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"good times"

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Former Employee - Broker in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Broker in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

fun happy good tons of cash

Cons

none that i can think of right now

Other Employee Reviews for Charles Schwab

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Opportunity is what you make of it"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, such as sabbatical every 5 years, good healthcare, flexible hours and open to telecommuting. Found the company to almost always do the Right Thing even when they could very easily get away with doing less, whether it's for their customers or their employees. I found there to be a niche for everyone, whether you're a climber and a superstar or someone who just wants a steady 9-5, going above and beyond tends to get people rewarded and recognized (not sure about financially -- I was a 9-5er), but if you just get your job done, nobody is riding you to "wear more pieces of flair" if that's not your bag. Point is, if you want to throw yourself into your job, it won't go unnoticed.

    Cons

    Like most public companies, share value take priority over pushing projects to the next level, which is ultimately why I got laid off (but with an extremely fair severance). Schwab is very risk averse and conservative in terms of business practices (much less uptight otherwise than most financial services firms, however), so that can make it hard to innovate or get things done at anything other than a snail's pace.

    Advice to Management

    Set the procurement tool on fire and spend some money on a comprehensive compliance review tool.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Client Services call center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They will sponsor you to sit for the Series 7 & 63 licenses. They will train you for four weeks at first and then for another week after being there several months, to take on additional responsibilities. You will be given the opportunity to learn about mutual funds, options, equities, market trends, & more.

    Cons

    Like any large call center, working there can seem impersonal and you can feel like another number. Also, should an employee be on written warning, HR will scrutinze all associated with that person; even those having incidental associations. Only use email for work because HR can and will sift through email. If you send one email and cc several people, HR will view this as composing and sending several emails. Likewise, one word responses will count as whole emails. Use email sparingly to avoid drawing attention from HR who will tally up email.

    Advice to Management

    Review HR activities.

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