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Excellent company at which I worked for over 19 Years.
Senior Computer Support Analyst (Former Employee), New York, NYNovember 1, 2013
Due to the nature of my personal work experience, IT is both demanding and stressful yet fulfilling when objectives are met in a timely fashion. Co-workers were excellent, customer service was on par with excellence as our goal. Management although constantly under pressure to deliver with limited staffs was flexible without losing sight of overall – more... objectives. A typical day at work meant servicing a large and varied business platform which included marketing department, accounting and payroll, law division, insurance and of course IT networking. The best of of the job was being able to satisfy our customers by allowing them to meet their objectives to their customers. – less
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Could be a great company, but it's NOT!
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Washington, DCOctober 31, 2013
Pros: wonderful view from the washington office onto penn. ave.
Administrative Staff is underpaid and you can only get promoted if you have worked there for 20+ years.
The culture is horrible, as the morale is low, but people stay because of the 401.
Job Security is good, because as long as they can control you, you will be in their good graces.
Senior Management changes every three years.
Work Life Balance is non-existent – more... unless you are in Management and bringing in big dollars for the company. – less
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Great Management, but lack of competitive resources
PM Consultant (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 23, 2013
Pros: well funded projects
Cons: unrewarding
Laid back work environment. There isn't enough growth opportunist. You can work as hard as you want, but the you won't feel rewarded.
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Ok if not in Operations
Client Service Representative (Operations) (Former Employee), charlotte NCOctober 19, 2013
Pros: stable work enviornment
Cons: work life balance, pay, advancment
TIAA-CREF is a great company to be apart of, unless you are in operations
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Great Business Partners
Senior Project Manager (Consultant) (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCOctober 18, 2013
Partnering with associates to define requirements, while planning and executing tasks to achieve project deliverable.
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Good Place to work
Project Team Lead\Desktop Support Engineer (Current Employee), Charlotte, NCOctober 17, 2013
Pros: good enviroment
Cons: short breaks
Its long and hard but its my job and i do it to the fullest. Some days are better then others. The people are very friendly and are always there to help. The job has great team members.
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PRODUCTIVE AND BETTER WORK PLACE WITH SATISFYING ENVIROMENT
Sr. Business Intelligence Developer (Current Employee), Charlotte, NCOctober 15, 2013
Worked on the complete life cycle of the project from design to implementation
Based on business requirement, developed the Complex SQL queries with Joins and T-SQL, Stored procedure, Views, Trigger to implementing the business rules and transformations.
Data Analysis and Designed the logical and physical model architecture for database.
Interacted – more... directly with the various SME for gathering the business requirements.
Involved in Design DW of Star Schema (Dimensional model and Fact tables) based on business.
Convert data from Legacy system to SQL Database.
Used ETL SSIS to develop jobs for extracting, cleaning, transforming and loading data into data warehouse.
Created SSIS packages to load data into Data Warehouse using Various SSIS Tasks like Execute SQL Task, bulk insert task, Execute package task, Send mail task, Transfer database task, for loop & for-each loop containers.
Extensively involved in designing the SSIS packages to export data of flat file source to SQL Server database.
Involved in creating SSIS jobs to automate the reports generation, cube refresh packages.
Worked on SSIS transformations like Conditional Split, Lookup, Fuzzy grouping, Merge, Union All, Data conversion, Multicast, Pivot & Un-Pivot.
Designed high level ETL architecture for overall data transfer from the OLTP to OLAP with the help of SSIS.
Deploy SSIS Package into Production and used Package configuration to export various package properties to make package environment independent.
Designed high level ETL architecture for overall data transfer from the source server to the Enterprise Services Warehouse which encompasses server name, database name, accounts, tables and direction of data flow, Column Mapping, Data dictionary and Metadata
Prepared the complete data mapping for all the migrated jobs using SSIS
Data Migration from Flat files, CSV, MS-Access, Excel and OLE DB to SQL Database.
Using SSIS, loaded XML data to the Database tables.
Generated XML files from Database tables.
Used SSIS to pull data from Sales Audit OLTP and load it in SQL Data Warehouses for reporting purposes.
Created /modified and maintained the ETL packages- Extraction, Transformation and Loading of data from various Database tables i.e., from Source Tables to Mapping the Target table in respective databases.
Performed T-SQL tuning and optimization of queries for reports that took longer execution time using MS SQL Profiler, Index Tuning Wizard and SQL Query Analyzer in MS SQL Server 2005
Created many complex Stored Procedures/Functions and used them in Crystal Reports directly to generate reports on the fly Scheduled, maintained, and supported the distribution and access to reports through Crystal Server.
Collected data from Various Heterogeneous database/files like MS SQL, DB2, ORACLE, Flat File, Access, Sybase, EXCEL sheets, CSV format and used complex data conversion to target.
Created User Defined Functions, Triggers to store data into appropriate tables as and when data arrives and created indexes to the tables that have least updating to improve the query performance.
Scheduling and monitoring the regular jobs and ETL packages.
Used ADO.net connection, .net and C# code in SSIS Script task.
Involved in Query optimization, performance tuning and index creation.
Developed custom selection of reports ordering using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
Used SSRS to create reports, customized Reports, on-demand reports.
Database Backup and restoring the database, worked in Database Security, Replication and Log shipping activities.
Validating and Testing of the Database data, SQL codes and application (White box and Black box)

