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Charles Schwab Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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Charles Schwab President and Chief Executive Officer Walt Bettinger II
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  • very little flexibility with scheduling due to call center requirements (in 94 reviews)

  • Stresses work life balance and at times is not the most demanding (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, leadership, vision. It's easy to rally behind the future of the company

    Cons

    I don't have much to share here, other than the businesses can be a bit silo'd without enough cross departmental pollenization

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on your winning story.


  2. "Great Company...Advancement Limited"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Work Culture, Flexibility, Training is out of this world, Great Cafeteria, Organized,

    Cons

    Have to take Series 7 Exam for advancement, Limited Entry level Jobs, Rude Clients, Can get Burned out quickly

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pay, and a wonderful culture. Management is committed to ensuring you have the support you need in order to be successful. A sabbatical is provided every 5 years of service.

    Cons

    There really isn't anything that I am not a fan of at Schwab. The only possible thing is that parking isn't great at PEAK.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant/Paralegal in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant/Paralegal in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of department to train and learn.

    Cons

    Company moved most operations out of SF


  5. "Financial Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    On phones all day and gets old.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Sr. Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at Charles Schwab for more then 10 yrs. It was a great place to work. I had very good managers in San Francisco. Very flexible work environment. Even though they are a financial services company, they use a lot of cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Sadly the San Francisco location is being scaled down. It was a thriving work place at San Francisco. The new locations in Denver, Austin and Dallas are awesome. technology is still cutting edge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue using state of the art technology. That is your strength.


  7. "Enjoy Schwab"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Westlake, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Westlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership, benefits, flexibility, opportunity, development

    Cons

    outdated systems, delaying improvements, short staffed

  8. "Amazing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    I loved the people and culture

    Cons

    Better benefits and 401k match


  9. "Good Starting Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    You can get your licenses, you learn a lot about the brokerage industry. Clients are usually very kind. Managers will do their best to help you get where you want to go.

    Cons

    Technology is always broken. Lately, corporate leadership initiatives have been at cross purposes. The promotion process is very slow.


  10. "Participant Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    -Company Culture
    -Benefits including 401k and Stock Purchase Plan
    -Good first job out of college
    -Good financial education and experience with participants.

    Cons

    -Constructive feedback was disregarded
    -It was hard to change careers within the organization
    -There was no variety in the position which led to a lot of burn out

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to the feedback of the employees and guide them into other career opportunities.


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