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Charles Schwab Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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Charles Schwab President and Chief Executive Officer Walt Bettinger II
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  • "Sometimes resembles a call center atmosphere" (in 103 reviews)

  • "Work-Life balance is non-existent" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear direction.
    Ethical business practices
    Pro employee outlook

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say...they did the best they could do by me.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Specialist"

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

    I worked at Charles Schwab (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people
    great workplace
    opportunities for growth
    great management

    Cons

    work life balance
    lateral moves difficult

  3. "Exciting Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Operational Risk Manager in Westlake, TX
    Current Employee - Operational Risk Manager in Westlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere of the people is top notch. Everyone is so nice. Executive management seems to really care about the employees.

    Cons

    Health insurance is not great for the size of the company, I had expected something a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Do not always throw people at a problem. Many times issues can be resolved with current resources.


  4. "Software Developer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    The people were incredibly nice and they paid for my lunch on numerous occasions. All the people are helpful and they had a sense of humor which I really enjoyed.

    Cons

    You have to pay for parking, which can sometimes be a pain when there are events happening in the usual parking debts.


  5. "High Net Worth Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    -The role provides you an opportunity to pivot into some of the higher paying sales roles in the company.
    -Overall good practice to be able to work on your communication and sales skills with High Networth Clients
    -Earning potential can be 6 figures because of the high amount of over time availability'

    Cons

    - Maintaining certain levels of contact percentages throughout the day
    - Career progression can be based off client surveys that many times are not directly about you
    - Can be a grind

    Advice to Management

    Find ways for reps to work on CFP and FINRA licenses (9/10) during work hours more. Get rid of current survey system.


  6. "Business Anayst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can learn a lot about data analytics at Schwab since it has a solid database and a lot of talented people.

    Cons

    If you are not interested in the financial service industry.


  7. "Senior Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Director in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Director in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and culture and values

    Cons

    The company could be more diverse.

  8. "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Strong mission to provide low-cost financial investments and educate investors

    Cons

    Relatively low pay vs. competitors


  9. "Technical lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career advancement
    Self development
    Engaging work
    Culture

    Cons

    At times there can be a lot of things going on at once.


  10. "Investment Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, everyone is in good faith and lifts each other up. Good office environment

    Cons

    Not paid as much as you should be


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