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Not the most dynamic experience ...

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at TIAA-CREF

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

Pros

The compensation was fair, and there seems to be a true commitment to promoting work/life balance. People who have worked here are knowledgeable (but not to be confused with passionate) about what they do. They offer an EXCELLENT retirement benefits package.

Cons

There is an extremely "old-school" style of management that I found hierachical and exclusive. This means that they are not necessarily open to finding out what employees want/need. They assume they know it already. Progress on projects was always very slow and reactive, instead of progressive. The reputation of being a grandfatherly company comes from its slow pace and lack of young and/or dynamic people. I am not sure if they have ever fully recovered from reputational issues.The last I heard since I left, is that they are STILL working on becoming a recognizable brand and striving to compete with other financial services companies.

Advice to Management

Leave the ivory tower every once in a while and truly see/hear your employees. Promote people who work hard, and build a stronger engagement culture (particularly in the NYC office). People often seem bored/overwhelmed/drained...

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  1. Good place to work with great benefits

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    Former Employee - Individual Consultant (Inbound ) in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Individual Consultant (Inbound ) in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits... good health care and plenty of vacation. Good pay for someone starting out in the industry.

    Cons

    Products are a nightmare to deal with and explain to clients. This place is also a technology dinosaur. Limited growth opportunities. It's not unusual to be in competition for a position with someone who has been with the company for 10+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Straighten out your plan rules and antiquated technology.

  2. Don't resign when you are pressured into it - make them terminate you.

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    Former Employee - Individual Consultant (Inbound ) in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Individual Consultant (Inbound ) in Charlotte, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Great employess - very talented folks.

    Cons

    Unscrupulous management - very politcal - your future with company it's all about "playing the game" and not based on results and effort.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes - your losing very talented dedicated people.

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