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Strong Leaders, Great Retirement Benefits

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Technical Associate in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - IT Technical Associate in Charlotte, NC

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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

TIAA-CREF has a lot of great people to work with and their benefits are amazing for those who want a very good retirement ahead of them.

Cons

TIAA-CREF is very corporate, so it's hard to have any visibility or transparency to what's going on sometimes.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Highly bureaucratic, exhausting work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Financial Services in Washington, DC

    I have been working at TIAA-CREF full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Base compensation is above average for the financial services industry.

    Some unique financial products that "practically sell themselves."

    Cons

    Constantly changing business processes and goals. Many Directors bring micro-management to a whole new level and demonstrate a complete lack of integrity.

    Prohibitively inefficient administrative support structure.

    Advice to Management

    Reign in the several layers of middle management. They're suffocating their employees and are a barrier to productivity and high moral.

    Improve the administrative support model.

    You are not nearly the only company that "leads with planning." The financial services are of the company is significantly behind competitors in several key areas.


  2. Helpful (1)

    An excellent journey thus far. I have just completed my 1st year and would rate this as my best job yet.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer - IT in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer - IT in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, opportunities. Best job of my career thus far. Looking forward with great anticipation. It appears that there is a lot of opportunity for growth, both professionally and personally, They really seem to value a work / life balance more than anywhere else I have been.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to navigate. Many processes and procedures that could use some tweaking. Can often take a long time to make progress it seems. Too much organizational change at times. A somewhat complex hierarchy of management.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to value the employee, as well as, the customer.


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