Environment: MS SQL Server 2008/2012 (Denali), SSIS 2008, SSRS 2008, SSAS 2008, Perforce, Unix Shell Scripting, Java, ORACLE 11G, DB2, TOAD, TFS 2010, MS Visio, MS Access, T-SQL, PL SQL, MDX, C#, VB Script, .Net 4.0, XML, SharePoint. – less
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Great Company to get your Career Start
Mutual Fund Analyst (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCOctober 14, 2013
Pros: hours and on-site cafeteria
Cons: meetings scheduled during lunch and long hours at times.
I learned a lot about team work and knowledge sharing being critical to the team's success.
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Good place to work but limited opportunities in my office
Senior Analyst, Vendor Relations/Asset Management (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 13, 2013
Pros: good place to work but limited opportunities in my office
Cons: good place to work but limited opportunities in my office
Good place to work but long hours are expected. Employees on call 24/7.
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if I could give this place less than zero I would
Inbound Consultant (Former Employee), denver coOctober 13, 2013
Management horrible, blatant disregard for employees, almost contempt, unrealistic expectations.
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Great place if your in upper management.
Case Records and Enrollments Specialist (Current Employee), Charlotte, NCSeptember 25, 2013
Pros: great benefits
Cons: no advancement
I've been with Teachers for awhile, I've known the company to be a family oriented, friendly, optimistic company, but now it has become a low morale, and hungry money grabbing organization. The benefits are great, but advancement is not there.
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Teachers insurance Company
Scanner Operator (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 20, 2013
Pros: always knew what you had to do on the job.
Cons: temp job
T typical day would be scanning microfilmed sheets into the scanner and looking at the info on the documents and making sure they are readable. After that is done we store and file them away in alphabetical order. We also used army time at the workplace. Which was confusing to me at first, but I learned it very quickly. My co-workers were great. We – more... got along just fine. we helped each other out if one was finished with their assignment and the other needed help. Their was no hardest part of the job. I enjoyed working there. I just enjoyed working with the mangers and the co-workers. The security in the building was great to work with. – less
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Great Opportunity
Registered Representative - Financial Services (Current Employee), Lewisville, TXSeptember 13, 2013
Pros: great coworkers, great training, depending on the manager, there is no micromanaging
Cons: last minute schedule changes, hard to move up, hard to schedule vacations
It's a great opportunity, they are quick to train and put you on the phones. You have to make sure that you learn quick because managers are always in meetings and you have to run around a lot to get answers. Although I heard that it's common for call centers. So if you are good in reading a lot of information it's a great job for you. Everyone there – more... has been there long enough to answer any questions and it is definitely a nice work environment. It's a lot of information but you do it on every call so you get use to it. – less
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Great benefits, but challenging work environment.
Relationship Manager (Former Employee), Hackensack, NJSeptember 11, 2013
Pros: great benefits
Great benefits, but challenging work environment. Great benefits, but challenging work environment.
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The Bank
Service Bureau Payouts Specialist II (Former Employee), Birmingham alabamaSeptember 10, 2013
Outstanding company to work for. Cared about all of their employees and employees families. Such a family environment and push their employees to advance withing the company
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Financial services company trying to reinvent itself.
MANAGER - CLIENT SERVICES & REPORTING (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 4, 2013
Financial services company trying to reinvent itself. Good benefits including generous number of vacation days.
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Wonderful mission statement Financial Services for the Greater Good
Director (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCAugust 8, 2013
The roots in the company are non-profit, currently reflected in the . dedication of the organization and it's employees to provide financial support to individuals that serve others ensuring that they are financially stable in their retirement.

A conservative company with a focus on change to keep pace with the future
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Productive & fun workplace to work.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAAugust 1, 2013
Pros: good balance between work & home life.
Cons: too much micro managing from regional admin. manager
** Assisting customers w/ their financial investments.
**Set up appts. for clients in the office and off site campuses.
**Software's easy to use.
**Great colleagues to work with.
** I would work for this company again once then remove the Regional Manager.
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Great people, Not much structure
Project Manager (Current Employee), Charlotte, NCJuly 24, 2013
Great people, Not much structure. The people I work with are great, however the company has not laid out many best practices or processes to follow in managing work. This can cause a lot of chaos.
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Extremely disorganized and uncontrollable project management
Senior Systems Designer (Former Employee), Denver, COJuly 22, 2013
Pros: good working equipment, technologies, and very accomodating peers.
Cons: responsible and accountable for results with no control over environment
Textbook project management was non-existent as it related to projects. More time was spent on planning an out-of-country wedding than was spent on baseline source version control and project implementation schedules leading to much confusion and unexpected results during implementation. Incorrectly modified source programs had been passed from non-employee – more... contractors to the project team employees as if they were baseline stable source programs. Needless to say there were unnecessary problems encountered during the implementation phase without any knowledge of changes. Only one project manager on the floor had actually successfully completed a project management course and received a CPM designation prior to relocation layoffs in the last six months. – less

About TIAA-CREF

TIAA-CREF is a Fortune 100 financial services organization with $481 billion in assets under management (as of 6/30/12). The firm – Read more