Ameriprise Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Ameriprise Chairman & CEO Jim Cracchiolo
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Pros
  • Good work life balance culture within the company (in 39 reviews)

  • This internship is usually help by someone looking into joining the financial planning or a related field (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance - expect 60 (in 21 reviews)

  • Long hours, no work life balance (in 19 reviews)

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  1. executive assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ameriprise

    Pros

    good pay, able to mingle with clients and learn from the CEO

    Cons

    nothing to complain about, enjoyed my experience and learned alot


  2. Office Manager/Client Service Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager/Client Service Specialist in Trenton, GA
    Current Employee - Office Manager/Client Service Specialist in Trenton, GA

    I have been working at Ameriprise full-time

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

    Pros

    Constantly growing and training on the latest technology. Keep systems current and up to date.

    Cons

    Having to learn the latest technology and keep up with the day to day tasks. Sometimes technology doesn't work as planned and you have to improvise with clients to get your job completed.

    Advice to Management

    Call times sometimes could be faster when calling HO.


  3. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ameriprise full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance culture.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


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    Strong Twin Cities Financial Services Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - IT Director in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Ameriprise full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large Technology organization with opportunity for focus broadly or narrowly based on your technical focus and even more opportunity outside of Information Technology across business units Conservative approach but willingness to explore new technologies, although with that conservative approach requiring a compelling case to go beyond exploration towards implementation

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions sometimes getting mired down in analysis paralysis. Heavily relying upon partners which leads to some areas having very little practical knowledge of the areas of technology they deliver towards

    Advice to Management

    Focus on driving tangible priorities, the vague goals top down do not drive results.


  6. Registered Client Service Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Client Service Associate in Rosemont, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Challenges me, top firm for financial planning, excellent home office support

    Cons

    lot to learn in the first 3 years in the Finance industry

    Advice to Management

    Think Big- we are a leader in financial planning and have a very bright future


  7. Events Photography

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Ameriprise (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to photograph big events for one of the top financial company in San Francisco.

    Cons

    The financial world is definitely different than art and design field, the vibe is different; however, it was still a great opportunity to be apart of something big.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the events going, it is a great way to net work for all attendees.


  8. Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Ameriprise (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, love the work life balance

    Cons

    not a lot of career progression opportunities


  9. Financial Advisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Ameriprise

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

    Pros

    job security in a growing, high demand field.

    Cons

    Later hours do not accommodate for young kids at home

    Advice to Management

    Need to allow for more advisor communication to discover best practicesz


  10. P2 financial advisor/franchise owner

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Ameriprise full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful autonomy for building your franchise. Excellent training and support from leaders. Great environment to work within.

    Cons

    Less women in leadership than men. Definitely an old boys network with some advancement given to that club.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working As you do now. It works. Remember how you built the business and be careful you don't exclude the lower account values. Maybe don't charge higher fees to the accounts under 500,000. Richer pay less and poorer pay more fees which is not a fair system. A greedy system comes full circle. Look at Merrill lynch.


  11. Good experience for getting into profession

    Former Employee - Paraplanner
    Former Employee - Paraplanner

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

    Pros

    Has been great for me for entry level and then learning and growing, my experience here has been positive with an involved boss - though every practice runs differently in the AFG (franchise) side of the business

    Cons

    AFG offices don't run as cohesively as the P1 side as every advisor has their own way of doing things, the company has been a bit slow to get into better use of technology (slow to accept scanned checks, slow to e-signature, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    It's very difficult to explain some of the fees that Ameriprise charges for certain things to the clients. Some of the things, like a wire fee, are standard bank fees - but this isn't a standard bank. The clients are already paying excess fees just to have their money in a brokerage account at Ameriprise or in a wrap account, and then you charge the same fee that a bank would for someone to send a wire from their basic free checking account. Clients feel a bit nickel and dimed.



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