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TIAA Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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  • There are enough teams that are understaffed that complains about non-existing work-life balance are common (in 43 reviews)

  • Conflicting Senior Management agendas, under staffed, inefficient internal processes (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "No frills, no promises!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TIAA (More than a year)

    Pros

    They're somewhat competitive when it comes to salary. They have a cafeteria in the building which can be nice if your booked all day in meetings.

    Cons

    I wouldn't recommend working here the chances of being laid off is 80%. Take a more stable offer; this place is a revolving door no one is safe.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to hire people with the intention of long term employment. Stop hiring and laying off people over and over for the last 10 years this is a vicious cycle! Great candidates are passing up other offers to work here to only be laid off in a few years.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Harrisburg, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Harrisburg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, pay and benefits

    Cons

    A lot of org changes and M&A activity which impacts head count.


  3. "Sr Portfolio Manager - Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Manager in South Amboy, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Manager in South Amboy, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TIAA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid base, nice work culture, easy going people

    Cons

    There are issues with central leadership

    Advice to Management

    learn from competitors


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Work in progress"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TIAA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Organization is working to increase cross-functional collaboration.

    Cons

    Leadership opportunities at times are based on social relationships rather than merit and/or capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership needs more skip-level interactions with the individual contributors.


  6. "Company review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a really good benefits package.

    Cons

    Company is going through some changes and it can be challenging but when the dust settles if will be great again.


  7. "TIAA Asset Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and great place to work at

    Cons

    Not very well know in the retail world, more known as institutional player

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see more promotion opportunities from within the firm


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Not a long term company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Non-leadership employees very nice.

    Cons

    Very political and poor leadership. Leadership too concerned about political standing within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on working together and being accountable versus building better foundations for silos.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "TIAA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TIAA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really good Retirement benefits.
    Can take public transportation to Downtown Denver office (they pay for half of commuter pass)

    Cons

    Need to reevaluate how they hire managers. The choices they make for management positions usually end up poor, and they have to start the process over again.
    Very little opportunity for advancement within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and Develop employees from within.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TIAA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The environment, benefits and retirement are excellent. Enjoyed going to work everyday at first

    Cons

    Started hiring bad managemen. Not people oriented no development from new managers. Moral became awful

    Advice to Management

    Revisit your hiring process for administrative managers to ensure they have a real interest in their reporting team or brow beat their subordinates. Pay more attention to the surveys on how workers feel about management. Fired HR because it seems they can be paid off by managers and do not have lower level interest with valid complaints.
    Overall a good company to work for.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator and Trainer in Tamarac, FL
    Former Employee - Coordinator and Trainer in Tamarac, FL

    I worked at TIAA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great env to work in while I was there back in 1999

    Cons

    Super large organization and functional employees are not visible in the grand scheme of things.

    Advice to Management

    Think of the people who make you look good.


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