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"Ready for a change"

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Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at TIAA full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Flexible schedules and ability to work from home

Cons

Systems still archaic (ex: still using IE6)
Clueless middle management
Opportunities for advancement/transparency

Advice to Management

Employ knowledgeable managers by promoting from within.

It is tiring to hear that we don't have enough money to hire more resources at the ground level, but every month we hire a new executive.

Other Employee Reviews for TIAA

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Individual Consultant in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Individual Consultant in Lewisville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Nice Quite workplace, friendly staff, 1st year 20 days PTO plus 8 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays (used like PTO), Awesome 401k matching and they also pay a certain percentage of your salary based on age into a retirement plan. generous amount of overtime available and they buy lunch pretty often for everyone on the phones.

    Cons

    Health care is more expensive than my previous job, too many old systems.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "External hires supposedly have all the answers"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good PTO and 401k match

    Cons

    IT almost always seems to be in reorganization/restructure mode. Cronies are brought in by senior management as they believe hey have all the answers. Good, solid and knowledgable middle management is let go to accommodate these new directors/managers who soon find it isnt as easy as everone believed. The poor people that have held onto their jobs are placed in a ridiculous position to carry the additional burden. Unless you are part of the newest senior managements 'good list', you can kiss any growth opportunities and advancement goodbye, regardless of how good and knowledgable you are.

    Advice to Management

    With all due respect, Mr. Ferguson, your Senior IT team is pulling the wool over your eyes and selling you bad info. This is not disgruntled talk, it's the truth. There have been many, many more than qualified folks let go who could have performed better and brought better team building skills, trust and excitement to the 2,000 folks in IT. Shame on TIAA-CREF. The picture painted is it not reality

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