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Charles Schwab Reviews in Arizona

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
900 Reviews
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Charles Schwab President and Chief Executive Officer Walt Bettinger II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It does allow for a good work/life balance which was very important to me (in 80 reviews)

  • good benefits especially Sabbath every five years (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • Not much room for growth in Indy unless you want to stay in a call center (in 45 reviews)

  • There are very few woman and people of color in middle and senior management (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, extra hours available but not required, clear expectations. Inbound call center with a client base that actually likes the company and services provided.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons worth mentioning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ethical, reputable company with great values. Dedicated to clients and it's employees. Solid mission and purpose to champion every client's goals with passion and integrity. They really follow through with it.

    Cons

    The mission and purpose are there but some senior management may not be up to speed with the changing times and needs of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time learning about what engages your staff, and then follow through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Investment Consultant, Inbound Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Charles Schwab really cares about their employees and it is a great place to work. They train you so you are prepared to discuss the market and they help you obtain the necessary licenses.

    Cons

    The compensation could improve. They are less competitive with other firms out there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity Everywhere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Sales Professional in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Financial Sales Professional in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The culture of Schwab really focuses on a work life balance.
    If you are a motivated and dedicated individual Schwab will allow you to move into just about any opportunity.
    Management is focused on whats best for the client, while promoting their employees around the company.
    Great ethics from the top all the way down. CEO even stopped by for an overnight shift to deliver cupcakes and visit with the employees at 9pm.

    Cons

    Bonus structure could have a wider range based on individual contributions but not terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to empower employees to be better and promote.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for putting the client first with ethics at the forefront

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The ethical work environment is client focused. Good benefits and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive in the industry. Upper management has tendency of putting projects in full swing without the insight of the front line employee which results in large unnecessary issues and a work environment that is not employee focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more insight from the front lines as a part of the sales meetings so the client experience is seamless with very little hiccups on very important issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work and spend a lifetime career at!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful corporate culture, flexible paid time off, mgmt was interested in employee development and advancement.

    Cons

    NONE! This is only a former employee because my husband and I moved to a place where Schwab wasn't. :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Open door policies with an emphasis on employee development is what made me love this place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    CS&S

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broker in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Broker in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    great place, world class training, great management, great upper level management, positive workplace

    Cons

    none, it is a great place, especially if new to the business

  9.  

    How AWESOME is this Company!!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Basis Ops in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Cost Basis Ops in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pork, lovers smorgasbord, who needs beef when your managers buy you breakfast and lunch which consist of Hawaiian, sausage and mushroom pizza’s, Ham subs… breakfast burritos with bacon and eggs or eggs with sausage or ham.

    Cons

    None Schwab feeds you 3 days straight!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep feeding us!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    By far the best employer that I've ever worked for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Schwab is very particular about the worker that they hire. They will not only test your skills, but your personality and fit for culture as well. Benefits are generous, although there is very little if any tuition reimbursement. VERY good work and life balance. Ample opportunity for advancement. Senior leaders are very smart, tuned in, and actually care. All of them answer e-mail. Will your CEO answer an e-mail with a well thought-out answer that you send him? Walt will.

    Cons

    Pay can be slightly below market in some areas. Company re-organizes frequently which can be confusing. You must be able to prioritize and juggle many projects at once. Lots of drive-by and last minute "this must be done now" requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company is great because it's full of smart, talented people. Schwab is a huge target of head hunters looking to steal your greatest assets. Keep this in mind when computing bonus payout percentages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive people will have a positive experience. Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Charles Schwab

    Pros

    Great place to start off if you're new in the industry. There is a myriad of resources if you know where to look and are not afraid to reach out to someone. Good benefits and great that the company offers programs to help employees with their own finances. Management is responsive and welcoming to new employees. Most employees are happy to help you with any questions.

    Cons

    Some who have been with the company for a while have low morale, and openly complain about their job and the company. Seems like many only work for Schwab to get the sabbatical. Best to ignore and steer clear of these employees because they usually like to drag others down with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the open door policy open and recognize employees or the team for a job well done.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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