TD Ameritrade Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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TD Ameritrade President, CEO & Director Fred Tomczyk
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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
  • Technical side upper management doesn't always know what is going on (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. A great Company to work for

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

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, day to day environment is great, pay, people

    Cons

    hard to get into management

    Advice to Management

    PFP program is totally subjective by your manager, this system is very flawed.


  2. Good Environemnt, out in the boonhills

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

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance at entry/middle-professional level. Accurate at identifying and rewarding talent. Makes sincere attempts to engage associates.

    Cons

    Cliquish. Internal systems are frustrating to use. Can be difficult to work across business groups. Pay is low.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology and talent. Increase pay.


  3. Great company but there is always room for improvement.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked in the back office or brokerage operation side of TDA during my whole time of employment there. Overall it is satisfying, it rare for a company to allow its employees to have time to develop their skill set. They also provide a website that you can access from home called e learning. From this website you can learn a variety of things, from business/ management classes to SQL and Microsoft office certifications. You just need the motivation to do it. Nothing is handed to you here.

    Cons

    This company has yet to find its groove when it comes to the brokerage operation side of the business. They ask for ideas from everyone but does not have the technological support to accomplish the associates great ideas in a timely manner. Engagement drops as communication of these delays are not always provided. In summary, TDA suffers from growing pains. There are many conflicting processes as each department have their own procedures and those are typically not communicated as the knowledge are kept accordingly to the varying departments. Talks of change in the air, just wonder when is it actually going to be implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Help your team see the bigger picture. Your team will be more engaged if they understand the importance of their job and see how their efforts directly impact the client and the firm. Transparency across all levels of the business will stop the unnecessary gossip and help focus everyone's attention to what matters.


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  5. Great company

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

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to learn and aquire skills.

    Cons

    Turn around rate, more products


  6. Investment Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great compensation with the ability to hit realistic production numbers to attain high end of the quarter bonus amounts

    Cons

    The management on at a micro level is poor, as well as the focus on production metrics is often saturated by having daily meetings.

    Advice to Management

    I would say to the upper level management to continue with the good job, however have some more support for the lower level management to help cut turnover within the branches


  7. Human Resources

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Jersey City, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Financial Industry, Technology, Work Environment

    Cons

    Management can be very hit or miss

    Advice to Management

    All Senior managers should have skip level meetings 1x/quarter.


  8. Good Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time

    Pros

    Culture is great. Relaxed. Have opportunities for growth. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Compensation. Some constraints with budgets. Along with any company, politics do play a role.


  9. New Client Development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

    good people who work there, company is a open to feedback to make it better

    Cons

    to much micro managing, seems to behind in technology

    Advice to Management

    stop changing the comp plan all the time to what seems like to pay us less


  10. Trading Operations Analyst

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

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Culture, awesome people, a company that's success is accelerating exponentially. Of the online brokerage firms, likely the best at treating employees with respect and rewarding success.

    Cons

    Like many companies, a focus on delivering more to shareholders has seen the once fantastic benefits and perks be diminished year after year for the entry and lower level employees. Management and career employees still get excellent compensation and perks.

    Advice to Management

    None, Management is great at recognizing, rewarding, and encouraging growth and success.


  11. Great place to work!

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

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

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

    Pros

    TD goes out of its way for its employees. Time off is encouraged and wages are reviewed to the current market periodically.

    Cons

    Work atmosphere can be a little to enthusiastic at times, but really its not a bad thing.



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