TIAA-CREF Interview Questions in Denver, CO

Updated Jul 30, 2014
Updated Jul 30, 2014
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    Financial Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    phone interview is pretty easy...this come first. Then, they will do a face to face interview (usually with a supervisor and a director). they tend to be pretty tough in the interviews. they like concrete examples. they are very sales oriented so they like to ask sales related questions.

    Interview Questions
    • explain a situation where you had to deal with an upset client and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    did not negotiate, probably could have
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is less than desirable, very long and tedious. They didn't ask anything out of the ordinary. You usually have to interview 2-3 people within the department that is scheduled the same day at different time. Some were off the hiring location so there was also a phone call involved.

    Interview Questions
    • They were the pretty standard questions, nothing unusual.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I believe you can negotiate some, however I was pleased with my offer and did not have to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wealth Management Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 months - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Process is horrible. Have a minimum of 5 interviews that are not well organized. Director is not a nice person; very degrading/condescending interviewer. The entire process needs to be reworked. Had 7 interviews over a 5 month period with very little communication in between.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was non-existent. Offer presented as take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Client Relationship Consultant- Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    the interview isn't too bad. They want to make sure you can deal with clients and the things they throw at you. The interview is held by your manager or other managers of the role. Everyone there is generally very easy going, as long as you are good and get your job done, don't complain. Takes a long time for them to make decision

    Reasons for Declining

    wanted something new and different. More client facing, versus at desk.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Individual Consultant (Inbound ) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    One interview with recruiter, one with local team manager

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Individual Consultant (Inbound ) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF.

    Interview Details

    Common questions based on past work experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Did you ever disagree with your immediate Supervisor and how did you resolve the issue.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant, TIAA-CREF Way Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    1st round of interviews with HR, then 2nd and 3rd rounds with the MD and other team members. 1st round was behavioral, 2nd round was focused on case interviews, 3rd round on tools and methodologies.

    Beware, I was told that they have a very long recruiting process because due to compliance they need to interview a certain number of people for each position. After I interviewed, they interviewed others for the next 4 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • 4 case studies: 2 were specific to TIAA-CREF's business and 2 were random   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Offer was extended was too low in terms of salary. They knew my previous salary, but I was never warned that the range my be considerably lower. Unbeknownst to me at the time it was extended, it was 100% non-negotiable. There was zero sense of urgency from HR to receive an answer. They also did not know who in the team would be my supervisor nor did they know if I would be spending my first week in Denver or in Charlotte, where the majority of the team is located. The offer letter took 3 days to arrive, versus the 24 hours I had been promised. During the offer process, I never got a sense that anyone was excited to have me join. No one from the business team reached out. Not even the HR person mentioned in the letter and assigned to help me through the process called.

    My interview schedule was very hurried. I had less than 12 hrs notice between 2nd and 3rd round and between the 1st person and 2nd person in the 3rd round. I was constantly told that they needed to move fast because they had pending projects. But then, after my last interview, 5 weeks passed before an offer was extended.

    My recruiter was also very lackadaisical. There were periods of 2 and 3 weeks with zero communication, even though I was following up once a week. She took a long weekend between the day I received the offer and the day I had to reply. Her voice mail was full at 4pm on her departure day and was still full past mid-day the day she returned. The day I rejected the offer, I left her a VM at 9:20am. When she called to check in at 1:40pm, she still had not listened to it.

    Their time from offer acceptance to 1st day is about 20 days. They do background and drug tests. Again, zero sense of urgency.

    All in all, I had too many red flags and was just not excited about the $$.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Individual Consultant (Inbound ) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two mangers interview, standard questions were asked, had to simulate answering a customer call

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is a HR rep who makes the initial contact, I made the mistake of saying the salary mentioned was ok, after that there wasn't any negotiation. I assumed that would come after the interview. Don't make the same mistake.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Registered Representative -inbound Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    30 minute phone interview followed by an appointment with 2 interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Individual Consultant (Inbound ) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone screaning first, then set up a face to face interview with a manager and a director. There were a questionnair and a role play on the phones, at the end there was a personality computarized test.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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