TD Ameritrade

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TD Ameritrade Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
345 Reviews
3.5
345 Reviews
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TD Ameritrade President, CEO & Director Fred Tomczyk
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188 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is good if you want to leave the office promptly at 5 (in 21 reviews)

  • Great benefits outside of salary (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • No sick pay, multiple upper management positions for single teams, TPS reports (in 13 reviews)

  • In our department (Coaching) you are not conservative you might be looked down upon by middle management (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best overall fit for financial professional

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

    I worked at TD Ameritrade

    Pros

    The people, the process, the investment choices, always put the clients first, EXCELLENT compensation for above average performers. Never once did I feel I wasn't doing what was truly best for my clients. Many options for clients to choose from whether they are self directed or are seeking guidance. Top notch place to work and upper level management seems to always come up with new ways to improve the client and associate experience.

    Cons

    Sat here for 15 minutes trying to find them and frankly I would be reaching, so not many at all. Great experience for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the great culture, allowing Investment Consultants to find heir own way to be successful, and keep bringing new excellent tools and resources for clients to utilize

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary, fun environment and great technology. There have been many good and fun paople that have worked here over the years. There are also good education opportunities.

    Cons

    Once in a while, they will come in and take away some of the bonus or perks. Also the location is really not all that close to any good transportation options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stability in long term pay structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    As a financial representative, the role is a service to sales job. Worked as a team develop each other.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade

    Pros

    Great Culture
    Great Core Values
    Good Flexibility
    Professional Network
    Transparent
    Problem Solving Experience

    Cons

    Sales Driven
    Office Culture can be bias
    There's a lack of accountability.
    Difficult to get certain problems fixed due to the nature of the industry.
    Highly regulated and stressful for those who can't handle the pressure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade

    Pros

    Quality People and Financially stable

    Cons

    Don't pay as much as full fledged brokerages

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Company-Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to gain experience and establish skills
    Opportunity for growth
    Great company culture

    Cons

    Entry level positions are on the retail side with the call center; not the most exciting of positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    TD Ameritrade

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

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are great.

    Cons

    There is not much growth in pay wise with the company. Merit raise was not much every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase more better job opportunities and increase the pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good not great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They paid me to get my series 7 and 63, something I found impossible to find on my way out of college. Every brokerage I applied at wanted someone with them already for an entry level job. Kinda mutually exclusive the way the industry works. Definitely opportunity for advancement, most people above me right now are not much older or have only been there a minimal number of years.

    Cons

    Only 3 weeks vacation a year, get stuck with some holidays not as holiday pay if that is your normal shift. For a brokerage firm a .5 percent match up to 6 is pretty embarrassing compared to other firms especially being in the industry. Beginning training was tough on some of my class because they weren't prepared to handle incoming client calls. It might be because a lot of my coworkers don't have a finance backround/degree and no general interest in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please up the 401k match, currently losing to Fidelity, Vanguard, Merrill and even Mcdonalds. That's not something to be proud about. Also a greater discount on employee brokerage accounts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good place to work and build a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are good opportunities for growth on the job and to transition into other roles. Good work - life balance. Physical office space is LEED Platinum.

    Cons

    Teams are in multiple geographic locations, mostly as the result of mergers and acquisitions. This is not a significant problem but can pose some challenges to productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TD Ameritrade full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sales incentive is robust if you want to do the work. Helping clients and finding solutions for them is rewarding. Lots of locations to move up in your career. Dallas, NJ, Omaha, Chicago, Salt Lake City. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Lean management practices seem to have the branches slowing down versus being more efficient. Had some turnover over the last two years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TD Ameritrade full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great place to get deeply involved quickly and terrific work life blance.

    Cons

    Pay tends to be middle of the road. To get a significant increase you may need to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to compensate top performers inline with competition. You are falling behind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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