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Helpful (1)

Great Company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good benefits, pay is good for consultants.

Cons

Micro Management, low opportunity for advancement, the career path for employees is very vague, no work life balance

Other Employee Reviews for TD Ameritrade

  1. Helpful (7)

    Alcatraz Would Be More Tolerable!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in DFW, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Always something to laugh at. -Pay is more than reasonable for the majority of the employees.

    Cons

    Everything! None of the positions at this company are glamorous, however a reasonable person would realize this and accept it for what it is. You are going to be on the phone all day doing a very repetitive job that will never be fun. This isn't Goldman Sachs and you will seldom have any conversation that will breach the borders of Finance 101. That being said, there is no shame in it and it certainly could be much worse. Sadly, the average employee at the company does not understand this. Most believe that they are the second coming of Gordon Gekko. I have seen employees rocking suspenders and bowties, albeit surely from JC Penney or Kohl's. Unfortunately, the corporate culture actually endorses such behavior which only proliferates the douchery. All in the good name of fun, the company has created a culture that demeans the individual. I once had to participate in an event that involved making a bridge out of toothpicks as a teambuilding event. The odd thing is you are never really on a team, because you are all on your own on the phone!! I had 7 managers in 6 years and each one was a simpleton. They will attempt to brainwash you at all costs. You will constantly be advised to work on your "brand". It's absolutely unreal. Everyday I went to work I felt like Luke Wilson in Idiocracy. Now that being said, if you are someone who is not very bright and enjoys holding on to your childhood, then by all means this is the ideal place for you. However, if you have an IQ north of 85 I would suggest seeking out other opportunities. This place will drive you insane!!

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice I can give you. It would fall on deaf ears anyways.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Lots of advancement opportunities....

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

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you work hard, you will have as much opportunity as you want. Pay is great for the work/life balance and the senior management is extremely credible. TD also believes in giving back to associates through training and better tools in the office.,

    Cons

    In order to move up, you will most likely need to relocate to other parts of country. Although this may not be as important, the company still doesn't have the respect of a big Investment Bank like Goldman or Morgan Stanley.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the values aligned towards having no conflicts of interest. This is best for the associate and the client.


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