TIAA - FOR A CONTRACTOR, THE WORST PLACE EVER TO WORK! | Glassdoor
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"FOR A CONTRACTOR, THE WORST PLACE EVER TO WORK!"

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Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC
Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at TIAA as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

There is a ton of work to be done. They need all the help they can get. The contract rate was favorable.

Cons

Where should I start....

The building is horrible compared to the main campus. It's 2012 and you cannot pick up a cell phone reception. It's over crowded, so you are basically sharing a cube space designed for 1 person; you have cube mate.

No one listens. You can offer a thousand suggestions and you will be ignored a thousand times. It is a lot of glory hounds. Everyone wants credit, even for the work "YOU" create.

As a contractor, you are treated like an outcast. You are not included in much of nothing. They don't even give you an orientation to show you were the cafeteria is on the main campus. They give you a computer and pretty much leave you on your own.

No interaction with management whatsoever. No "Hello, good morning" or anything like that. Probably have met with the manager a total of 3 times.

The culture is absolutely horrible. Everything is very disorganized and no teamwork. The job description was very vague. You asked about specific job duties in the interview only to end up doing something completely different.

This is one place I would not recommend for a contractor, especially in operations.

Other Employee Reviews for TIAA

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for lifetime"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TIAA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    career, salary, work-life, management are superb

    Cons

    In house business & technical landscape

    Advice to Management

    more rewarding career & foster innovation


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company bad management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TIAA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Good exposure to other lines of business

    Cons

    Downsizing seems to occur twice a year regardless of economy

    Advice to Management

    Turnover will not produce great results - listen to those in the thick of things for changes

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