TIAA-CREF
2.9 of 5 380 reviews
www.tiaa-cref.org New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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

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

I worked at TIAA-CREF full-time for 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 Senior ManagementNeed 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Large firm, conservative, felt like a government agency

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

I worked at TIAA-CREF full-time for 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… Advice to Senior Management: hire a consulting firm to drive human capital change No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Good place to work if you want a challenging career

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

I worked at TIAA-CREF full-time for 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… 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… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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