TIAA Employee Reviews in United States

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Finance and Retirement Company
Tableau Developer (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 23, 2016
The work environment is good and people in the team were good.

Good place to learn and expand our knowledge.

Some days the work use to typical. co-workers are friendly.

but it is a good place to start.
Pros
free commute
Cons
short breaks
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Sr Developer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 22, 2016
• Involved in design and development of complex Parallel and Server Jobs.
• Actively participated in business meetings with the business users in order to gather the business requirements.
• Developed parallel jobs between multiple source systems.
• Involved in system testing and unit testing.
• Responsible for supporting and managing database activity during the development process.
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None (Former Employee) –  Denver, COFebruary 19, 2016
a typical day at work was very interesting and at times very interesting. This company was great at first with time and technology things change.
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none
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Overall a good company
Financial Analyst II (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 18, 2016
Overall this is a good company to work at. The benefits are good and the work life balance is fair. If you work here you will gain a lot of hands on experience due to the manual nature of everything.
Pros
Benefits
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Politics
Manager (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 18, 2016
Our team has no ethics. Sr. Indian Managers under F&A are really retards they have no work standards they take share for retaining and retruitment of false consultants who aren't good for work.
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Great company culture
Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 6, 2016
Very busy yet friendly work environment. A typical day is honestly unexpected because the work load greatly varies on a day to day basis. However, you learn to manage multiple high priority items and significantly sharpen your time management skills which is greatly needed on busy days.

Team friendly, flexible, family oriented environment is a significant part of why TIAA-CREF is a great company.
Pros
Great company culture, full breaks and working hour flexibility for admins
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Buttoned up Financial Services Environment
Accountant I (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 6, 2016
It was a very political environment and you had to know the right people to get noticed to move up or get put on projects that are very visible
Pros
benefits, employee resources
Cons
old technology, trying to expand or change too much too fast
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Strong Culture
Director of Investigations (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 2, 2016
I worked with a small group of highly professional, dedicated investigators performing all investigative functions for the company. The focus was on the customer first and was a very rewarding position. On a daily basis I would review case progress, network with other directors throughout the company while liaising with local, state a federal investigators and prosecutors.
Pros
Salary and benefits
Cons
short sighted managers
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Very good company
Consultant / Analys (Former Employee) –  Iselin, NJJanuary 28, 2016
Strong working company. Well run with only a few exceptions. Lots of technology to use and learn. Very laid back culture.
Pros
Solid company
Cons
Lots of time working without direction
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Good Company, small company mindset.
CONSULTANT - DATA ENGINEERING & TRANSFORMATION (Former Employee) –  Iselin, NJJanuary 27, 2016
Good company, good people. Small company mindset.. in growing pains. Enjoyed the culture... management was struggling with a transition to a larger, more mature operate model. New leaders were from outside and myopic on the current state of the machine.
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productive workplace with great people
Sr. Systems Administrator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 21, 2016
I supported the Asset Management area, along with the windows servers, with a team. We resolved incidents and was a liaison between the business and technology professionals. I participated in projects, implementations, disaster recovery exercises and other tasks. My co-workers and management were a pleasure to work with and made my job that much easier and fun! The people were the best part of the job and the hardest part was the middle of the night calls and support.
Pros
Great benefits
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Project Manager / Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 20, 2016
Here's the experience I've gained at TIAA:

-Close to 15 years of project management and business analysis experience on mid to large-scale system and product implementations in the financial services industry.
-High proficiency in both Agile Scrum and waterfall SDLC methodologies.
-Proven record of close working relationships with key business groups and technology teams leading to timely and on-budget deliveries.
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Do not work here as a Wealth Management Advisor!!
Wealth Management Advisor (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 15, 2016
Smothering environment for any advisor with experience in the industry. Incredible amount of micromanagement and lack of experience and professionalism at the management level in Wealth Management.

Overall, there are many great people and opportunities at this firm but Individual Advisory Services is a stifling, miserable place to work. Advisor turnover is high due to this reason and no management changes or upgrades look to be coming.
Pros
Pension, 401k match and good benefits. Also a reputable company in most divisions and the pay is competitive.
Cons
Wealth Management Advisor position is a very negative experience, and nothing like it is sold throughout the interview process.
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Great benefits. Employee pension is a plus. A typical work day is supporting participants
technology manager (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJanuary 7, 2016
Good company. benefits are very good. Retirement/pension for employees is top in the financial market.

A typical work day is troubleshooting how to support participants better.
Pros
Work life balance can be a challenge.
Cons
benefits are very good.
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Great Company with Excellent Benefits
Client Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 5, 2016
TIAA-CREF is a great financial services company, one built on integrity and service-oriented focus of its clients. A typical day consists of interacting with clients to help them meet their financial goals both to and through retirement. It is where I learned how important preparing for retirement can be. It is also where I built my administrative skills as well as my public service skills. At times, the hardest part of the job has been dealing with clients because people are very particular about how their money is being handled. At the same time, that has been the most rewarding part of the job because I get to see people retire without worry or fear of how they will make it after retirement. They know that they have properly prepared and will have enough to keep them financially stable through retirement.
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Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJanuary 3, 2016
A typical day begins with team meeting to discuss success stories and important daily goals. Review emails to prioritize your work and to review voicemail for important calls received.
Pros
Diverse staff
Cons
Training
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Provides financial planning to employees on non-profits
Wealth Management Advisor (Current Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CADecember 18, 2015
A typical day includes meeting with 2 to 3 clients.

Client meetings are the most satisfying part of each day.

Proprietary products are very fairly priced as objective is to cover costs.
Pros
No cold calls
Cons
Technology
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Financial Services Consultant (Former Employee) –  Lewisville, TXNovember 30, 2015
Everyone really lives by the core values.
Financial Services Consultant is a pretty easy job and you get paid pretty well for it, I started on the Fast Track program so they licensed me in series 6, 63, and health and life insurance.
Pros
27 PTO days a year, Bi-weekly meetings with your manager to discuss anything you want, Opportunities to join a ton of organizations, There are always a lot of employment engagement things going on, Pension plan
Cons
Shifts given randomly, Breaks & lunches are random, Consultants are told to "sell" more than they say, Moving up can be difficult
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mediocre typical corporate company
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCNovember 25, 2015
tend to hire over qualified people for the financial consultant role. its is glorified customer service in a call center. do not take job unless you are okay working in an inbound call center with scheduled breaks and lunches and aht. heavily managed schedule.
Pros
management is respectful and promotes advancement
Cons
job description is misleading. hires experienced professionals for entry level phone jobs
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TIAA-CREF is a great place to work
Sr. Manager (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCNovember 17, 2015
TIAA-CREF is a great place to work. I have worked in both Marketing and IT over the past 4 years and have found my job to be very exciting and rewarding.
Pros
Collaborative Work Environment, Excellent Co-workers, The Best CEO in the world
Cons
None
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