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I received the best training, had the most fun and went through the best challenges.

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Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Denver, CO

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

Pros

Challenging, Friendly, Integrity, Educational, Fluid

Cons

a lot of management bloat

Advice to ManagementAdvice

the company needs more skilled workers not more management

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  1. Great company to work for. Project management not so good.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at TIAA-CREF as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Collegial and willing to collaborate.

    Cons

    Projects are moving targets with constantly shifting objectives to justify themselves.

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    Disfunctional

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

    I have been working at TIAA-CREF full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good base salary. Excellent benefits. Retirement plan is generous. TIAA-CREF matches charitable contributions to educational institutions. Nice campus in Charlotte. Good co-workers. Excellent Core Values. They really do want to put the client first.

    Cons

    Technology is unwieldy. Sales goals are not tailored to each region. High wealth areas have the same goals as low wealth areas. If you are not at goal after your first 90 days, you are written up! Sales credit takes months after the fact. Little support for new advisors to navigate this complex organization. Silo departments, nobody takes ownership, but is quick to place blame. Numerous problems crediting clients' money to the right accounts. Everyone is walking on eggshells. Lots of advisor turnover. NIGO's abound. There is a whole dept devoted to NIGO, but they are not there to fix the problem, just to ID.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the pervasive "culture of fear". There is a reason for the high turnover in WMA's. Exit interviews needed. Look at how true wealth management firms operate.

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