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Sr. Business Data Analyst

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Business Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Senior Business Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Many opportunities internally to pursue various areas of interest within field of expertise. Community service oriented. Easy access to key leaders. Smart and likable employees.

Cons

Large organizations generally require a lot of red tape and paperwork to accomplish simple tasks and this is no exception. HR org. chart governs operational approval hierarchy, which doesn't always make sense in terms of getting a job done the quickest and smartest way possible.

Other Employee Reviews for TD Ameritrade

  1. Helpful (4)

    for profit company doesn't care about employees as much as they say they do

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation with bonus incentives for every level of employment. Benefits are pretty good and they have great rewards and recognition programs. There are plenty of opportunities for career development. FREE COFFEE!

    Cons

    they don't hesitate to lay people off to add a couple of cents to their EPS but at the same time spend thousands on new chairs or building renovations. they tend to expect salary employees to work 50+ hours per week instead of hiring enough people so that people can maintain a work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    care more about employees, do 360 degree reviews on all levels of the company


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good place to get your feet wet, not make money

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time

    Pros

    - Good place to get exposed to a lot - Health benefits are decent for the price - Profit sharing goes direct into 401k (on top of contributions and match) and can be substantial

    Cons

    - Yearly layoffs are the norm, remaining employees typically expected to pick up the slack. In some groups tech groups that means 60-70hr work weeks. - Pay tends to be below average for the Financial sector - Bonuses for the non-managers cap at 15% for most, then jumps to 30% if you are at the very top of the ladder. - High rate of management turnover (middle up to and including C levels), typical management lasts 2-3 years - Trouble prioritizing technical projects across the enterprise, you will have 50 #1 priorities to deliver and not really know what is most important. - Management will gut projects to get them over the line for their bonuses, workers are then stuck doing constant bubble gum/duct tape patches. - No resource planning for people, people get assigned to multiple projects where they may be required to do hundreds of hours of work in one week. This makes most projects slip for obvious reasons. - Lots of manager build silos/islands

    Advice to Management

    - Prioritize projects clearly across the board - Learn to do resource planning of people - Get a more focused vision


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