Charles Schwab Interview Questions in Denver, CO

Updated Apr 17, 2015
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    Junior Database Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Charles Schwab (Denver, CO) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview went well and got a call for in person interview.
    The in person interview was almost an embarrassing situation. The interviewer didn't show any interest. He didn't even have my resume in front of him, no rooms booked for an interview. He just led me to a random empty room and asked very easy but irrelevant questions for the position. If they had already selected someone else internally then there was no need to call someone for an interview just to cover their tracks. My time is valuable as much your time. It is not a good practice.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you need sponsorship for this position?   1 Answer
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    Associate Software Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lone Tree, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Charles Schwab (Lone Tree, CO) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Initial phone screen with recruiter, followed by a phone interview with the hiring manager whose team you'd be on. Very technical questions like the 4 principle of object oriented programming among others. They wanted someone with more extensive computer programming/software development experience. In the end, I never even got an email back indicating they were moving forward with other candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • What was one of your favorite project you've worked on?   Answer Question
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    Information Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Charles Schwab (Denver, CO) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Found posting on professional society website. Applied directly to the company. Received a phone call from the talent manager and talked for 40 minutes about the position and my motivations for applying. The phone call went well, and I received a follow-up call the next day from the hiring manager to set up an interview with her. That interview is coming up.

    Interview Questions

    • I did not expect the compensation question in the first phone call. I fumbled through my answer because I had not done any meaningful salary research yet.   Answer Question
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    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Charles Schwab (Denver, CO) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Did a phone interview and was leaving for school within 3 days. They worked with me very quickly and got an in office interview with 2 hiring managers. Went very well, passed a background check and offered the internship.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing very difficult, lot of talking about past experiences.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8+ weeksinterviewed at Charles Schwab (Denver, CO) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Initial interview was on phone, second interview was in person

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle an employee who refuses suggestions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Charles Schwab (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    The hiring process took a very long time. I had given up on hearing back from them when I got an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you leave your last job?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They low-ball you on the offer.. I countered and they accepted.

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    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Charles Schwab (Denver, CO) in September 2013.

    Interview

    I was contacted by the managing director who did an initial phone interview to gauge the breadth of my skills. The next morning I was contacted by the company recruiter to go over a bit more detail about the position. She then setup a technical phone interview with the managing director, lead software architect and a technical director. The following day the director flew up to Denver for an onsite interview with the managing director of the project management group. I received an offer two days later.

    It took about 2 weeks from the time I applied to getting the initial contact for the managing director. I had 3 interviews over a six day period, with an offer within 10 days of the initial contact.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a parallel query, when would you use it and under what conditions would it not be a good choice?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    When I spoke with both the managing director and recruiter I told them what my current salary was and shared my current benefits and associated costs. When the offer came in it would have been a lateral move (actually about a 5% decrease factoring in lower benefits and bonus structure). I countered with a range 8-12% higher and was told they would discus it and get back to me in the next two days.

    I didn't hear anything for a week and never received a reply after 2 follow up contacts over a two week period following the offer.

    The real issue was that I should have been brought in as a technical director based on my skills and background, but they either were not willing or able to change the job level.

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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Charles Schwab (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    Interview consisted of two rounds over the phone with 3-4 people. Hiring manager was very detailed (being a PM herself) and was looking for a good fit on her team. Other attendees were not very prepared and mainly asked follow up questions to my responses. Questions were not difficult and focused on PM methodologies, coordinating resources and tracking financials and dealing with conflicts within a team.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions. They were most interested in how I managed resources in the past and supported working team environment with examples.   Answer Question
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    Broker Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Charles Schwab (Denver, CO) in August 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process was quite extensive with an initial 5 minute phone interview, a second, longer phone interview, an on-site SIFMA exam, and a final one hour on-site interview. Schwab has clearly made strides to make sure that they find the right people, which is something I take as a good sign. They are also superb in selecting people to walk you through the interview process. My hiring manager was detailed, personable, engaging, and empathetic. Questions were quite standard in the longer phone interview and on-site interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me what you know about Schwab.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiations for this position. It was set before I even applied.

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    Registered Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Charles Schwab (Denver, CO) in July 2013.

    Interview

    The first thing to note is the process takes a long time. I submitted my resume online with a referral and it took three weeks to hear from HR. The first call was a five minute "Get to know you" call. The next call with HR last over an hour, focusing on my qualifications and my potential at Schwab. Then there was the face to face interview which went into customer service-oriented detail questions (think S.T.A.R. answers). Then SIFMA. Then job.

    Interview Questions

    • They really don't ask too many technical questions - Schwab will train you. They look for if you're a good for the company. Customer service oriented, friendly, personable and outspoken. That's what they need.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiating - RegReps all start at the same floor salary.

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