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"A golden handcuff company with dinosaur management, high salaries and unbelievable benefits."

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Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The Consulting Services side of the company pays really well for the amount of work expected. The company pays the majority of costs for above average health benefits and 100% funds individual retirement accounts. TIAA takes pride in its locations (no shopping malls) and has large prestigious real estate holdings housing semi-luxury offices. Lots and lots of food is brought in to celebrate just about everything.

Cons

There is little opportunity for promotion. Back stabbing between competitors for open jobs is encouraged. No one is ever fired; if someone screws up big time, the worst they can expect is to be promoted into a job where they can do less damage (if it's really bad, the promo is into the Admin side of the company where the dinosaurs are put out to pasture).

Advice to Management

My advice is to ignore all advice suggesting anything be changed anywhere in TIAA-CREF. Obviously, based on the company's worth of over $400 Billion, it would be crazy to mess with success. Just remember that TIAA-CREF is not fun or exciting and pay accordingly to keep the people you have.

Other Employee Reviews for TIAA

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Unfulfilling with rampant favoritism. Emphasis on diversity overruled common sense."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenges, retirement contributions, Charlotte office.

    Cons

    Refusal of management to listen, reduction of retirement benefits and contributions, management arrogance, ineffective management team.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a common sense approach and listen to employees.


  2. "charlotte office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good friendly people to work with and robust retirement benefits and decent bonus structure
    constantly changing environment to adapt and grow in

    Cons

    technology platform is dated and slow to be upgraded
    work to improve communication and cooperation within and between business units

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