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TD Ameritrade provided the best corporate environment experience I've ever had.

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Former Employee - Infrastructure Management Intern in Jersey City, NJ (US)
Former Employee - Infrastructure Management Intern in Jersey City, NJ (US)

I worked at TD Ameritrade as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Collaborative colleagues, very open atmosphere & environment, a company with very strong technological grounds and applications for financial services (for those wanting to get into technology). Overall, a phenomenal place to work in if you are looking to get into finance and technology.

Cons

Getting software on your machine can be a LONG wait some times given the security protocols put in place, but who would not find that in any corporate work place.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Place to start your career, a lot of different areas, management does very well at buying up all competition.

    Cons

    Your job is always at jeopardy. Low pay because it is a discount brokerage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to get your feet wet, not make money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    I have been working at TD Ameritrade full-time

    Pros

    - Good place to get exposed to a lot
    - Health benefits are decent for the price
    - Profit sharing goes direct into 401k (on top of contributions and match) and can be substantial

    Cons

    - Yearly layoffs are the norm, remaining employees typically expected to pick up the slack. In some groups tech groups that means 60-70hr work weeks.
    - Pay tends to be below average for the Financial sector
    - Bonuses for the non-managers cap at 15% for most, then jumps to 30% if you are at the very top of the ladder.
    - High rate of management turnover (middle up to and including C levels), typical management lasts 2-3 years
    - Trouble prioritizing technical projects across the enterprise, you will have 50 #1 priorities to deliver and not really know what is most important.
    - Management will gut projects to get them over the line for their bonuses, workers are then stuck doing constant bubble gum/duct tape patches.
    - No resource planning for people, people get assigned to multiple projects where they may be required to do hundreds of hours of work in one week. This makes most projects slip for obvious reasons.
    - Lots of manager build silos/islands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Prioritize projects clearly across the board
    - Learn to do resource planning of people
    - Get a more focused vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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