Charles Schwab Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2020

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  • "A little tense to work at the call center(in 131 reviews)

  • "It is difficult to interact with upper management if you are not in California(in 53 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Vice President Financial Consultant 

    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

  2. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT COMPANY WITH LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Portfolio Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth is available Great culture Cares amount Care about employees

    Cons

    Hard to switch departments


  3. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Growth Fun Team Management

    Cons

    Tele-communications Low Salary Boring Lack of Purpose

  4. "Good place to work, but salaries aren't the most competitive"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I like my manager so ymmv

    Cons

    Some politics to navigate through

  5. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work Care about career development

    Cons

    micro management trading platform is not as good as other firm

  6. "Metrics Focused - Walmart of Financial Services for A Reason"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Private Client Advisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy to move around in the company, pretty laid back

    Cons

    super metrics focused, they care more about the number of calls you take or clients you talk to per day than if you did a good job managing the practice, there is not much opportunity to move out of retail, well known that they pay the lowest in the industry, if you want to move up you have a better chance of doing so by leaving the company to get a raise or a better job title.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Services Rep"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, 401k match, benefits. Smart colleagues

    Cons

    Call center. Repetitive and draining

  8. "Overall great company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture, employees truly care about clients and helping them become financially fit

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to move quickly due to bureaucratic processes

  9. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of free time for innovation

    Cons

    dress code, mainframe work sometimes

  10. "Great culture & leadership"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Lone Tree, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, transparency in leadership, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Too big and clunky; get in their own way. Not the modern experience for employees that they tout for their clients.

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