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"Great company to work for"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time

Pros

competitive pay
sabbatical
encouragement of professional development

Cons

Branch network limited career path

Other Employee Reviews for Charles Schwab

  1. "Decent place to start a financial career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Broker in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Stock Broker in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training in the beginning and a good introduction to the financial services industry. Co-workers are mostly helpful and engaged.

    Cons

    Poor starting salary. Very little chance of advancement unless you want another phone job. Management changes direction often and seems to have very little direction.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Perfect job for a person with IQ of 80 or below. Must Love Bingo, Pokeno and Coloring."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Broker Trainee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Broker Trainee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I no longer work there.

    Cons

    When hired they never tell you that there is sales involved. They also never tell you that it is a call center. If you have never worked in call center, you will not know that in this job you do not have any autonomy on anything. Your breaks, lunchtime, and desks are selected for you. I often called it Schwab High School. They tell you silly phrases like "make new best friends on the phone call" or "this is a fun job" You are required to play silly games like Bingo, Pokeno, and do coloring activities ... yes I am serious coloring..like crayons and markers .... If you have a backbone and do not particpate in these ascinine activitie , expect a write up. I was written up for not playing Bingo and not using my personal time to go to happy hour on my own personal time for team activites. If you are person of an IQ of about 80 it is the perfect place to work. They will think for you so there is no need for reasoning or logic.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate job performance not similarities of personalities. Not every good employee wants to be your friend.

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