TD Ameritrade Reviews

Updated June 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
  • 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. Customer service

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and chance to grow with information very imp to starte

    Cons

    Time off rare bad hrs mgr not always responsives but overall excellent place to work long teem

    Advice to Management

    Na

  2. Solid Company - Not the Best & Brightest

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Jersey City, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance; they are doing a nice job of developing an engaged culture for the broad base of employees and increasing their involvement in the community.

    Cons

    "Good enough" is good enough a lot of the time, when much higher standards could be set, expected and achieved -- there is even negative pushback at times against individuals and groups who are more focused, intense and have a stronger work ethic. Way too much time/value put on polishing people's "personal brand" vs. actually making stuff happen.

    Advice to Management

    Set higher standards and expectations. Get rid of the "personal brand", individualistic mentality and focus on developing, communicating and following a long-term strategy that involves creating top-quality businesses, programs, products focused on customers.

  3. Great career starter or switching careers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade

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

    Pros

    Training and licenses paid for.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't that great!!! More vacation days.

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  5. No Paid Sick days for Employees/Children, No Annual Childcare Discounts

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Licenses, Experience, People; If you do not have children and never get sick you can actually use your vacation days!

    Cons

    No Sick Days, No Childcare Discount, No Help For Childcare During Inclement Weather; Director disconnect in how policies affect employees

    Advice to Management

    If People Matter is a core value, then providing childcare discounts and sick days should be part of your compensation package. When daycares are closed due to inclement weather, schools are closed due to inclement weather. Any paid time off you have to save for snowstorms, or if you or your children get sick. No help from TD Ameritrade. I need to look for an employer with real childcare benefits if I ever want to take a vacation or save more money. HUGE dissatisfier. Firm used to offer 10% discount for childcare and retention bonuses. Now you can leave your children at a random daycare for up to 10 days at a discounted rate-- and thats it no other childcare discounts. Ten maximum days, good luck with that!! The longer I've been here the less monetary compensation in total benefits I've received. Daycare is a large expense, better has ended...

    TD Ameritrade Response

    Jun 1, 2015Manager, Talent Acquisition Strategy

    At TD Ameritrade we work hard to create an environment that provides as much flexibility as possible for our employees. While we do not have dedicated “sick” time, we do have a paid-time-off (“PTO ... More

  6. Lack of support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant in Margate, FL
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant in Margate, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work for . The benefits and pay are pretty good, even if most of your bonus is in company stock.

    Cons

    Lack of support for investment consultants. You have goals to make and selling managed money is easy but there is not enough support personal.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more support personal, amerivesr is a good program but more people answering the phone helps. Also add insurance products!

  7. TD Ameritrade Review

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    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist
    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist

    I worked at TD Ameritrade

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great management and people
    -Structured processes
    -Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Over exerted
    That's about it.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Bilingual Chinese/English Financial Rep Trainee

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    Former Employee - English Financial Representative Trainee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - English Financial Representative Trainee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at TD Ameritrade (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    everything is good, people are nice, and free work style

    Cons

    maybe the break time is not enough, only 30 mins to lunch

  9. Investment Consultant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant

    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

    Great work life balance. Compensation for high performers is good. Endless stream of clients to call, build relationships with and cultivate business. Strong upper management and leadership. Enough products to satisfy majority of client needs. Constant change and evolution to keep up with changing industry landscape. Highly skilled and talented sales force.

    Cons

    Miserable place for non-performers, complainers, and complacent sales people. Technology needs to be more stable and better reporting for clients. You must be able to maintain high level of activity and be open to constantly improving your skills or you will be micro-managed. Goals move higher every year and can be overwhelming for sales people who think they are owed something for the work they've done in the past and are unwilling to up their game.

    Advice to Management

    Train and give us the ability to truly be an advisor to the clients. Position the IC role and advice solutions more in marketing. Mandate more sales training and mentorship to help middle level ICs improve their skills. Create more options for IC career path.

  10. Painful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at TD Ameritrade

    Pros

    Free trail mix and that is all I can think of but I am forced to write a minimum of twenty words

    Cons

    Everything except the previously mentioned trail mix....it had M&Ms in it. Wait, that isn't healthy! Scratch the pros......It is a really god awful environment that promotes stupidity

    Advice to Management

    Wow....get an education. A series 7 does not constitute financial mastery.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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, working environment, people I work with, management, pay and extras

    Cons

    They have stretched IT to the limit... you will be busy and sometimes stressed

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Expand your teams 10% in IT.


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