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Great Company. Employee first, attitude. Fun environment.

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Current Employee - Operations Associate in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Operations Associate in Orlando, FL

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

Fast-paced. Fun, never a dull moment. Always learning something new. Paid sabbatical every 5th year!

Cons

Pay is so-so. Can't advance unless you are licensed (to be expected)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Perfect job for a person with IQ of 80 or below. Must Love Bingo, Pokeno and Coloring.

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    Current Employee - Broker Trainee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Broker Trainee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I no longer work there.

    Cons

    When hired they never tell you that there is sales involved. They also never tell you that it is a call center. If you have never worked in call center, you will not know that in this job you do not have any autonomy on anything. Your breaks, lunchtime, and desks are selected for you. I often called it Schwab High School. They tell you silly phrases like "make new best friends on the phone call" or "this is a fun job" You are required to play silly games like Bingo, Pokeno, and do coloring activities ... yes I am serious coloring..like crayons and markers .... If you have a backbone and do not particpate in these ascinine activitie , expect a write up. I was written up for not playing Bingo and not using my personal time to go to happy hour on my own personal time for team activites. If you are person of an IQ of about 80 it is the perfect place to work. They will think for you so there is no need for reasoning or logic.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate job performance not similarities of personalities. Not every good employee wants to be your friend.


  2. Great people, decent company, lack of opportunity for long term.

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    Former Employee - Associate of Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate of Operations in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (More than 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Talented cast of individuals working at the firm.
    Majority are SME and very friendly and willing to help.
    Firm is well known in the industry

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for growth on many occasions.
    Promotions exist only whenever someone leaves a position.
    Firm does not cover additional training that may prove helpful in the future for both the firm & the employee.
    Very tight budgets in many departments which also means that you have to make due with what tools you have.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and contribute in ways that will provide growth opportunities and mentoring for them to succeed. Recognize those employees that put their heart and soul into the company and assist in elevating them to the next level. Motivate and train managers to challenge those on their team to perform to their potential and be sure to listen to their feedback received.


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