TIAA-CREF

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Accepting offer was career mistake. Waste of time.

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager
Former Employee - Marketing Manager

I worked at TIAA-CREF

Pros

Employee retirement fund was set up. People were nice. Everyone complained in unison about how terrible the cutbacks were with regard to benefits, perks, and motivation to work there.

Cons

If you're not in NY, you're isolated from any decisions and meeting and are out of the loop entirely. After you leave, you cannot withdraw retirement funds or roll it over elsewhere - EVER.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Morale is super low at your company across the board. Stop abusing those beneath you and get your restructuring issues solved before growing your departments.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIAA-CREF

    Pros

    It offer a great retirement benefit package

    Cons

    I think the company required us to work too much overtime

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Benefits, Poor Overall Morale

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at TIAA-CREF

    Pros

    Even though they have reduced the retirement benefits in recent years, it is still a most generous plan. There are a lot of opportunities and the company is very open to work from home.

    Cons

    The company has lost much of what made it a great organization and what set it apart from most Fortune 100 companies. It used to care about how employees/customers/participants were treated, now, it is very bottom-line oriented. This is often to the detriment of customer service. However, if you are a client in the wealth management category (i.e. you have $$), then you will be treated a little better. This place was known for having really smart employees, now there are many idiots who simply know how to play the politics in senior positions. Morale suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company took a huge nose dive under Herb Allison. It doesn't appear that Roger Ferguson is up to the task of bringing the company back it's luster lost under Allison. The greatest CEO of the company was Clifton Wharton. He effected monumental changes without marring the relationships with our individual and institutional clients. Those relationships were valued beyond all else.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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