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Charles Schwab Arizona Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  • very little flexibility with scheduling due to call center requirements (in 91 reviews)

  • The work life balance that is advertised is inaccurate (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bene and they care

    Cons

    I really have no cons


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Team Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, many different departments allow for opportunity to try new positions when you get burned out in your current role

    Cons

    They have become much more focused on metrics than in the past. Employees complain they feel like a number and not a valued member of the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication is needed on changes, both to employees and clients. Many times changes take place with little notice and discussions on the reason and importance of the changes.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Use them to get your series 7, then immediately look for more money elsewhere."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CS&S Stock Broker and Operations in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - CS&S Stock Broker and Operations in Phoenix, AZ
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best series 7 programs in the industry.
    Friendly atmosphere.
    Education and licensing programs available.

    Cons

    Below average pay.

    You will never get a raise. You might get a promotion (usually a lateral one) but you will never be paid more for doing at good job or tenure.

    Promotions (especially to another department, which is most common) seem mainly based on 'who you know'. Knowing someone that knows the hiring manager and can put in a good word matters above all else.

    Advice to Management

    You recognize anniversaries. You do yearly reviews. You just fail to turn them into something meaningful by reflecting them on a paycheck.


  5. Helpful (1)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "APECIALIST"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - apecialist in Buckeye, AZ
    Current Employee - apecialist in Buckeye, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Charles Schwab is a very stable company that invests in a lot of trainings for its employees

    Cons

    Most people get ahead not because they are better than others but when they are close to higher ups

    Advice to Management

    Review your current staff not just based on review from their immediate manager but also level of education, tenure and experience. Some people are stuck in the same position for years not because they are not performing well, but because they don't have people who can help them reach their career goals. It is most disappointing


  7. "CVRC"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Communication Lacking"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intraday Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Intraday Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Friendly Environment
    - Excellent Networking Opportunity
    - Dirctor/ Upper Management Involvement
    - Recognition

    Cons

    - Sales Environment
    - Competition Encouraged
    - Quotas

    Advice to Management

    Clients don't expect sales agenda but assistance with accounts. Down a sales route look to Wells for foreshadowing.


  9. "Risk analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    there are no cons here

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Solid Foundation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working at Charles Schwab helped develop consistance, conservation and fostered a team enviroment while learning to work individually.

    Cons

    The pay scale was a bit low after working 8 years with this company. However, stock options were gifted throughout the years and that was a pleasant surprise.

    Advice to Management

    I suggest more one-on-one time with manager and peers to guide employees on their career path. More training to build strengths and encourage one to step outside of their comfort zone.


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