Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 11, Large

Principal Financial Group

Des Moines, Iowa [North Central]

Why you want to work there

This Des Moines-based financial services provider recognizes its IT staff with a superb benefits package. IT leaders encourage employees to set development and career goals, and they help them identify and pursue opportunities for achieving those goals. Staffers can join the IT Changineers, a small group organized to quickly seize on development opportunities. Other innovation catalysts include gatherings for sharing ideas and networking, and open code project events.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 9,838

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,747

IT employee turnover in 2014: 5%

IT promotions in 2014: 9%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: 8

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $687