TIAA-CREF

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Mixed

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Financial Consultant  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Seattle, WA

Pros

Tremendously talented co-workers; good benefits; lots of vacation; great history; used to be a not-for-profit; great clientele

Cons

no upward opportunity; secretive management; pushes product; compensation structure is impossible to figure out;

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give people the opportunity to prove themselves at something new- just because an employee hasn't held the exact job that they are looking for doesn't mean that they wouldn't do well.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for TIAA-CREF

  1.  

    Moving from good to average

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid Company to work for...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brokerage Operations Analyst  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Brokerage Operations Analyst in Denver, CO

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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