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Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Charlotte, NC

I worked at TIAA-CREF full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great Ideals, with some pockets of real talent. Employees generally believe in the mission and want to work hard for the company.

Cons

Constant change in management directions. The drive to move from not-for-profit "How would you like it" to "I'm a competitor in all areas" in the financial services pension market has driven working hours up and innovation / work enjoyment out. Talented employees are not recognized and mentored. Too many competing priorities.

Advice to Management

Plan the transformation. Identify the goals (1-3), then start with the foundation and build up. Adopt the mentality that management are there to support the work being done for the clients. Invert the org-chart so the sr. leadership is at the bottom, identify where there is instability in the foundation layers and drive change upward.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Large firm, conservative, felt like a government agency

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    Former Employee - Wealth Management Advisor in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Wealth Management Advisor in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at TIAA-CREF full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    stability high salary brand equity work/life balance 9-5 work with academics, highly educated clients

    Cons

    too large no innovation silo departments no motivation among workers culture = non factor or non existent

    Advice to Management

    hire a consulting firm to drive human capital change


  2. Solid Company to work for...

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    Former Employee - Brokerage Operations Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Brokerage Operations Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at TIAA-CREF full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Look to develop employees through training opportunities Believe in internal promotions

    Cons

    Too many layers of management and red tape It is near impossible to get a policy changed, even if it is outdated

    Advice to Management

    I know there is heaps of regulation in financial services, but TIAA-CREF is painfully slow to react to changes or policies that need to be revised.


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