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Charles Schwab Overview

San Francisco, CA
10000+ employees
1973
Company - Public (SCHW)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Financial services can be complicated. At Charles Schwab, we’re trying to fix that. We have a history of challenging the status quo and innovating in ways that help individuals create a better tomorrow.

Mission: Our purpose is to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity, empowering them to take ownership of their financial future at every income level and life stage.


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2019 (#83)

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Throughout the recent crisis, it’s heartening to see our employees step up to meet the new challenges we face at work, while also taking the necessary steps to keep themselves and their families safe.

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Charles Schwab – Why Work With Us?


At Schwab, “Own Your Tomorrow” embodies everything we do. We are committed to helping our employees unleash their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in disrupting a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth. We’re a modern financial services firm that stands apart from the industry, where you can go as far as your ambition takes you. 

Unleash your potential, learn more and apply today.  

At Schwab, our employees have a shared ambition to make a dent in the universe, and our culture supports these aspirations. We empower our employees to build meaningful careers with purpose. We challenge our employees to stretch and grow their skills with opportunities and programs to grow both personally and professionally. We invest in the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work, because when our people are at their best, so are we. 

For some people, there’s no more fulfilling work than helping others achieve their dreams. Schwab is for those people. 

We celebrate our differences and believe that a diverse range of perspectives and experiences is what enables us to deliver our best work for clients, whether you're just starting out in your career or returning to it after some time off. 

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion transcends everything we do at Schwab, and this sets us apart. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a workplace that reflects our employees’ individual experiences, perspectives and backgrounds, spanning gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status and others. 

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee-driven groups developed around specific dimensions of diversity in support of our D&I strategies. ERG membership is growing at a notable pace, and currently, more than 35% of our employees participate as members in more than 115 chapters.

We continue to set new standards in enhancing our employees' work environment, our clients' experiences and our community outreach. Our goal is simple: to raise the bar on inclusion in every aspect of our business.

To learn more about our diversity programs, click here

At Schwab, we inspire the driven; individuals who want to take ownership of their career and their future. You are appreciated for your work, respected for your unique strengths and rewarded for the possibilities you create for our clients. Schwab is a place where we don't just give you a job. We give you control of your future. 

Career Building Opportunities (CBOs) at Schwab provide day in the life experience in another role and business area. Hear more from current Schwab employees on how their experience has enhanced their talents and furthered their career goals:  

  • “I’ve been the lucky recipient of two career-building opportunities during my time at Schwab. It’s an incredible feeling working for a company that puts so much emphasis on their employee’s development and encourages inter-departmental networking. I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without the opportunities I’ve been provided.” Daniel Buchholz: Client Service and Support > Client Relationship Specialist > Sourcing Advisor, Talent Acquisition  
  • “Risk something or forever sit with your dreams!” I am loving it.  Using my head in a different way has been fantastic not only for my personal development but for all the ideas that I can bring back to Talent Acquisition.” Nicole Stefanski: Talent Advisor > HR Systems and Operations  
  • “My experience has been a breath of fresh air for me, having spent 8 years in the same role at Schwab I really needed something different. I’m grateful for the support of my leaders who encouraged me to take this opportunity and really initiated the conversation with me. The work has given me an opportunity to think differently and learn a new skill and possibly grow a new career.” Valerie Yrigolla: Talent Advisor > Program Manager, Employer Branding and Social Media

We understand there are ways that our time, talents, and resources can make a broader impact. That is why we help our people devote their energies to giving back to causes that matter to them and their communities in the following ways:  

  • Paid time off to volunteer time
  • Schwab Community Ambassadors
  • Schwab Volunteer Week
  • Pro Bono Challenge
  • In-kind donations
  • Matching gifts program
  • Corporate philanthropy 

Charles Schwab Reviews

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    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    great culture, they really care about their employees

    Cons

    constantly changing things, goals and quotas and what is important to focus on

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Charles Schwab Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Charles Schwab in June 2019.

    Interview

    A recruiter contacted me and he briefly assessed my fit for the role. The next step was a 1:1 call with the hiring manager. After that, I had a remote power day style interview with 5 engineers on the team.

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Charles Schwab Awards & Accolades

  • Military Times Best for Vets: Employers, Military Times, 2019
  • Best Companies to Work for in Texas, Best Companies Texas, 2019
  • America's Best Large Employers, Forbes, 2019
  • Top 50 Employers, Equal Opportunity Mangazine, 2019
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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