TD Ameritrade
3.2 of 5 273 reviews
www.tdameritrade.com Omaha, NE 5000+ Employees

TD Ameritrade Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 273 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

TD Ameritrade President, CEO & Director Fred Tomczyk

Fred Tomczyk

(148 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work-life balance is good if you want to leave the office promptly at 5"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Great benefits outside of salary"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "Little opportunity for advancement without relocating to Texas or Omaha where the headquarters are"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Technical side upper management doesn't always know what is going on"
    in 12 reviews
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Great company!

Investment Consultant (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time for more than 3 years

ProsManagement cares and listens to their employees opinions. Friendly co-workers. Fun culture! Sales roles have good salary but also quarterly bonuses with opportunity for yearly bonuses and trips as well!

ConsHard work but with great rewards!

Advice to Senior ManagementGet the word out to others about our company!

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

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Transfer Analyst (Former Employee)
Omaha, NE

I worked at TD Ameritrade full-time for less than a year

ProsNice management staff and coworkers

ConsEarly shift. Felt like I was being watched over by Big Brother. Had to always report what we were doing (i.e. if we went to the bathroom, went to lunch, went to grab a coffee in the lounge). Felt like I couldn't go to the bathroom more than one or two times. Not a job for you if you are an active person.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If you are an IC, you will be forced to quit within 2 years if you aren't at 75% of goal each quarter.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time

ProsGood coworkers, can make some good bonuses

ConsUnrealistic goals, shove products down clients' throats, micromanaged daily and sometimes by the hour, constantly at gunpoint

Advice to Senior ManagementGoals have increased by over 130% over the past 5 years, has the wealth in society increased that much? Why do IC's have the same goals in Denver as NY City? Isn't there a huge income/population difference? When 10% of the firm hit's the targets, isn't that a bad sign? A recent conference call for the year end, discussing the pay decreases we all received and mentioning the word "Shareholders" 63 times is a big problem. In my region, turnover is 40% over the past 2 years. You used to make 100k a year in this job easily, now you have to work over 40 hours a week and work on Saturdays in order to just hit that pay grid.

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

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hard work, good reward

Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time for more than 3 years

Prosthe harder you work the more you get, bottom line. Not a place for slackers or ducks

ConsNot a place for slackers or ducks

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the path

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Decent company to work for overall but pay could be better.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIndividual business unit is a great place to work and has very good managers. You are not required to work overtime unless you want to.

ConsCompany pay scale is low. Jobs are hard to find in the financial services industry and the company takes advantage of that fact.

Advice to Senior ManagementShare some of the record profits with the employees.

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

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Not bad and nothing more

Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFamily friendly, flexibility, no crazy deadlines, can go to the gym in lunch time

ConsHard to get a promotion, tiny merit increases, don't use competitive technologies, behind competitors, corporate overhead.

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

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HR environment is horrible

Talent Acquisition Support Representative (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time for more than 3 years

Prosthere really are not any pros more so than any other company, such as benefits are standard, pay is standard.

Conscompany hires externally instead of promoting tenured employees. "promise" a quarterly PFP of at least 15% but then tell you that you cannot get that because the scale has gone down. Managers and Directors that are not leaders and cannot coach their teams. HR Management team thinks very highly of themselves and are not approachable even though they say they are.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the front line employees. Promote from within and if you don't think someone is promotable, that is the fault of the manager for not growing their employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ok

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at TD Ameritrade

ProsSales training was good and consistent

ConsPower in the wrong hands

Advice to Senior ManagementNot everything is as it seems

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turnover

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at TD Ameritrade full-time

Prosbig media budgets allow some freedom

Conslack of continuity in management and vision --> inconsistency

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place for people with ambition

Investment Consultant (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at TD Ameritrade full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGrowing organization, very competitive (both in wages and products and services offered)

ConsLimited growth unless you work at one of the three main investor centers

Advice to Senior ManagementDeeper insight and reasoning when new initiatives are rolled out

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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