Best Places to Work in IT 2013 Employer Profile

No. 27

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

Learning opportunities abound for IT professionals at this Des Moines-based financial services provider. To pursue their career interests, IT employees can request specific work within their current team or take advantage of job rotation or team transfer options. IT workers at every level have direct interaction with business partners and are encouraged to suggest and pursue innovative technology ideas. Flextime, telecommuting, on-site childcare and elder care services are among the benefits that support employee work/life balance.

Editor's note: A data sorting error caused incorrect data for Principal Financial Group to appear when the chart below was first published. The error has been corrected.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 6

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 9,983

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,733

IT employee turnover in 2012: 7%

IT promotions in 2012: 9%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $439

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 46%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 48%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 45%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 8%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 4%

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