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Charles Schwab Arizona Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Charles Schwab President and Chief Executive Officer Walt Bettinger II
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Trading Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Trading Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture in the workplace is refreshing and the ability to "Own Your Tomorrow" is completely up to you.

    Cons

    There are some technological gaps that could be addressed but the majority of earnings are invested back into the clients. At some point, the investment will need to flow back into the infrstructure.


  2. "Sr Storage and Backup Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Storage and Backup Architect in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Storage and Backup Architect in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good home and work balance

    Cons

    poor telecommuting policy for all

  3. "Registered representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great gateway to get started in the industry. Great way to learn the early stages of ins and outs of being a broker.

    Cons

    And it's a core, You're still a call center rep. You'll be getting hammered with 50 - 70 calls per day. Some are very mundane.


  4. "used to be good"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay benefits. upper management seems to care about employees

    Cons

    low level managers are poorly trained


  5. "Ambitious company, too ambitious"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture overall is great. High level leadership are amazing. Middle management is not so great.

    Cons

    Company has done a lot of downsizing. Makes career development challenging.


  6. "Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High on the ethics listing...

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Bring back more training opportunities


  7. Helpful (1)

    "great if you don't have a big family and are willing to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Support in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team based, great managers, room to improve and move up. stock plan services. great heath insurance

    Cons

    required overtime, might work holidays, required voluntary overtime

  8. Helpful (1)

    "change is constant but so is growth; at first"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. I genuinely loved my colleagues and coming to work each day. The camaraderie was amazing. There are a lot of opportunities when you are new to the business. Great training and benefits. ESPP plan was a huge plus.

    Cons

    After being with the firm a long time, it becomes really challenging to move up or across business units. If you are successful, senior leadership will want you to stay in your role and remain successful rather than encouraging you to try new things and grow new skills. There is a constant change of leaders at the top of organizations so that creates less consistency of messaging and direction. Bonus was inconsistent at best and salary did not seem commensurate with market rates over time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your teams and people. Keep messaging simple and avoid conflicting perspectives from leadership changes. Trust employees more and focus more on collaboration than dictating and expecting results.


  9. "CVRC"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Outstanding Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Location is not the most disirable


  10. "Great benefits, good learning opportunity."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Broker in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Stock Broker in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities, growth potential is usually very good and can happen quickly, lots of emphasis on culture and diversity.

    Cons

    Changing targets too frequently which can change who is high performing and who is under performing on a less than quarterly basis at times.


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