TIAA-CREF

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Wealth Management Consultant

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Current Employee - Wealth Management in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Wealth Management in Charlotte, NC

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

Pros

Beautiful “campus” in Charlotte
Good pay, benefits, and parking
Management tries to do good
The culture is odd, masked political addenda

Cons

For Wealth Management clients, the issues with technology has been a monster, so huge it makes you want to take your millions and run to another company, even though TIAA CREF has better mutual funds, lower cost working fees for the funds, and good return rates. It is so frustrating when a potential client moves money to TIAA CREF, the process for the insurance end is a mess and not worth spending endless days or months hunting for your money, with millions or hundreds of thousands of dollars being lost in limbo. It will eventially show up, but it causes sleepless nights.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Forget management, they are clueless with the changes above, since their position is always in limbo as well as ours. The place is very political, best to keep your mouth clamped shut…..of course the metrics are constantly changing it’s hard to keep up, for both management and their direct reports.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Client Services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIAA-CREF full-time (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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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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 (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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