TIAA-CREF

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Sleepy and timid culture despite grandiose visions

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Compliance Officer
Current Employee - Compliance Officer

I have been working at TIAA-CREF full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Decent pay, good benefits, benign neglect.

Cons

Not a high performance culture. Everything takes longer than it should. Have to remind people over and over for any request. Nice place to hang out - don't count on getting much done.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

have a cup of coffee, make some decisions, quit coddling sycophantic dawdlers

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company did not live up to its reputation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Individual Consultant, Inbound in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Individual Consultant, Inbound in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, good benefits, vacation, etc...

    Cons

    Poor management, unrealistic expectations, not a good work environment. Company really down played sales aspect of the job during interview process. I hit most of my goals and got fired anyway. Most of my co-workers were dying to move to another department. Managers make employees feel like crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people know this is a sales job before you hire them. Figure out which metrics are most important and focus on those.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great mission, I just wish they were run better.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great mission, and the lower level team members really want to do what's right. Senior management talks a good game, and they seem to want to do the right things as well.

    Cons

    Somewhere between senior management and the staff, the message gets "polluted". Lots of politics and minion building. Headcount = power. Some very incompetent middle management. Culture caused me to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look under the covers more and see how the middle managers are really "leading".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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