TIAA-CREF

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Worked there 6 years and although fired unexpectedly would qualify it as a good place to work.

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Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Denver, CO (US)
Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Denver, CO (US)

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

Pros

- Good work/life balance.
- Good pay.
- Encourage educational opportunities.
- Senior management conducts frequent employee meetings.

Cons

- Management has a somewhat phony "openness".
- Power and decision-making very centralized.
- Poor accountability.
- If you're not promoted within 3 or 4 years, probably never going to be.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to give more decision-making and authority to front-line employees and managers actually doing the job. Understand you don't know everything and that's OK. Nobody does.

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Neutral Outlook
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Large firm, conservative, felt like a government agency

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    Former Employee - Wealth Management Advisor in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Wealth Management Advisor in Pasadena, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    stability
    high salary
    brand equity
    work/life balance
    9-5
    work with academics, highly educated clients

    Cons

    too large
    no innovation
    silo departments
    no motivation among workers
    culture = non factor or non existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire a consulting firm to drive human capital change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you want a challenging career

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    Former Employee - Individual Consultant (Inbound ) in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Individual Consultant (Inbound ) in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Tiaa Cref pays their employees very well and has high expectations as well. They are in the process of transforming the company to be more competative in the market place. The inbound consultant position requires a person who is passionate about both financial services AND sales. The clients are mostly educators,hospital employees, people who work for non-profits, etc. Tiaa Cref is viewed as a highly ethical company and also sets the standard for customer service for a lot of other financial companies.

    Cons

    Because of the transformation process that T/C is going through right now, they may not have been emphasizing the need for people with prior sales experience (at least for the inbound consultant position). I think this is something they are working on, however, but it is something to be aware of if you accept a position with this company. Also, the technology (internal systems, etc) might not be up to par yet, but that is another facet of the company that they are improving as well.

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