Nuveen Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
37 Reviews
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    Nuveen

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and small firm

    Cons

    unfair salaries, career growth is lacking, management is inexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    personal growth, promotion, fairness of salaries (big dispersion)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Conservatively run company with loads of upside now that they are part of TIAA-CREF.

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    Former Employee - Equity Research Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Equity Research Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Nuveen full-time

    Pros

    TIAA-CREF enhanced capital and distribution.
    Growth in assets under management. Fund inflows.
    Market appreciation over the last few years.

    Cons

    Prior mistakes from financial crisis of 2008-2009.
    Cutbacks following financial downturn limit pipeline for new products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new TIAA-CREF management should do a great job, and improve Nuveen with it's financial strengths.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great atmosphere, but few career advancement opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Culture encourages productivity and getting your work done, not putting in long hours. Some departments have lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    Little cross department communication encouraged. Sales department has high turnover. HR department is there for the company, not the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more communication and collaboration between departments. Integrate shared services into fund business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Santa Barbara Asset Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nuveen full-time

    Pros

    A good place to start my career.

    Cons

    Not a lot of up ward movement

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Overall good work life balance; however a lot of middle managers that really aren't needed.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people and good work life balance. Overall it is a good company to work for, but has been struggling in the most recent months.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up and more incentive to reward harder working employees. Need more communication between various departments. Middle level management doesn't seem to add much value to organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time managing up and focus on developing your team. Eliminate middle level management that spend their time delegating and not doing any actually work. Take care of your strong performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Finally- a company that takes care of it's employees!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nuveen has excellent work/life balance, warm culture, values, pretty solid leadership and fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    The technology could probably use a facelift, and a little better inter-departmental communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New employees need a little more company training and direction when coming on board, not just training from immediate supervisors/colleagues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Needs some help.....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people. Great potential for advancement if you have a good manager.

    Cons

    HR is a joke. It seems that no one in that department is of any help. Especially the middle management level. They are rude and very unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to reorganize and get rid of the middle management that are dead weight. You need to hire managers in HR that are professional and can do their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Very nice people and enviroment

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    excellent benefit and flexible and easy working hours

    Cons

    no advancement options thats about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Assistance Vice President

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company has a great culture and Mission Statement. They are well-established and have a good name in the industry. They treat their customers and employees fairly.

    Cons

    Some of the market conditions have created a situation in which the company's primary stakeholder, Madison Dearborn Partners, have been fishing for a way to get their return on their 7 year old investment. That has created a little bit of internal angst among some job classes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open and honest with the customers and employees as you have been in the past. We trust that you'll make the right decisions for both the customers and employees in all aspects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good company currently in a bad place

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    Current Employee - Client Service  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Client Service in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time

    Pros

    mostly good people, looks good on resume, could have potential in the future

    Cons

    very small bonuses, no effort for retention, best talent leaves for other firms, lost many clients so revenue is down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people incentive if you want to keep them around.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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