TD Ameritrade Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. TDAmeritrade

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at TD Ameritrade full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career.

    Cons

    Not a great place to stay until retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your front line


  2. Good experience, room for advancement if you perform

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Ma in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Relationship Ma in Fort Worth, TX

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

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

    Pros

    They treat there employees well and try and take good care of them. They were flexible with me when I needed time off.

    Cons

    The pay was fair but I had a terrible commute. You are really a customer service rep and not a RM.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Slow decline

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are great and the teamwork is second to none. The pay wasn't bad and the benefits were okay. I was promoted 4 times in 5 years, so upward mobility is possible.

    Cons

    130% increase in sales targets for the same pay, which means more hours have to be worked. When I started 5 years ago, the employees came first, but now shareholders come first. That'd be fine and dandy, if all employees had stock options and not just senior management. Bonuses have been declining for the last 3 years and you've had layoffs, while your CEO announces a record bonus for himself(not a good idea for moral). No trails on sales, no benefit for keeping clients satisfied, encouraged to churn clients since it's the only way to get sales commissions.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at your turnover. The 90% retention was a bragging point in 2009 and the industry was bleeding reps. Now that it's around 70%, you might want to concentrate on retaining the talent that made it possible for you to reach those "record breaking quarters" you've been having. If a manager has 80% turnover annually, it's probably a lack of management skills and should look to replace them. You're nothing without your employees. Do not lie to your employees, EVER. I was happy for 5 years and then was lied to and promised all kinds of things in a new role that went bust in 6 months and when I mentioned I'd like to go back to my previous role, I was told "too bad".


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great people! great place to start and learn about the industry

    Cons

    limited growth for non-sales people


  6. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong leadership team and culture

    Cons

    limited upward mobility and lower on the pay ranges


  7. Helpful (2)

    Learned a lot, but TD will always be minor leagues of financial services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Definitely some good and professional people. Also, if you like working for an underdog, TD is constantly trying to nip at the heels of the Schwabs and Fidelities of the world. Access to very good trading education for those who desire to trade stocks and options.

    Cons

    The C suite condones a lot of the clique executive management behavior. I've seen a lot of really good people pushed out because of a small group of holier than thou execs who don't/won't demonstrate managerial courage. If you want a place where exec management subscribes to the group-think means of organizational development, work here.

    Advice to Management

    Get some back bone. Stop being influenced by every piece of critical feedback you receive. Have conversations about issues and people concerns in an authentic and on the table manner. No more backhanded comments - tell it like it is, that's what people want and expect. Exec management, act like adults and stop the gossipy, clicky behavior.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Just a job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transfer Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Transfer Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Just a job to get the bills paid. Nothing more...

    Cons

    Advancements aren't based off of experience, education or job knowledge.


  9. Great Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Broker in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Broker in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tons of great opportunities here

    Cons

    There is nothing bad here


  10. Helpful (2)

    Micro Management City

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits outside of salary

    Cons

    No sick pay, multiple upper management positions for single teams, TPS reports

    Advice to Management

    Get off the high horse


  11. Helpful (4)

    Terribly Low Compensation, Severely Low Options to move up

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Room Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Order Room Representative in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers were very good people, and created a great work environment.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership was terrible. Individuals in the senior management and up category rarely have a clue about what the job is of the people that they represent. Manager and assistant manager jobs go to people that aren't the best workers or have the best track record--they generally go to those that went out to lunch or drinks all the time with those that promoted them.

    This is a good start if you are 21 years old and want to suck them dry for the license options and move on. Most people do go that route.



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