Oracle DBA and architect (Former Employee) – Mecklenburg County, NC – July 16, 2018
I worked only for a little over 2 years at TIAA. Overall it was a pleasant experience with a good work culture and employee friendly environment. But I was a contractor and not a full time employee there.
Money Movement Rollover Specialist (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – July 13, 2018
TIAA is a good company to work for, they manage millions of clients retirement plans. I enjoyed working for them and had hoped to be there for years. The company is managing changes, their 20/20 plan, and may of us have been downsized, displaced out of work do to the changes.
Sr Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC 28262 – June 13, 2018
Great place to work, but high stress. i was able to work remotely if needed with no problems from the management team which was a nice option to have when needed. I really enjoyed working there i had a great team of coworkers.
A typical work day at TIAA is very energetic. I have learned to be very flexible. The culture at TIAA is very diverse. The hardest part of the job was the commute to and from work, while the most enjoyable part of the job was collaborating with associates working as a team to resolve all issues.
Recordkeeping Representative (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – June 4, 2018
Work/Life balance was always a challenge. Work was a challenge, as not every item is the same, and so may variables existed. The company has many programs to help promote inclusiveness. There is a doctor's office on site, with a low co-pay for employees, and an onsite cafe.
Not a good environment for employees that seek to grow in information security Low morale exists with employees in information security previously worked as a contractor and was offered a perm role in EIS, had to decline because salary offer was 30k less than what someone with my experience in the industry would make
Decent company, but hard to advance for most internal candidates
Senior Individual Contributor (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – May 24, 2018
TIAA has a great heritage, mission, vision, and values, and the top tier of leadership really seems to buy into them. Benefits are good, and the organization is large enough that you can find opportunities in whatever you're looking for if you wait long enough for an opening and are willing to claw your way over external candidates and management toadies to get an interview.
Unfortunately, openings don't often come up other than at the lower levels, and when they do, they often get filled externally or handed to the toadies of the middle managers filling them. In this company it's mostly about who you know and how you approach them and less about what you've proven you're capable of and the potential for you to add value in the next open position.
While upper management seems on point, it's hit or miss whether you'll be working for a great manager or a horrible one at the mid-levels, and there are some really bad mid-level managers who never quite get retrained or weeded out, which of course begs the question of what Upper Management is really focused on...The only real upside is that job security is decent. hit the mark and you usually stay out of the layoff pools.
Great Benefits Package, Good Job Security
Little opportunity for advancement without extensive boot licking, poor work-life synergy, Obvious disconnect between upper & middle management
Service Representative (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – May 21, 2018
The company needs more leaders than managers. There are many in leadership roles that are not equipped to lead or motivate employees. Some departments have no room for growth, which may lead to frustration.
diversity and inclusion, benefits, and health services on campus
salary and job titles are not equivalent to what a person does.