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Good to go
FINANCIAL SERVICES REP (Current Employee) –  Lewisville, TXNovember 8, 2018
It is a good place to work with advancement opportunities. The management is fair on a day to day basis and they don't ask anything unreasonable. The bonus is paid out annually.
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No entrepreneurial spirit
Wealth Management Advisor (Former Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 8, 2018
Every activity is based on an individual Metric as opposed to success on an overall score, a collegial approach or being a team player. At some point they have to let you out of your nest and fly, something i clearly never found.
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Excellent Company, Poor Middle Management
Transition Manager and Onboarding (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NC 28262November 7, 2018
This company is driven by its mission, takes care of its people from a compensation standpoint. Middle Managers are often underqualified and can make easy task difficult.
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Fast paced
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 2, 2018
Scan many files from customers and analyze and read many letters, documents that needed to be processed. Special codes was entered for the underwriters needed to process the files and distributed.
Pros
Free lunches once in a while, Good benefits
Cons
Not enough personal growth, Supervisors couldn't agree on numerous things, Laid-offs for relocation
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great company
Senior Business Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 1, 2018
great company, but with additional assets under management, the structure is unsteady. There have been many rounds of layoffs as a result. I think the culture will be better down the road.
Pros
established company
Cons
changing company structure
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Financial Services
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 30, 2018
TIAA, formerly TIAA-CREF, is a Fortune 100 financial services organization that is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and governmental fields.
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it was really awesome
Senior Oracle Hyperion Consultant (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 26, 2018
it was awesome,
i enjoyed andlearned many of things from this organisation,
i reallyt suggest anyone of them to work here,
it was very honour to work here,
it was an good place,
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Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 26, 2018
Favorism, injusice, dishonesy, difficuly progress.Managers unlikely help.Unfair, no opporuniy,pay is good however, slow increases and dishonesy abou availabiliy and budge
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Positive
Internal Auditor (Current Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 18, 2018
Positive place to work. IA is heavily respected by the board, the executives and the business. There's room for advancement and also to move into the business area
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Great place to work
Quality Control Underwriter (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 17, 2018
I love TIAA, but did not like my area's leader. I was put on a 2yr plan aimed at getting me to the next level--either Manager or Senior Manager and I crushed every milestone. Additionally, I went above and beyond by managing several vendors and conducting site visits.

When the time came for promotion, our senior leader did not follow through. In fact, he promoted one of his cronies from OH, who was not executing at expected levels. I left and took a higher role at my current employer.

I would go back in a heartbeat, but will not work for that person again. All that work; all the promises and I feel betrayed. If you cannot trust a person, you cannot work for that person.
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5.0
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Lot’s Of Change
Reporting Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 12, 2018
TIAA is a great place to work in terms of culture but career wise it needs improvement. It is caught in transition and it could be an excellent career opportunity or otherwise depending on where on the continuum of transition you land.
Pros
Generous retirement benefits
Cons
Some middle managers are not competent, they have outdated ideas on management practices.
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4.0
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Great Benefits, Ability to work remotely
Senior Manager, Marketing (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 5, 2018
I enjoyed working for this company; they have great benefits and flexibility. There could be better communication from upper management and help for remote employees to feel more secure in their jobs. Working remotely requires more networking effort to ensure your name is known in such a large organization.
Pros
work from home; flexibility
Cons
Being remote may hinder career advancement.
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4.0
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Still stuck in an era of yesterday
Portfolio Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 2, 2018
Trying to get there, but consistently make poor decisions. Lots of change, much of which has been well identified and executed by the ceo. However leadership at many other key levels is poor
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3.0
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Focuses on political correctness and virtue signaling
Retirement Consultant (Former Employee) –  Lewisville, TXSeptember 21, 2018
Mid management lacks leadership skills. Executive leadership lacks empathy, is condescending and doesn't understand frontline associates. Parroting the mantra of inclusion is more important to getting promoted than actually practicing diversity of thought.
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3.0
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Multiple Positions and Career Moves
Director, Business Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 18, 2018
TIAA is very different today compared to a few years ago. A non-profit with multiple billions of dollars in managed assets has driven the company to lose some of its core cultural attributes. Today, it is like working for any other investment company.
Pros
Ability to work remotely.
Cons
Hierarchy and Bureaucracy.
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5.0
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Really a special place -- some old fashioned leaders and practices, but the mission is very exciting and fulfilling anyway.
Content Strategist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 17, 2018
There is no doubt that you like your work best when you're improving the world. I was also surrounded by smart professionals who supported my work and commended me when it was good. The team spirit was so energizing.
Pros
Excellent deep, difficult work.
Cons
Like every group, there are politics.
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Trying hard to be great
Six Sigma Black Belt (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 15, 2018
Fun workplace, great people. very enjoyable work, nice people, willing to learn new things, amenable to changes. Smart workforce with focus on efficiencies & improvements
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Collaborative culture, good actuarial rotation program
Actuarial Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 14, 2018
For actuarial students TIAA offers a good rotation program where one could get exposure to different aspects and gain skills that would be marketable going forward.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Slow moving bureaucracy
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4.0
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Laid Back Environment
Individual Consultant, Web Support (Current Employee) –  Lewisville, TXSeptember 12, 2018
TIAA is a great company to work for. The atmosphere is great, the people are great, and I love all of the social events! They have great benefits and 401k plan along with other investments to help build your financial portfolio successfully.
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Solid company with an excellent core of individuals.
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 6, 2018
Great company with excellent benefits. The company tries very hard to provide the lowest cost to its clients and is competitive and honest with how it presents it's investments.
Pros
Client centric
Cons
Depending on the department one works, there is little flexibility.
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