TD Ameritrade
3.2 of 5 289 reviews
www.tdameritrade.com Omaha, NE 5000+ Employees

TD Ameritrade Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.2 289 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

TD Ameritrade President, CEO & Director Fred Tomczyk

Fred Tomczyk

(160 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work-life balance is good if you want to leave the office promptly at 5"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Great benefits outside of salary"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "Technical side upper management doesn't always know what is going on"
    in 12 reviews
  • "I have no idea why some reviews suggest there is a good work/life balance"
    in 5 reviews
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    Great place to work

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsStrong leadership team and culture

    Conslimited upward mobility and lower on the pay ranges

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat entry level company for college grads

    ConsSo far I am in training. Seems like a solid company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture!

    Investor Services Intern (Current Employee)
    Omaha, NE

    ProsGreat culture, people and training!

    ConsA lot of people competing for a small number of promotions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider more leadership development classes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Learning Experience

    Infrastructure Analyst (Current Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    ProsExposure to many different platforms and application suites. There is a really steep learning curve and you have to catch on quick to be successful.

    ConsManagement is very unstable and petty. Your manager one week is your co-worker the next and vice versa. Also, people tend to nurse grudges. CYA must be in your DNA to work here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead, dont manage. Too many of the managers in ThinkTECH are out of their depth and take on projects way larger that they could ever complete on budget or time. Instead of rolling up their sleeves and working with their teams to get projects done, they crack the whip and degrade and stress out their subordinates...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are laid back. My teammates are awesome. Management does a good job. A lot of events. Cafeteria food taste pretty good and is pretty cheap. You can get a lot of free stuff, if you are good at your job. Popcorn Wednesdays.

    ConsOnly having 30 minutes for lunch. It flies by way too fast. Bathrooms are always closed because they are getting cleaned. It always seems to be the one you go to. The desks are too small.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot interested in bi-weekly coaching sessions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Best

    Director (Current Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    ProsGreat people. Flat org structure. Great work-life balance. Management really cares about its employees. Best company I've ever worked for.

    ConsAlways getting mixed up with TD Bank which is an entirely different company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Isn't worth your integrity!

    Client Services Representative (Current Employee)
    Omaha, NE

    ProsFree coffee, food and snacks

    ConsHighly unorganized, nepotism, managers not qualified to answer questions and provide solutions, resources scattered, out of date and highly useless. Brokers were harsh and rude to customers...highly unprofessional. Lack of any real direction on company goals. Culture was very scattered on all types of issues, systems and procedures.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet you head out of the pot of gold for one second to see your managers are not qualified.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    National Branch Investment Consultant - Omaha

    Investment Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsGenerally good people, your colleagues, that you work with
    Good benefits
    Strong brand, especially in Omaha
    Decent salary for a sales position, potential to make substantial salary

    ConsHigh turnover…I did the job for 2 years/9 mos, and of the 45 people in the national branch when I started, there were maybe 8-10 left at the end of my 3 years.
    Unable to really move anywhere except branch mgmt…and unless you wanted to move, not too attractive.
    Even if you did want to move into branch mgmt, you better start your brown-nosing on day one
    Some managers non-existent, some ultra micro managers, and the higher level mgmt didn't really offer any guidance. Branch managers mainly concerned with keeping their cushy jobs, which consisted of meetings about other meetings, being on their blackberry's, and figuring out ways to appease the IC's without actually figuring anything out and/or solving any issues.
    A what have you done for me lately philosophy. They say it's about building relationships but you don't benefit from creating them. No trailers, paid to sell sell sell. If you already have the majority of a clients business, they want you to keep in contact, and you get dinged on money leaving, but there's no benefit to the IC if no new business opportunity.
    If you take a seat, pray you don't have a couple of sub-par quarters in a row. You can still bonus, but it you don't get enough of some "blended" score they have you will be shown the door.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor branch/sales mgmt….have some clear direction, and when you change the comp plan every single year make it transparent. True, one can figure it out, but it doesn't need to be so convoluted.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing company. 10/10 would apply again!

    Software Support Engineer I (Current Employee)
    Omaha, NE

    ProsThe benefits are outstanding, and the people were great to work with.

    ConsVery complicated environment, which can be intimidating to new hires.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your direct reports. They do the work, so they have their ears close to the ground.

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    Fun, fast paced and educational

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscompetitive salary, fun atmosphere,

    Consupward mobility limited, job limitations due to extremely high compliance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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