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TIAA-CREF Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 07, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

Average Difficulty
124 candidate interviews
Relevance Date Difficulty

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Administrative Assistant Interview

Senior Administrative Assistant
Denver, CO (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF.

Interview Details The hiring process is less than desirable, very long and tedious. They didn't ask anything out of the ordinary. You usually have to interview 2-3 people within the department that is scheduled the same day at different time. Some were off the hiring location so there was also a phone call involved.

Interview Question – They were the pretty standard questions, nothing unusual.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I believe you can negotiate some, however I was pleased with my offer and did not have to negotiate.


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Client Relationship Consultant- Wealth Management Interview

Client Relationship Consultant- Wealth Management

Interviewed at TIAA-CREF

Interview Details Recruiter would email with time she would call and then not call as stated. When I replied to emails sent by recruiter they were ignored. Plenty of excuses for being "busy". Not professional.

Interview Question – Tell us something about you that no one else knows.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Director Interview

Director

Interviewed at TIAA-CREF

Interview Details Slow, misleading, promise of on site interview dragged on for weeks and eventually never happened. Multiple calls with recruiter and business head, never a final call back from hiring mgr or recruiter. 2 mths later received computer generated email. Recruiter sold TIAA's growth track very hard. Hiring process is non-existent, or they just don't care. Not sure which it is.

Interview Question – Very basic, did not ask anything insightful, review resume.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Loan Officer Interview

Loan Officer
Charlotte, NC (US)

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at TIAA-CREF.

Interview Details They reached me through LinkedIn and then called and left a voice mail on my work phone. I called back and went through a maze of being referred and sent from recruiter to recruiter... very sloppy process.

Interview Question – They didn't really ask anything too complex. They were generic questions.   View Answer


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Wealth Management Advisor Interview

Wealth Management Advisor
Denver, CO (US)

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in January 2011.

Interview Details Process is horrible. Have a minimum of 5 interviews that are not well organized. Director is not a nice person; very degrading/condescending interviewer. The entire process needs to be reworked. Had 7 interviews over a 5 month period with very little communication in between.

Interview Question – What's wrong with your current position?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was non-existent. Offer presented as take it or leave it.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Editor Interview

Editor

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in May 2014.

Interview Details interview went well. I felt very welcomed. can not wait to see what the future has to hold. wish me luck in getting my dream job! the interviewer was very calm and professional. the atmosphere was clean and people seemed very friendly. it seems like an enjoyable working environment

Interview Question – tell me what you most dislike about yourself   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Investment Accountant Internship Interview

Investment Accountant Internship

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF.

Interview Details I interviewed with them at my school. The process was very quick. I remembered it was a lot of paper work involved with the hiring process. Th interviewer was real cool and it didn't last long


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Registered Financial Services Consultant Interview

Registered Financial Services Consultant
Charlotte, NC (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in October 2012.

Interview Details The hiring and interview process were smooth sailing. The recruiter provided me with all of the details regarding the interview process and what to expect.

Interview Question – Sell me this glass of water   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Program Manager Interview

Program Manager
Charlotte, NC (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at TIAA-CREF in March 2014.

Interview Details Had a phone screen for a contract role followed by a request for a face-to-face interview. Most unexpected thing to happen was the hiring manager not showing up and having several people come to speak for them. Was not impressed.

Interview Question – What would other people say about you?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Human Resources Business Partner Interview

Human Resources Business Partner
Charlotte, NC (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at TIAA-CREF.

Interview Details Very brief phone screening to determine fit - less than 20 mins. I had been referred by a current employee with a good reputation at the company. The recruiter was very personable and responsive to follow-up emails about other positions.

Interview Question – In the very brief interview, I was asked specifics about my current salary (rather than what I was seeking)   View Answer

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