Charles Schwab

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Great company but limited growth opportunities

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Charles Schwab

Pros

Smart people
Ethical firm
People treat each other with respect
Try to support work-life balance
Communication from sr management

Cons

Career path is limited (esp. in SF)
Compensation not quite up to par with other comparable firms

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote from within
Find ways to create career growth opportunities for valued employees
Realize that they are going to lose a lot of good people due to low comp and limited career growth

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Richfield, OH
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Richfield, OH

    I worked at Charles Schwab

    Pros

    Fair salary, great benefits, collegial environment

    Cons

    Multiple layoffs, constant reorganzations, sr. management out of touch with customers and clients; middle management driven by politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time on the front lines to see what really happens.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Charles Schwab

    Pros

    Flexibility of work schedules and hours
    VP's and below do want to listen to what you have to say, even if they are not empowered to make things better. They do try!
    Sabbatical
    Major company in a big city (for now)

    Cons

    A sense that no one on the top floor knows what's going on.
    Series of incomprehensible and contradicting org changes that appear to have been made without much thought.
    Brain drain in motion and momentum is picking up again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rest on the laurels that prior management teams have built and view what seems to be great company financial performance as a result of your (in)compentency - it's all an illusion thanks to the current market condition - a perfect storm. You're just very good at blending numbers so that it's harder to see the 'bad' numbers.

    No opinion of CEO
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