77. Principal Financial Grp. (PFG)
What makes it so great?
Personal development is emphasized at this retirement and insurance-services firm, with classes, mentoring, and networking groups. In 2006 nearly 3,500 employees signed up to build new skills at Development Week.

Headquarters: Des Moines
Top 3 (of 233) U.S. locations: Des Moines , Grand Island, Mason City
2005 revenue ($ millions): 9,032
U.S. employees 13,075
Employees outside U.S. 1,834
New jobs (1 year) 378
% job growth (1 year) 3
% voluntary turnover 9
Applicants 19,752
Most common job (salaried):
IT Application Analyst Sr.
Most common job (hourly):
Account Representative I
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 44
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 8%
% women 69%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
From the January 22, 2007 issue
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. Revenues are for 2005 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees.