I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TD Ameritrade.
Interview Details – Met with branch manager, then regional manger. Needed to sell myself just like any other interview. Provided them with a rundown of resume and reasons for leaving current position and why I was interested in the role at TD.
Interview Question – why do you want to do this job? View Answer
Negotiation Details – straight up base, no negotiation on base and bonus structure. 55k was highest base at the time and bonus changed every year from national
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in April 2013.
Interview Details – Met with Branch Manager for about 1.5 hours. Came back and met with two Investment Consultants for like 30 minutes then talked to the Branch Manager for another 15-20 minutes. Offer received within 2 weeks.
Interview Question – Role Play - How would you sell to a client looking for information Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Was not a fan of how pushy they were for me to accept their offer.
I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in April 2013.
Interview Details – Phone discussion, meeting branch manager, meeting regional manager, phone interviews with other managers. Took way too long and was repetitive. For this type of job, that degree of scrutiny is totally unnecessary and a waste of potential employees time.
Interview Question – Improper focus of questions that were irrelevant to job function View Answer
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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TD Ameritrade.
Interview Details – Hiring manager was not very interested in my background, just wanted to know if I could make lots of calls to existing TD clients everyday. Told me it was easy gig and I could leave at 2pm if I hit my goals. This turned out to be untrue. Also, had phone interviews with Regional Mgr., who talked most if the time and told me how easy it was to make $100k. Also, turned out to be untrue.
Interview Question – No real direct questions asked. Really. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in February 2012.
Interview Details – got a call from recruiter and discussed position. met with branch manager and then regional manager. accepted offer after 2nd interview
Negotiation Details – The base salary only goes to $55k, take it, and if not offered that much insist you get paid this amount. The bonus structure is limited and changes on an annual basis
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in May 2010.
Interview Details – After submitting resume on-line I was contacted by Branch Manager for an interview. Branch manager conducted the entire process. 1st interview was an hour. No tough questions, just around what I knew about company and how I performed at previous firm. It was a get to know you session. I was called back for a second interview th following week. A little more talk about previous performance and was then told about pay structure. I asked for the job and was hired on the spot to start in 2 weeks after they check references and my u4.
Interview Question – Asked about my specific performance numbers from previous employer. Number of clients, size of book, and sales numbers. Should have been more prepared with specific numbers. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation on pay, but found out later I could have asked for 5k higher salary based on prior industry experience.
The process took 2 days - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in September 2009.
Interview Details –
I found the job listing on the career sites (indeed, monster etc) and put in my application online. I was called the same day for a phone interview with the local branch manager. After we spoke he emailed me a Sales Key test. The test was 244 questions and it took about 30 minutes to complete. The next day I went in for a 1:1 interview with the branch manager.
The way I understood the position you will be spending 70-80% of your time on the phone calling warm leads and doing business most sales over the phone. Walkin and in person appointments are not as common. The position appears to be 90% sales and very little admin/service work. The base pay for this position is around 40k with quarterly bonus potential. I also found out the salary range for the customer service person is around 39k with small bonus.
The office was very modern and everyone had offices. It seem very quiet and no customers where in the lobby while I was there.
The process took a day - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in August 2009.
Interview Details – In the end the firm just didn't feel like a fit for me. The manager I met with basically told me that the firm is just positioning itself into a new market and they are still ironing out the training process. I felt like it was a little too rookie for me at this point in my career. They also have no access to insurance. I have a planning background and don't see how one could logically plan estates and such without it.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself. Answer Question
The process took 5 days - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in July 2009.
Interview Details – After connecting with the branch manager, he explained the first step would be a phone interview which we scheduled for another day. Phone interview lasted about 20-30 minutes. I was asked about my experience and background, why I wanted to work for TD Ameritrade, situational questions, my professional goals, and performance expectations of the role. Phone interview went well enough that I was invited to a 1:1 in-person interview at the branch office. Upon arrival, I had to complete an employment application, then I was directed to an empty office to complete a computer-based sales assessment (1 hour long). Met with the branch manager to discuss in more detail my experience, goals, work ethic, examples of success and how accomplished. I was then instructed to contact all the Investment Consultants to ask them questions about the role. I made the calls, then attempted to follow-up with the branch manager, eventually having to leave a voicemail. He never returned the call. Through an inside contact, I learned there was never an opening; the branch manager simply likes to interview candidates in order to develop a pipeline of prospects in case one of his employees leaves the company. Disappointing because the branch manager represented himself as if there was an actual job opening.
Interview Question – Tell me about a bad manager you had in the past? View Answer
The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at TD Ameritrade in June 2009.
Interview Details – Phone interview with hiring Branch Manager, followed by one on one interview in person. Then was interviewed by other Consultants in the office on a one on one basis, followed by another interview with the Branch Manager and a personality test. It was important to the hiring manager that I would fit in with the team and that I was coachable. Everyone was honest and up front about the position, they even had me interview with an Investment Consultant who was leaving the firm to insure the position was "right for me."
Interview Question – There was no difficult or unexpected questions, it was more along the lines of a conversation type interview. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Comp was non-negotiable, everyone Consultant is on the same plan.
Pros: Great benefits, decent pay and nice facilities. The people that work there are generally very talented and drink the kool-aid in the first year, so they are a pleasure to work with. – Full Review
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