TD Ameritrade Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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TD Ameritrade President, CEO & Director Fred Tomczyk
Fred Tomczyk
53 Ratings

Pros
  • Work-life balance is good if you want to leave the office promptly at 5 (in 21 reviews)

  • Great benefits outside of salary (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Technical side upper management doesn't always know what is going on (in 13 reviews)

  • In our department (Coaching) you are not conservative you might be looked down upon by middle management (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Good company for Work Life Balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Development Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance Quarterly Bonus Structure Great Benefits

    Cons

    some managers macro manage and don't promote within or give team members more responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    mandatory training for all line manager for communications & motivate teams.


  2. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at TD Ameritrade

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The culture made by the people is great.

    Cons

    raised targets with lower pay.


  3. It's ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's among the best employers in omaha.

    Cons

    Very focused on near term goals and earnings.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be stingy with pay and promotion.


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  5. Senior Relationship Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade

    Pros

    hours are flexible and no weekends

    Cons

    lower pay as compared to the competition


  6. Helpful (1)

    Solid Company - Not the Best & Brightest

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at TD Ameritrade full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance; they are doing a nice job of developing an engaged culture for the broad base of employees and increasing their involvement in the community.

    Cons

    "Good enough" is good enough a lot of the time, when much higher standards could be set, expected and achieved -- there is even negative pushback at times against individuals and groups who are more focused, intense and have a stronger work ethic. Way too much time/value put on polishing people's "personal brand" vs. actually making stuff happen.

    Advice to Management

    Set higher standards and expectations. Get rid of the "personal brand", individualistic mentality and focus on developing, communicating and following a long-term strategy that involves creating top-quality businesses, programs, products focused on customers.


  7. Lack of support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant in Margate, FL
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant in Margate, FL

    I worked at TD Ameritrade full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice company to work for . The benefits and pay are pretty good, even if most of your bonus is in company stock.

    Cons

    Lack of support for investment consultants. You have goals to make and selling managed money is easy but there is not enough support personal.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more support personal, amerivesr is a good program but more people answering the phone helps. Also add insurance products!


  8. Helpful (1)

    I loved working there for years, but they decided to increase targets too high and micromanage to the nth degree.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Investment Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Branch Investment Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at TD Ameritrade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great clients, good pay, great tools, great service. Over all was a great place to work. Learned a lot over the years and enjoyed my co-workers.

    Cons

    MICROMANAGEMENT!!! Higher goals every year with less pay, no clear career path to better positions. New management is more interested in paying them self's more and taking from the employees that make the firm successful. Very sad that they lost their way. Many good and loyal employees left due to their greed. Shame on them!!

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue!!! You are where you are now, because of great employee that built the company over many years and you just pushed them aside. You will see less and less business coming your way, clients will get tired of the endless harassment. Balance is the key to long term success and capital appreciation. Not squeezing the life out of your most important asset, the employees!!! Duhhhh!!


  9. Client Services

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Client Service Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back environment, gives you time to study for exams on company hours

    Cons

    Abysmal back office who constantly messes up means the majority of your time is spent fixing mistakes, none of which being your own


  10. Great job.....if you're not stuck in a call center.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TD Ameritrade full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of individuals to work with. Good management for the most part.

    Cons

    Working in a call center can absolutely suck if you are there for a long time.....call center burnout is inevitable. Office politics still exist, but not as bad as it was back in the late 90's and early 2000's at EBCS.

    Advice to Management

    Call Center jobs suck, find ways to make them more appealing and interesting.


  11. Good, Bad, Ugly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at TD Ameritrade

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training, Sales leads, CRM, and phone system are good. They have alot of essentials to be a salesman. Great place to start a financial career and move on after learning the ropes in 1 to 2 years time frame.

    Cons

    Pay and sales goals. For having such high sales goals, the pay doesn't follow. It's more of a Canadian bank than a Wall St firm. The pay doesn't match the goals they want you to achieve. Definitely not Wall St. material.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce layer after layer of unnecessary management. The management is more worried about their management job than their office staff. If you don't pay the employees, you won't retain them.



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