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Best places to work in money management

Principal Global Investors

Principal Global Investors employees spent two weeks doing volunteer work for non-profit groups in India and used a few free hours to visit a Principal office in Pune.

Des Moines, Iowa

AUM: $451.1 billion

Employees: 1,445

Years won: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Category: Money managers with 1,000 or more employees

Popular perks:

• Supports work-life balance with a flexible time-off program in which exempt employees do not need to accumulate paid time off or track their time away from the office; provides all new parents with four weeks of paid time off following the birth or adoption of a child, along with other forms of leave for mothers who have given birth.

• Offers the "PrinPay" incentive program that rewards employees based on financial and non-financial goals.

• Sponsors a "Global Impact Trip" contest that sends 10 employees to India to work with local non-profit partners.

Employees say:

• "In my area, we have flexibility with where we work and when we work, so it is extremely helpful to a mom with teenagers to be able to be part of their lives and also continue working a job that challenges me."

• "From parking, workout facilities, benefits around the city, and a child-care center, it really offers everything you need to have convenience at work."

• "It's flexible, diverse and has a really good environment to balance work and life."

Compiled by Meaghan Kilroy and Trilbe Wynne