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

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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 a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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    Product Management at Charles Schwab

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Product Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Product Management in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people, great learning and working environment and life/work balance.

    Cons

    One of the lower paying companies in the Financial Industry; I guess that's how they keep turning a profit!


  2. Branch Office Compliance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Compliance in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Branch Compliance in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was able to learn and was able to work with the branch manager to segregate responsibilities to take on more responsibilities.

    Cons

    You have to drink the cool-aid a bit. But overall, this is a good company to work for.


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