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.
Director, Business Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 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.
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, NY – September 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.
Individual Consultant, Web Support (Current Employee) – Lewisville, TX – September 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.
Life and Annuity Consultant II (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – August 31, 2018
TIAA is a great place to work, a great culture, you are well trained to complete the tasks you are asked to do. They have a great compensation, pay and bonuses. Also there is a wonderful pension program.
Mutual Fund Accountant / Consultant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 26, 2018
Brought in to conduct all facets of fund accounting. As the assignment progressed the staff was introduced to converting the accounting system out of TIAA-CREF to State Street Bank. I was able to draw on my previous experience to facilitate the project.
Management didn't take care of ongoing problems with team members that didn't process the work.
Specialist (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – August 26, 2018
There is little opportunity to advance and the same issues are ongoing and were never addressed. They were simply ignored and allowed to happen. The systems were slow and constantly misbehaving. When something was being implemented in the system to advance the working ability, it seemed to do the opposite.
working there was great, management was nice and the campus was beautiful. there was great opportunity for advancement, and it was pushed. this job was contractor, the only reason I left was because I found full time.
Financial Payment Specialist, Payment Operations (Former Employee) – NY City, NY – August 10, 2018
TIAA was like a family. The management was very open and they made it their business to include the staff in all that was going on in the company. They offered many opportunities to learn new things and higher education. The group that I worked for helped each other and we always completed all the work that was assigned to us. It was a great place to work.
TIAA is a well respected company in the financial sector. Due to the nature of their business, most people don't know who there are. TIAA is good company to work for and offer broad opportunities for growth. the company is expanding it's offering and customer solutions.