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Continuous Improvement Leader Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in June 2014.
Interview Details 1st - Phone Screen by HR with email followup - 30 min - general questions, 2nd Interview with 'Dotted Line" hiring Manager - 30 min - nice conversation about the job and their needs, email follow up with HR, 3rd - In person with other Continuous Improvement Leaders - 60 min - again nice conversation about their needs and what works, 4th - Phone interview with the Hiring Manager - 30 min. another nice interview about their needs - no hard questions but some 'how would you deal with this situation' questions.
Interview Question – Most questions were situation type regarding applying tools and getting results - how do you use them in an administrative environment? View Answer
Project Coordinator Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in September 2011.
Interview Details The process is about 30 to 40 minutes and be there 15 minutes early. Due to their hectic schedules be patient to wait for some may have a last minute meeting. Office space is very small and meeting rooms are booked way in advance. When interviewing you will meet the directors, his managers and key stake holders they work with you may also work with them on other assignments.
Interview Question – I don't recall since they went on a checklist. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was contract
Senior Administrative Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF.
Interview Details The hiring process is less than desirable, very long and tedious. They didn't ask anything out of the ordinary. You usually have to interview 2-3 people within the department that is scheduled the same day at different time. Some were off the hiring location so there was also a phone call involved.
Interview Question – They were the pretty standard questions, nothing unusual. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I believe you can negotiate some, however I was pleased with my offer and did not have to negotiate.
Client Relationship Consultant- Wealth Management Interview (Negative Experience)
Interviewed at TIAA-CREF
Interview Details Recruiter would email with time she would call and then not call as stated. When I replied to emails sent by recruiter they were ignored. Plenty of excuses for being "busy". Not professional.
Interview Question – Tell us something about you that no one else knows. Answer Question
Director Interview (Negative Experience)
Interviewed at TIAA-CREF
Interview Details Slow, misleading, promise of on site interview dragged on for weeks and eventually never happened. Multiple calls with recruiter and business head, never a final call back from hiring mgr or recruiter. 2 mths later received computer generated email. Recruiter sold TIAA's growth track very hard. Hiring process is non-existent, or they just don't care. Not sure which it is.
Interview Question – Very basic, did not ask anything insightful, review resume. Answer Question
Loan Officer Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at TIAA-CREF.
Interview Details They reached me through LinkedIn and then called and left a voice mail on my work phone. I called back and went through a maze of being referred and sent from recruiter to recruiter... very sloppy process.
Interview Question – They didn't really ask anything too complex. They were generic questions. View Answer
Wealth Management Advisor Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in January 2011.
Interview Details Process is horrible. Have a minimum of 5 interviews that are not well organized. Director is not a nice person; very degrading/condescending interviewer. The entire process needs to be reworked. Had 7 interviews over a 5 month period with very little communication in between.
Interview Question – What's wrong with your current position? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation was non-existent. Offer presented as take it or leave it.
Very Easy Interview
Editor Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in May 2014.
Interview Details interview went well. I felt very welcomed. can not wait to see what the future has to hold. wish me luck in getting my dream job! the interviewer was very calm and professional. the atmosphere was clean and people seemed very friendly. it seems like an enjoyable working environment
Interview Question – tell me what you most dislike about yourself Answer Question
Investment Accountant Internship Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF.
Interview Details I interviewed with them at my school. The process was very quick. I remembered it was a lot of paper work involved with the hiring process. Th interviewer was real cool and it didn't last long
Registered Financial Services Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in October 2012.
Interview Details The hiring and interview process were smooth sailing. The recruiter provided me with all of the details regarding the interview process and what to expect.
Interview Question – Sell me this glass of water Answer Question
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