TIAA-CREF
2.9 of 5 401 reviews
www.tiaa-cref.org New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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A good company with a few bad managers.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsTIAA-CREF is a good company with a commitment to core values. The total compensation package is very competitive and they offer excellent benefits. They have a unique client base and solid long term performance. Their long term approach to investment management as well their approach to risk management is confidence inspiring.

ConsSenior leadership is out of touch with what is happening on the front line. Often times their span of control is so broad that there is no way that they can maintain a sense of what is really happening. Middle management is known for shielding the EMT from the realities facing the front line and telling them what they want to hear as opposed to what they need to hear. T/C is a company where a number of middle managers have been awarded roles that they are not suited to based on tenure.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would recommend conducting more skip level interviews with employees at all levels. I have seen T/C loose a lot of good people because of bad managers, myself included.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dedicated, Hardworking Staff but Clueless, Inept Senior Management

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    Pros: The people you work with on a daily basis are very intelligent, dedicated and extremely… Cons: Unfortunately, like many big companies decisions are made based on politics and not on the merit. It seems like the company has lost its… Advice to Senior Management: Take a look at your senior management team and shake things up where needed. Eliminate… More
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    Still Haunted......

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at TIAA-CREF


    Pros: Competitive compensation package, good pension benefits, nice physical work environment. Cons: After leaving the company for quite some time, I'm still haunted by the bad experience I had working there. So join this organization if you..... -… Advice to Senior Management: Ferguson needs to have a complete reorganization of his management structure and rid the organization of all the "politicians." Hire real leaders and strong… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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