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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at TIAA-CREF full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Mission driven organization with strong focus on putting the interests of clients first and foremost to help them reach financial well-being.

Cons

Somewhat smaller in number of employees and structural complexity as compared to other large financial services companies, therefore the number of opportunities for vertical movement may be less than others.

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    Ready for a change

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at TIAA-CREF full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and ability to work from home

    Cons

    Systems still archaic (ex: still using IE6)
    Clueless middle management
    Opportunities for advancement/transparency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ knowledgeable managers by promoting from within.

    It is tiring to hear that we don't have enough money to hire more resources at the ground level, but every month we hire a new executive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Company prior to 2009 had a strong vision and mission but it changed dramatically...

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO

    I worked at TIAA-CREF full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Retirement Plan benefits, paid time off, ability to work remotely

    Cons

    -Internal career path for mid-level managers and directors is non-existent. They hire from the outside for positions higher than director (notoriously from Fidelity).
    - Sr. leaders are out of touch with what really happens in the rank and file employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership is intimidating and due to fear factor employees will not say what is on their mind. Also increase career pathing for managerial and director level employees. If that position isn't filled from outside first it takes someone leaving the company for a person to get promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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