Charles Schwab
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www.schwab.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Decent place to start a financial career.

Stock Broker (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

ProsGood training in the beginning and a good introduction to the financial services industry. Co-workers are mostly helpful and engaged.

ConsPoor starting salary. Very little chance of advancement unless you want another phone job. Management changes direction often and seems to have very little direction.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very corporate, not innovative, unwillingness to try new things

    Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Charles Schwab as a contractor for less than a year


    Pros: Excellent work/life balance. No overtime (not common as a contractor… Cons: I was brought in as a contractor to help manage part of their online efforts and bring some fresh ideas to the table. My boss… Advice to Senior Management: Give employees more resources to innovate; they are too bogged down with plodding… More
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    Chicago, IL

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: The corp side of the company is fare to the… Cons: They let unqualified managers manage their people. Instead of promoting within, they go out and get their managers from less than great company's like… Advice to Senior Management: Stop hiring from outside! You have a ton of talent at the bottom, they just can't get anywhere because you keep hiring in people… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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