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Charles Schwab San Francisco Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Charles Schwab President and Chief Executive Officer Walt Bettinger II
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  • Being a call center limits flexibility (in 80 reviews)

  • The seems to be a lack of a proper work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Director - Financial Crimes Compliance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ethical company with strong client focus

    Cons

    none to report at this time

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people and flexible working schedule.

    Cons

    Uncertainty looms with movement out of California.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Management, Strong Ethics, Care About Employee Development"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company with amazing ethics. You feel like you are working for a good cause and the mission of the company is truly to help people.
    Great benefits including sabbaticals
    Lots of opportunities for employee development including management training

    Cons

    Not a big growth company, so it takes a long time to for promotion opportunities
    Highly regulated business which stifles creativity and keeps the vibe of the company a little old school


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great People but no advancement"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with: bright, fun and collaborative.

    Cons

    No chance for advancement. Always brings in talent from the outside for new/exciting roles.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager - Strategy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company values and mission. Fantastic work/life balance and wonderful culture.

    Cons

    Benefits, pay and lack of career development


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Managing Director"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great business model. Clear vision/strategy

    Cons

    Limited career growth. Location strategy has been dragging on for 10+ years. Culture is changing , not for the best, as new technology management is brought in


  8. "Good Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent diversity, decent benefits, and good work life balance

    Cons

    Not too many job opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area


  9. "Charles Schwab SF"

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    Former Freelancer - Production Artist\Forms Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Freelancer - Production Artist\Forms Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Charles Schwab (More than a year)

    Pros

    This was a great place to work. Little supervision and lots of great training with really good people. I even got some amazing Java script lessons. All the people in my department were amiable and we shared information with ease and without egos. I learned so much!

    Cons

    The art department moved to Austin, TX. Boo!


  10. "A great employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very fast paced. People are passionate about their work. Good corporate atmosphere.

    Cons

    A lot of re-orgs that there is no continuity.


  11. "Schwab Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Release Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Release Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, customer focused financial company.

    Cons

    Most IT jobs will move away from San Francisco

    Advice to Management

    Great Management, CEO and Chairman.


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