Proven dedication to our employees and the communities we serve

Principal® is a Fortune 500® financial company with nearly 20,000 global employees* passionate about improving the wealth and well-being of people and businesses. In business for more than 140 years, we’re helping more than 62 million customers* plan, protect, invest, and retire. Along the way, we commit to supporting the communities where we do business and building a diverse, inclusive workforce.


Nearly 20,000 employees*


27 nations and territories*

Our purpose

Principal exists to drive greater access to the financial tools, solutions, and advice people need to feel more financially secure.

We believe everyone deserves the security to pursue their dreams and make progress toward their goals.

Our core values

No. 1

Start with the customer.

We start with and help solve for our customers—every day.

No. 2

Do what’s right.

Integrity is nonnegotiable. 
It guides everything 
we do.

No. 3

Own what’s next.

We continuously learn and advance ourselves in pursuit of tomorrow.

No. 4

Invest for our future.

We make smart decisions with our resources to ensure our customers’ future success and ours.

Fostering inclusion—in our workplaces and our communities

Inclusion at Principal

We’re creating and maintaining a work environment based on integrity, respect, community, and trust that enables employees to contribute to their full potential and to do their best work for our customers. It helps us deliver on our purpose, makes us a better company, and is simply the right thing to do.

Our employee resource groups

Our eight employee resource groups (ERGs) help to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for employees across our global organization. They facilitate social and cultural learning; promote personal and professional development; and connect back to our employees and business through programming, events, and initiatives.

Our ERGs include:

Serves as a global networking group for the African American/Black community, providing information and resources that enable all to engage and learn

Embraces inclusivity as a business add as well as challenges and supports Principal to continue building on the Asian and Asian American voice

Connects, develops, empowers, and supports women at all levels to overcome barriers and become their best selves

Connects Principal employees with resources to promote a sustainable lifestyle

Focuses on increasing employee engagement and driving change through value-driven business initiatives and community involvement

Inspires and educates Principal stakeholders to create and maintain an environment of inclusion, respect, and community that empowers employees and customers, of all sexual orientations and genders, to contribute to their full potential and live their authentic lives

Contributes to the success of Principal by using a more diverse workforce, promoting public awareness through communication and education, connecting individuals with similar interests, and encouraging equal opportunities for people with disabilities

Provides outreach, development, and support to veterans and their families

Want to learn more about Global Inclusion at Principal?  Read our 2023 Global Inclusion Report.

Inclusion in our communities

We believe in giving back and strengthening the communities in which we operate, paving a path for everyone to help build financial security.

Principal® Foundation and Principal community relations help to build financial security, diversity, equity, and inclusion in communities around the world through volunteerism, grant-making, research, financial education, sponsorships, and other activities.

The Principal® Gives Back program connects employees to our philanthropic culture through volunteer opportunities, incentives, and employee match giving.


volunteer hours logged by Principal employees*

$5.5 million

matching dollars given to charities by Principal Foundation*

$18 million

total community investments in 2023

Our sustainability vision

Our vision is to help people today by advocating for security and inclusion, creating opportunity for future generations. 
This guides our sustainability approach, to grow a sustainable and secure society through long-term, responsible actions. 

To put our strategy into practice, Principal has identified three activation pillars:


Advance inclusive 
products and service


Embed sustainable 


Harness the power 
of our people

To learn more about our commitment, visit our sustainability site.

Recognition as one of the best places to work

Scored 100 out of 100 on LGBTQ+ equality

Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index, 2023-2024

Scored 100 out of 100 on disability inclusion

Disability Equality Index, 2023

One of the Best Employers for Women

Forbes, 2023

One of the Best Places to Work for Women and Diverse Managers

Diversity MBA, 2023

One of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies

Barron’s, 2023

*As of December 2023 

Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. ("Principal® Foundation") is a duly recognized 501(c)(3) entity focused on providing philanthropic support to programs that build financial security in the communities where Principal Financial Group, Inc. ("Principal") operates. While Principal Foundation receives funding from Principal, Principal Foundation is a distinct, independent, charitable entity. Principal Foundation does not practice any form of investment advisory services and is not authorized to do so.
© 2024 Principal Foundation.

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 age, race, color, religion or religious creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also prohibit harassment on these bases.

Know your rights: Workplace discrimination is illegal (

If at any stage of the employment application process you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, contact Human Resources at or 1.866.524.6947. Read our employment policies for more information.

Recruitment fraud is a scheme that offers fictitious job opportunities to people. This type of fraud is normally done through online services such as bogus websites, social media, or through unsolicited emails/SMS texts claiming to be from Principal or Principal employees. Only applicants who have filled out an official application on our career site ( will be considered for employment opportunities. Principal will never ask for money during any stage of the employment application process. If you receive a communication (e.g., LinkedIn message, Facebook Messenger, SMS text, personal email, etc.) asking for money or personal financial information, don’t engage or respond. Please contact our Human Resources team at or 1.866.524.6947, and your local law enforcement. For more information, review our recruitment fraud information.

You can find our U.S. workforce privacy notice here.