TD Ameritrade - The people were great, but too much daily company minutia got in the way of sales production | Glassdoor
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"The people were great, but too much daily company minutia got in the way of sales production"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The atmosphere in the branches were relaxed, though were a significant stress to produce, you could leave work at work. In general, it was a collegial environment with coworkers, which means that a colleague was willing to help.

Cons

There was too many things that corporate required that turned into busy work, essentially just 'checing a box', but no real value behind the activity. Company held employees to aggresively selling product that sales force found questionable.

Advice to Management

1. Comp Plan (don't always try to ask for sales force to sell more and pay them less year after year. 2. Focus on the activities that lead to actual production and lessen 'busy work' work load.

Other Employee Reviews for TD Ameritrade

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place for anyone not drinking the kool-aid."

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    Former Employee - Tech Representative in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Tech Representative in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They'll pay for you to get your series 7, and 63, if that's of interest to you, but most places do, so meh.
    Pay, and benefits used to be decent for the area. No idea where they are now.
    Things were a lot better under the previous CEO.

    Cons

    If you're not a sycophant, and a suck-up, you're not going to go very far with the company.
    Way to focused on sales, regardless of what team you're actually on.
    Asinine metrics that impact your bonus, but are in some cases entirely out of your control.
    The current CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up? People are individuals, not "brands"? Does it even matter?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company that provides a great start and nice work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investor Services in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Investor Services in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides training and Licensing
    Great work environment
    Good professional development
    Company that believes in its' core values
    Great growth potential

    Cons

    No discount for trades in employee accounts.

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