Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 16

Principal Financial Group

Des Moines, Iowa [North Central]
http://www.principal.com
http://www.principal.com/careers/index.htm

Why you want to work there

The spirit of collaboration can be felt throughout the IT department at this Des Moines-based financial services provider. IT professionals regularly work with colleagues in other departments on technology-driven business projects, and they carve out customized career paths with the help of their supervisors. Employees can take advantage of a variety of flexible working arrangements including flextime, telecommuting and job-sharing; they can even use personal devices to access corporate systems.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 9

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 10,301

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,783

IT employee turnover in 2011: 10%

IT promotions in 2011: 11%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2011: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2011: $437

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 46%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 46%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 46%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 8%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 5%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 9%