Charles Schwab Reviews | Glassdoor

Charles Schwab Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
2,025 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Charles Schwab President and Chief Executive Officer Walt Bettinger II
Walt Bettinger II
1,179 Ratings

2,025 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "Entry level positions are in call center" (in 107 reviews)

  • "Work-Life balance is non-existent" (in 40 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People there are committed to their clients. Employees are very collaborative.

    Cons

    Sometimes collaboration and the need to get everyone to buy in, slows decision making.

  3. "Sr specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    4 week sabbatical every 5 years

    Cons

    Very big company with so many businesses it’s hard to share resources that would improve efficiency


  4. "Great company and culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity for learning new skills and getting outside training. Great culture and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Disconnect with upper management. Too many reorgs. Management very inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication. Don't over-promise and then not deliver.


  5. "Business"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn new things

    Cons

    Benefit could be more inline with inflation


  6. "Stock Broker"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Broker in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Stock Broker in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Most of leadership does not micro manage.

    Cons

    Low pay compensation.
    High deductible, high premium health care.


  7. "N/a"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Services Professional in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career path, benefits, time-off, schedule

    Cons

    Nothing negative to report at this time

  8. "Call Center"

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

    Great schedule and work culture

    Cons

    High demand and low pay


  9. "Senior Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Benefits are comparable to other financial services firms

    Cons

    Company isn't doing enough to ensure equal representation of gender and cultural diversity at executive level.

    Advice to Management

    Create a formal policy for pay parity


  10. "Specialist - Operations"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lonetree, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lonetree, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Sabbaticals, Volunteering opportunities, benefits, hours.

    Cons

    Very top heavy for management.


Showing 2,025 of 2,156 reviews
Reset Filters