Charles Schwab

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6 people found this helpful  

Working at Schwab is not for the faint of heart.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Time passes quickly because there is so much work to do because most departments are understaffed; employees have very strong work ethic and want to do the right thing for Schwab's clients.

Cons

Few opportunities for movement for existing employees in San Francisco; few promotional opportunities for director level employees; culture does not promote work/life balance; leadership priorities change often leaving everyone scrambling; frequent organizational restructures with little regard for employee skills, experience, career interest or desires; only the projects deemed"sexy"receive recognition with monetary reward heavily weighted towards those leading them;

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great company that is not so great to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good vision, product & services; relevant to the marketplace. Legally and ethically sound organization. Promotes diversity in management. Strong group of employees.

    Cons

    If you are hired in below your experience (something that happens to many in this economy) you will almost never advance. Low pay compared to similar jobs with other companies. Culture is very slow to consider or accept change. Lower level managers/directors are more motivated to pace themselves and their teams to extend their job security. Bureaucracy rules and mediocracy is the result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask of each director, "do you have 20 years experience or 1 years experience - 20 times?"

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

    Meh.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor Services Representative in Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - Advisor Services Representative in Maitland, FL

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to do a lot of work. Great resume builder.

    Cons

    Does not compensate for all of the work that they allow you to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the phony corporate cheerleading and loosen the purse strings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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