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Depends on which area of the company you work in
Certain groups are better to work in than others. Since TIAA took over, the company has changed a lot- not all for the better. Growing pains from a small company like Nuveen to a big company with a lot of bureaucracy like TIAA.
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Intelligent and hard working colleagues
Good atmosphere with a rich history in the asset management industry. Many options for career progression if you are willing to keep evolving and willing to adapt.
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Excellent company, fair and traets employees well
I worked for Nuveen for almost 10 years and all of my time there was very satisfying and productive. Unfortunately, there was a cost cutting plan in place and many senior people were released in March of 2019. I am a talented fixed income professional who has worn many hats. From portfolio management, credit analysis, client relationship management, asset gathering, technical writing and personnel management.
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Lost in the never-ending management shuffle
C'mon people, get it together. What are we working on? Who is going to do what by when? It seems that the senior ranks are so clueless as to basic project management that they want to appear above it all by delegating anything that would help clarify basic logistics of the real work safely beneath them.
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5.0
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Excellent company to work for, but not much upward movement
Excellent company to work for, but not much upward movement. Great work life balance, mission-driven and in its own class in terms of financial services.
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TIAA parent struggles in low rate environments
Great products and team members. Too much cost cutting...pretty much endless. Great vision on where they want to grow but TIAA parent losing plans and leans hard on Nuveen for income.
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3.0
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Too Many Org Changes
More reorgs than an average person can wrap their heads around and negatively impacts culture and morale. Direction of organization is not clear and upper management is disorganized.
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awful place to work
They fired many good people and now are stuck with the bottom of the barrel.
they need to get a new senior management ! this guy has been firing people for over 10 years.
Pros
great vacation
Cons
they fired all the good staff members and now stuff with the bottom of the barrel.
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Productive and great cultur.
The place was just a great place to work for it was very diverse. I learned how to commute there and back on the metra train. the hardest part of the job was the 2 hour commute there and back.
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Entrepreneurial spirit in a well established firm
Great place to work as firm grew into fully diversified asset manager. Tremendous team of individuals working collaboratively to build the firm into a leading retail and institutional manager.
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Bad culture
The culture is an old boys club. Very cliquish. It's much more of a plutocracy than a meritocracy. Also, the Nuveen culture seems very oily in comparison to its parent company. Very good compensation and product suite are the strong aspects to the firm.
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Productive work environment
Performance reviews are designed to both evaluate general performance and measure progress around specific goals. Both negative and positive aspects are incorporated in these reviews as they should serve as a point of reference to both look back in evaluation and ahead in anticipation. Pulling back from daily demands in order to assess and review employee performance allows managers to focus their attention on specific departments and clarify what is high priority to their company.
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Solid Financial Company
Nuveen was a good company to work for. Had great experience learning the financial industry, understanding investing and strategy, long-term growth and the importance of quality control.
Pros
Good 401K
Cons
Sometimes a lack of career growth
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3.0
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Could be a great company but the management has no idea what they are doing
This company is stuck in their old ways and doesn't do anything to evolve and grow. I had a manager who didn't even know how to use Microsoft word or excel. She could barely use a computer! You only get noticed if you worked there for 10 or more years and they don't help you to advance or grow. The only thing that made me stay was the benefits and retirement incentives.
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TIAA review
Not a good culture in my experience, one sided, heavy on management side, not taking into consideration employees' recommendations. Very hard to advance internally.
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Growing pains
Good work/life balance. Good people, for the most part. The integration into TIAA has really changed the culture. It has also turned a relatively slow moving company, into a VERY slow moving company.
Pros
Decent benefits, good work/life balance
Cons
top-heavy management structure, lack of advancement
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Problematic IT Department
Nuveen is a great company, however, their IT department is a mess, using older technologies and suffering from poor management. A larger company just bought them out introducing radical changes both in management, bureaucracy, and operations. Again, the company overall is great, but the IT department, particularly Front Office Applications is a disaster.
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Great pay
Cons
Poor managment
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A challenging and rewarding place to work depending on the people you partner with on initiatives
I prefer not to provide a detailed review at this time. The merger between TIAA, the parent entity, and Nuveen was challenging at times due to the duplication of effort that needed to be streamlined in some cases.
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Prefer not to provide review right now
I prefer not to provide a detailed review right now. The role I had was both rewarding and challenging at times. For me, it was an opportunity to immerse myself in asset management.
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Awesome
Being provided the opportunity to work with a broad range of experienced co-workers and diverse client group. Appreciated the opportunity and enjoyed the experience and supporting and making a positive difference to people in need.
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Confdential
The value I bring is broad experience spanning all core business functions with a primary focus on finance. My success is directly attributable to my ability to unify organizations, initiate action, and deliver results.
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confidential
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confidential
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Overall rating
3.5
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