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Updated Feb 3, 2015
Updated Feb 3, 2015
145 Interview Reviews

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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at TIAA-CREF in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    First, there is a phone interview. They ask general questions about your resume and then a logic question. For the second round of interviews, you have four separate interviews which are a mixture of video conference interviews or in-person interviews. During this second round, you are either being interviewed by an individual or a small group of people. All in all, the process between the first phone interview and finding out whether you got the job took about three weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Logic question regarding a skyscraper in NY.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Services Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at TIAA-CREF.

    Interview Details

    Apply online, phone interview, in person interview, Drug test, Start

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing off the cuff. Just be honest and provide info about your past experience   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wealth Management Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at TIAA-CREF in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Long proces with many layers, promised a job and was directed to the next level, the next Director was abusive and a bully he lacked interview skills making the process very difficult and confusing

    Interview Questions
    • Rather than being interviewed I was told tby the director that he found Independent advisors to be unlikely to be able to be supervised, and abusive to their clients . He presented a case that was unsolvable and expected that the role play would uncover every aspect of the client's needs in 20 minutes. I have multiple years of business experience and a Master's and have never been treated in an interview in such an manner. I should have hung up. I was only being polite because I was coached the person that I originally interviewed with that was new to the company that the interview would be difficult, he was a gem and I was looking forward to working with his group.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Client Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at TIAA-CREF.

    Interview Details

    I was already at the company so my previous body of work did most of the speaking for the interview. I had a lunch (casual interview) and a formal interview with the director of our team. You get a HR representative assigned to you who communicates next steps and the logistics of your process. It is not a quick process... in most cases a couple months can be expected.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at TIAA-CREF.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was short and brief. One thing though, they trick you in thinking that you are going to get paid for any over time -- YOU DON'T !!!!

    Interview Questions
    • Learn port numbers from SFTP to HTTPS to SMTP and everything in between. Kalpana Ramalingan (team lead for Systems Admins) WILL NOT hire you if you don't know port numbers NO MATTER how good you are overall with the tech skillset.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    On-Campus interview

    Interview Questions
    • there's a small test. asked you to model the water usage in an office building, giving you some information   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at TIAA-CREF in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by their recruiter via LinkedIn. Phone interviews and in-person interview were not too difficult. Some interviewers were very smart. Half way through the process the recruiter left the company but the process was smooth and the other recruiter did a good job in communicating with me. They didn't negotiate a lot on salary.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing so difficult or unexpected. Some questions were related to how I handle stress or the most challenging issue I faced in my previous job. How I interact with clients and work with other team members.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They communicated with me well during the negotiation stage and set the expectations right.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at TIAA-CREF.

    Interview Details

    Talent acquisition team co-ordinate interviews well.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Information Security Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at TIAA-CREF.

    Interview Details

    Emailed for phone Interview. It was simple :
    Tell me about yourself
    Most challenging situation
    some questions on work experience at School

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Wealth Management Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at TIAA-CREF.

    Interview Details

    Very long process with at least three interviews.

    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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