100 Best Companies to Work For
Principal Financial Group
Rank: 86 (2005 rank: 61)
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Headquarters: Des Moines, IA
Industry: Insurance: Life, Health (stock)
Large Companies Rank: 29
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 8,419
U.S. Sites: 224
Website: http://www.principal.com
What makes it so great?
The employees love the flexibility at this retirement- and insurance-services company. Sixty-nine percent use flexible hours, another 20% work compressed weeks, and 17% spend at least 20% of their time working from home.
U.S. employees 12,723
Employees outside U.S. 1,672
% minorities 8
% women 70
New jobs (1 year) 251
% job growth (1 year) 2
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 38
% voluntary turnover 9
Applicants 25,347
Most common job (salaried) IT Application Analyst Sr. $88,951
Most common job (hourly) Client Transaction Tech $22,790
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.