In my position, I had at least 6 - 8 meetings per week, which can be frustrating at times. The competition for advancement and recogninition at Principal is fierce. They're currently catering alot to the millineals. Once the company went public (issued stock), the culture changed some -- wasn't so nurturing and employee-focused, but rather bottom line financial performance and shareholder value.
Things became more cut-throat. Not always the best managers. Sometimes people are promoted to management for their technical skills and experience instead of their people skills and their ability to LEAD and Coach.
Beautiful workspace, very state-of-the-art. You will have everything you need to do your job (materials, top technology, great training).
HUGE company, you may feel "lost" in. People are very driven and sometimes it's just not that fun.
great cafeteria, flex time, work-from home opps, decent pay, stable company, Good executive leadership/CEO
Bad middle mgmt but good exec mgmt, competitiveness, huge size, focus on profits vs. employees, alleged diversity support, but lack of diversity, especially 4 minorities