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Our employees are The Principal Edge

At The Principal Financial Group we are a vibrant and dynamic workforce fueled by our passion for innovation, diversity and community involvement.

Passionate. Inclusive. Professional. Collaborative. Customer-centric. Community Oriented. Fun.

It’s not what we do, it’s who we are.

What began in 1879 is now a successful financial services company, with employees who give people an edge, not just once but every day. It's important work that touches millions of lives and shapes the financial security of people around the world.

Rewarding excellence

Our employees help everyday people achieve extraordinary things. So it's important that we give our employees an Edge. Read what employees say they get from the company that helps them do their best work and be successful, which in turn helps the company do its best work and be successful.

Employees share how The Principal gives them an Edge

The People Edge

Employee's diverse perspectives are key drivers of creativity and innovation throughout our global operations. Their overall well-being is a critical factor in the current and future success of our company. Learn more.


The Company Edge

As a financial services industry leader, we take seriously our obligation to customers and our global communities. We're guided by integrity, financial strength, social responsibility and strong leadership. Learn more.


The Individual Edge

Our employees help other companies provide great benefits for their employees. So it only makes sense we'd do the same for our own. Benefits don't come in a one-size-fits-all package. We provide choice at a cost employees and the company can afford. Learn more.



The Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify participant. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you live in or are applying for work in NJ, view and print information about your rights (PDF).

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