Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at TIAA-CREF
- Wealth Management Advisor (15)
- Individual Consultant (Inbound ) (12)
- Individual Consultant (10)
- Intern (7)
- Financial Consultant (6)
- Technical Lead (5)
- Financial Analyst (4)
- Business Analyst (4)
- Manager (4)
- Client Relationship Consultant- Wealth Management (4)
- Director (3)
- Wealth Management Consultant (3)
- Analyst (3)
- Client Support Specialist (3)
- Actuarial (3)
- Actuarial Analyst (2)
- Senior Associate (2)
- Senior Systems Administrator (2)
- Administrative Assistant (2)
- Wealth Advisor (2)
- Senior Administrative Assistant (2)
- Human Resources Business Partner (2)
- Financial Services Consultant (2)
- Client Relationship Consultant (2)
- WMA (2)
- Service Representative (2)
- Product (1)
- Editor (1)
- Public Relations Specialist (1)
- Senior Financial Analyst (1)
Helpful (1)No Offer
I submitted my resume and got a call for tax intern but saw me better fit for another position. They referred me elsewhere in company and waited a month to hear back.
- Pretty reasonable questions Answer Question
- No Offer
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at TIAA-CREF.
Met with two hiring managers
- Describe a situation when you had to go beyond the requirements to finish the project Answer Question
- No Offer
- there's a small test. asked you to model the water usage in an office building, giving you some information 1 Answer
- No Offer
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at TIAA-CREF.
Email application, phone interview, in-person interview
- I didn't think any specific question asked was unexpected or out of the ordinary. However, they did request demonstrations of programming knowledge, excel knowledge, etc. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative Experience
I initially applied for a summer internship at this company at a job fair at my college, then received a call from the admin asking to come in for a interview. The interview process itself was straightforward. The interviewer was polite, articulate, and professional. The questions were of the common stock, albeit modified to reflect my position (college student with no prior work experience rather than someone who has held jobs before) "What was your least favorite class and why," etc. Then they promised to keep in touch after the interview - that they will let all interviewees know the final decision either in the evening or the following day. When that did not happen, I emailed them after about a week asking for a quick status update, and never received an answer. It was the first job interview in my life. I had just finished my first year of college, and as my parents do not work in the corporate world, I had little idea of what to expect outside of what I read online. Although I have been told that such an experience is common among job seekers, I found it a very unprofessional and even rude way to behave, especially towards young students. It was not the missed opportunity that bothered me as much as this callous manner in which I was treated. Perhaps it was the same with all the other students who were interviewed. If an employee can be bothered to show up, surely the employer can take a minute out of their day to send a mass email to all interviewees "Sorry, you did not get the job, better luck next time." People deserve to know where they stand - should really go without saying. Now I have a great internship at a software firm which had turned into a wonderful part-time job, going on to open many opportunities for me - including mentorships with top-level executives at Fortune 500 companies. I am still in college, but my career future is looking bright. I would never even consider a job offer from TIAA-CREF, because this interview opened much insight into how this company operates - specifically, how they treat people. As an organization that claims to be (partially) nonprofit - "for" the people, that is very troubling indeed.
- Why did you pick this class as your least favorite class? Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
I applied through other source. I interviewed at TIAA-CREF.
2-3 phone interviews with Directors and one face to face. Fairly straight forward questions with no surprises. Be prepared to understand the company products and history.
straight foward - seem to put their best foot forward. pays well.
- Declined Offer
My resume was passed to someone in their team through an outside contact. They passed it to the hiring manager, who rang me for a half an hour interview by phone. It was a friendly, low-key interview, focussed on exchanging detailed information about my responsibilities in past jobs and the position open in their company. They asked the generic 'tell me about yourself to this point.'
- Were you /are you paid on an hourly basis? 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
I'm actually still in the interview process
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative Experience
Slow, misleading, promise of on site interview dragged on for weeks and eventually never happened. Multiple calls with recruiter and business head, never a final call back from hiring mgr or recruiter. 2 mths later received computer generated email. Recruiter sold TIAA's growth track very hard. Hiring process is non-existent, or they just don't care. Not sure which it is.
- Very basic, did not ask anything insightful, review resume. Answer Question
Helpful (2)No Offer
I applied online. I interviewed at TIAA-CREF (Charlotte, NC).
HR person that contacted me was not very responsive. It took them about a week to get everyone's schedule to set up the interview. Of course, when HR people are themselves contract employees, it is no wonder they do not seem invested in their job.
- The interviewer stated that I was highly qualified, and what would keep me from getting bored. Answer Question
- No Offer
Great atmosphere and team. Very comfortable and interested in my background. Smart people.
- N/A - standard interview questions Answer Question
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