like politics

    Principal Financial Group2019-03-15
  8. "analyst"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time

      Pros

      cab service is what i like

      Cons

      use old technology and work is not challenging

      Principal Financial Group2019-03-28
    • "Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune

      I have been working at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Work life balance Free cab Overtime allowance Employee oriented company

      Cons

      Old technologies Legacy applications Cafeteria food is not good

      Principal Financial Group2019-03-06
    • "Worst ever decision to join Principal"

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      Former Employee - Analyst in Pune
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Free cab facility is the only perks here.

      Cons

      No learning Higher management talks about innovations and ends up doing nothing No quality work Full of non technical managers and leaders

      Advice to Management

      Don't only think of innovations, try to make sure that quality of work is getting delivered, please don't pile up non technical people including leaders. Either ask them to learn technical skills or let them go otherwise you will end up losing skilled developers. Management should be aware that leaders in every team at Principal is only responsible of asking status from developers, why is management not aware that even...

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      Principal Financial Group2019-03-24
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