Analyst (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – January 8, 2019
TIAA has a reputation as a great firm that follows its mission...but it is more like the Hotel California song - you can check-out but you don't have to leave. Unfortunately, the mindset that you can just coast on by under the radar for years at a time is not only tolerated, but rewarded.
Once you are there, you will learn that the organization resists change in any form and stifles any sort of entrepreneurial spirit.
Upper management is great, however once it is diluted through all the layers of middle-management, all end-point employees get is micro-management and a lack of autonomy. Also beware of the annual or twice annual layoffs across the organization.
Staffr (Former Employee) – New Jersey – January 1, 2019
Open office concept. Can be a bit loud. Friendly staff. No backstabbing. People get the work done with a minimum of drama. Working hours seem not to be set in stone. People arrive and leave whenever. Many occasionally work at home.
Family Atmosphere- Family comes first, and they strive to make you part of a work family. They truly care about you both professionally and personally. They have very fun work environment and encourage methods of lowering stress levels. Upper management is easy to talk to and receptive to new ideas. They offer lots of perks, they may seem little but they really add up. That Company also ensures that "training" is …
Wealth Management Advisor (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – December 21, 2018
I was hired in 2006, at that time, $1Bil was leaving the company every month. Our mission was to reach out to HNW clients and build financial plans to deepen and strengthen relationships. It was very rewarding and fun. By 2011, assets started pouring in; the mission had changed. The only thing that matters was bringing in assets. Management changed and it became a very un-fun place to work.
INDIVIDUAL INVESTMENT CONSULTANT (Former Employee) – Waltham, MA – December 3, 2018
Company touts a non-profit image but is very much in the business of trying to create revenue. HIgh pressure place with unrealistic demands and expectations. They pay fairly decent but goals arent relative to opportunities.
Wealth Management Advisor (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – November 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.