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10 great years, 2 not so much

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Charles Schwab full-time

Pros

Some of the nicest people you will ever meet. The feeling you're working for a company that has values and a purpose. Feeling like the work you're doing is actually helping people.

Cons

Beware the reorg - they love to reorganize constantly. If you hate your job or boss don't worry - it will probably change soon enough. Unfortunately this leads to confusion, institutional knowledge getting lost in the shuffle, sometimes terrible situations for unsuspecting employees. And heaven help you if you get separated from your support network. Oh, and get the title and position you want on your way in because there is no such thing as a promotion.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop thinking you've found Willy Wonka's magic ticket with every new executive and reorganizing everyone at his or her whim. You've already got a great team. Promote from within. Stop overturning the apple cart so often. Let the smart people you already have do their jobs without so much distraction.

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  1.  

    Solid

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    culture, values, people, hours, unlike most financial companies at the end of the day you can still look at yourself in the mirror without cringing in horror at what you've done to your clients.

    Cons

    pay mediocre, little growth, bureaucracy and red tape abound.

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

    Fast paced and very stressful

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charles Schwab

    Pros

    Great benefits and very nice people.

    Cons

    Management creates perpetual crisis mode. Difficult to succeed because of continually moving targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's clear to everybody that who you know not what you know is the only way to get a decent raise and promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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