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Updated Feb 23, 2014
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Senior Relationship Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in April 2010.

Interview Details – Initially applied online, then proceeded with a 20 minute phone interview. From there, met with hiring manager then the Human Resources Manager. Next day was offered the position

Interview Question – What is one weakness you are trying to overcome?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes, I was able to negotiate. My prior experience indicated I would be able to ask for a higher pay grade.

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Investment Consultant Interview

Investment Consultant

I applied online and the process took 8 months - interviewed at TD Ameritrade.

Interview Details – Apply online, receive info on taking a personality test if you qualify, if they like your results you will get a short phone interview, then an in person interview.

Interview Question – All basic   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No matter what, you will be underpaid...

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Marketing Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Omaha, NE

I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in December 2013.

Interview Details – The recruiter called me first and then the hr contacted me twice to schedule the same interview.

Interview Question – The retail side of the business uses the STAR method-situation, task, action, result. The marketing department does not use this method. They are more like a conversation. They do not really ask questions.   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in April 2013.

Interview Details – After submitting a resume online, a lady called me and explained they were interested in getting to know more about me. She set up a time later in the week for the first interview, which was held over the phone. During the phone interview, she asked the basic questions like if you were in this situation you would do what types of questions. Then she asked my availability to make sure I would be able to work the hours they needed (20 hours/week). A few days later she called and said the first one went well so they wanted me to come in for a interview with the hiring manager. The second interview was a little intimidating since it was my first real interview. The hiring manager and another guy kept writing down notes and seemed to be unimpressed with anything I said. However, when we were done with the questions and we started talking we seemed to break the ice and lighten up a bit. When I left I didn't think I had done well enough to get the internship, but a few weeks later the lady who had interviewed me over the phone called to tell me I got the internship! The lady was always very friendly, however the two guys in the interview were rigid and not very approachable. They made it kind of uncomfortable, but I guess that's how an interview is going to be.

Interview Question – What are the core values of our company?   View Answer

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Investment Consultant Interview

Investment Consultant

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in November 2013.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview with HR manager was followed by a questionnaire to measure your sales aptitude and a phone interview with the hiring manager (Branch Manager). Nearly all the questions were about my background, skills, and experience. Was also asked several times to describe why I was interested in working at this firm and also what attracted me to the role. I was told the role consists of approximately 70% sales and 30% relationship management. It was made very clear that this role does not include any portfolio management responsibilities. The 3rd round interview is with a Branch Manager from a different office and included a 10-minute role play where I was the Investment Consultant and the Branch Manager was acting as an uninterested client that I had to persuade to become interested in the firm's products. There were lots of objections that the candidate is asked to try to overcome.

Interview Question – The most difficult question dealt with the role play in the 3rd round interview. The Branch Manager, who was acting as the client, was a very difficult customer who had absolutely no interest in learning more about ways the Investment Consultant could introduce additional products and services to the client. He gave many one word answers and was not interested in giving the Investment Consultant any room to expand the conversation.   Answer Question

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Leadership Prgram Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Jersey City, NJ

I applied through college or university and interviewed at TD Ameritrade.

Interview Details – phone interview then site

Interview Question – there was a case study with math.   Answer Question

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Investment Consultant Interview

Investment Consultant
Fort Worth, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in June 2013.

Interview Details – One interview with recruiter and two other with managers. Also took a personality assessment. Young staff of energetic managers and co-workers.

Interview Question – Tell me about your greatest sense of accomplishment.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Grass is not always greener. I like my job, work hard but also feel appreciated at TDA!

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TAS Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TD Ameritrade.

Interview Details – horrible. Too many interviews and Director level interviewers are condescending and rude

Interview Question – none - all subjective interviewing so the interviewer never got a chance to know me   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – there was none -- it was a take it or leave it

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Investment Consultant Interview

Investment Consultant
Los Angeles, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in July 2012.

Interview Details – Initial communication was great and easy interview. Full scope of role not detailed

Interview Question – Tell me about the current stock market   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – non negotiable

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Manager Interview

Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at TD Ameritrade.

Interview Details – Was recruited, interviewed, passed over and offered a lower position. They took bout 6 weeks to complete the process. They seemed disorganized, uncertain of what they wanted. First interview over the phone, second in person with 8 managers in one room, chaotic. HR recruiter did not provide accurate information regarding upward management- they seemed upset at the interviewee for an HR mistake.

Interview Question – They don't ask difficult questions because they don't know the industry that well. Seems like they hire outside the industry for management positions, who did the interview. They are looking for a specific response, not a truthful answer   Answer Question

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