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"Solid company to work for, management was lacking."

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Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Solid company.
Good values: services for the greater good.
Andrew Carnegie started.
Colleagues were pleasant.
Good work/life balance.
Strong name in industry.

Cons

constant changes in upper management led to inconsistency in visions.
little transparency in decision making.
certain dept SVPs had chauvanistic undertones.
silly and time wasting events to help build employee morale.
paid little attention to the needs of the employees.
spent wasteful dollars on projects with no end and with little value.
employees were not spoken to truthfully by management when asked direct questions.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees, relate to them, hear their complaints, concerns, ideas.

Figure out your vision and follow through.

A higher education and a higher title do not equate to a better person, don't treat your employees like they are beneath you.

Be open in your decision making. don't keep employees in the dark and do not lie to them.

Other Employee Reviews for TIAA

  1. "Great Comany"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TIAA full-time

    Pros

    Things can be easily once you get to know everyone. Friendly working environment. Pension is great.

    Cons

    Could be very stressful depend on what department you work for.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stressful...corporate bureaucracy.. wrong people in the leadership jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Good Benefits. Very nice campus in Charlotte. Great CEO.

    Cons

    Very poor work life balance (especially in IT infratsructure departments), Wrong people in the technical manager roles. Expect a re-org in every season.
    There is a 3 year vesting period for retirement benefits. This could be your only motivation to stay with the company. Recent culture survey results show 70% of people want to leave the company.

    Co-workers get very insecure and not trust each other. No team building activities. Almost impossible to shift jobs internally, unless you are in the inner circle of senior leadership. Cant speak for business groups but it can get very frustrating to work in some IT departments at TIAA-CREF.

    Advice to Management

    With out fixing your middle mangement layer, frequent re-orgs will not help.

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