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Scottrade Overview

Saint Louis, MO
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Brokerage Services
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Scottrade, Inc., a leading financial services firm, partners with more than three million retail clients to provide the trading services and investment solutions they need to overcome barriers to financial success. Founded in 1980, Scottrade pairs its large nationwide branch ... Read more

Mission: A leading financial services firm founded in 1980, Scottrade’s mission is to improve lives by helping people overcome barriers to financial success. Through a large, nationwide branch network, Scottrade partners with millions of clients, offering them the solutions and ... Read more

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Best Places to Work: 2012 (#48), 2011 (#27), 2010 (#31)

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Scottrade – Why Work For Us?

Our mission is simple: We’re a leading financial services firm dedicated to improving people’s lives.


Top 3 Reasons to Work at Scottrade

The Culture

An active open-door policy keeps our corporate culture successful.  We believe friendliness is a cornerstone of good customer service, so it’s easy to see why most of our associates consider each other friends. We also believe that a healthy work-life balance is essential to a productive time at work, and we strive to give each associate the resources to achieve that balance.

The Mission

Our mission to help individual investors overcome financial barriers to success can only be accomplished through the collaborative efforts of a wide variety of teams. From information technology and business development to marketing, financial analysis and investment consulting, Scottrade associates are bringing their different skill sets together to help improve the lives of our clients.

The Opportunity

Our Learning and Development department designs, supports and delivers ongoing in-depth training for interns and associates, including a licensing program, Customer Relationship Program and advanced broker training, just to name a few. With an extensive nationwide branch network and corporate offices near St. Louis and Denver, we offer flexibility to transfer between roles and departments. At Scottrade, you truly have the opportunity to learn, grow, innovate and make an impact.

Our Mission: Improve lives by helping people overcome barriers to financial success.

As one of the pioneers in online investing, Scottrade was founded on providing market access at a fair and reasonable price. We allowed our clients to take charge of their decisions and to experience a personal sense of accomplishment.

Now, we are empowering a new age of investors by providing more guidance and investing options. We create solutions that meet the needs of our clients and encourage them to plan for the future.

Scottrade associates are paid a competitive base salary with the eligibility of a semi-annual bonus, which is based on company profits and associate performance. In addition to semi-annual bonuses, associates may be eligible for separate incentive programs. In some cases, associates can be eligible for both the semi-annual bonus and the incentive program.

We offer medical benefits through a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan with a nationwide network. Although our plans offer in- and out-of-network benefits, our associates are able to choose a physician/facility from a select group of providers that offer quality health care at a reasonable cost.

Dental coverage is available to all associates, and our two-tiered plan allows you to select the best plan based on what you need. Vision is also available to eligible full-time associates free of charge, with broad access to doctors across the nation.

We offer a flexible schedule with paid market holidays, flex schedules and paid sick time to help with work-life balance. In addition, eligible employees can roll over a percentage of unused sick and vacation time annually to ensure that hard work is rewarded.

Scottrade offers a variety of wellness programs to foster the health and well-being of associates. Basic life insurance, as well as accidental death & dismemberment insurance, is provided to all Scottrade associates at no cost. Our policies will ensure your family is covered in the worst-case scenarios. We also offer associates income protection if disability or injury prevents you from working for a period of time.

Eligible associates can participate in tax-advantaged accounts to pay for eligible out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax dollars. We offer multiple choices to cover a variety of costs.

Scottrade’s 401(k) plan is designed to help associates prepare for the future. At Scottrade, we help our clients invest and save for the future; it’s no different for our associates.

Additionally, there are a variety of programs designed to support more specialized needs, from tuition reimbursement and adoption assistance to a charitable giving program. We continuously update our programs to provide a comprehensive compensation package that helps our associates feel fulfilled and valued.

At Scottrade, we believe our associates are our greatest assets. We take pride in hiring those who are inquisitive, experienced, outgoing and love to learn. If you’re looking to start your career or transfer to a new one, let us help you get started.

Opportunities don’t end once you’re hired. Our ongoing commitment to continuing education, training, professional growth and development makes Scottrade a rewarding place to work.

We want our associates to feel empowered to grow throughout their career with us. When you join with Scottrade, your career with us is just beginning. Each associate is evaluated regularly and has the opportunity to grow and advance within the company.

Many of our management-level associates started small and grew their careers into something big. We actively promote from within and encourage all associates to apply for open positions that interest them inside Scottrade.

Along with promoting from within the company, Scottrade helps our associates develop their careers in meaningful ways. You’re not locked into the first position you take with us and can always move up in our company.

From the earliest days on the job, you’ll get assistance and support from your supervisors and colleagues, which opens opportunities to learn and grow in the organization. Whether it’s obtaining securities registration, or attending conferences and workshops around the country, we want to foster an environment of continued learning and professional development.

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    I have really enjoyed my time at Scottrade. Everyone was professional and my direct manager was a great coach. I will truly miss this place and the people.


    With the sale to TD Ameritrade, many job functions are no longer needed. It's not better or worse, but also they just have a different way of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep people happy during their last days.

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    I applied online. Was interviewed by HR by phone. then i had a 2nd interview with a branch manager. First interview was 25 mins. 2nd interview was a hour. Overalll the process was very simple and easy

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Scottrade Awards & Accolades

  • J.D. Power Customer Champion, J.D. Power, 2014
  • Best Overall Client Experience,, 2014
  • Compuware Best of the Web Gold Award, Compuware, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
  • Premier 100 IT Leaders, Computerworld, 2013
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