- Current Employee★★★★★
The best job so farFeb 24, 2023 - Senior Storage EngineerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
It's challenging, sometimes overwhelming, but I like how there is always something new to volunteer for and every day we learn and create new processes, procedures and train each other. Everyone has been on the team for several years except for a few contactors who compete for the occasional FTE opening. Getting my first annual bonus was life changing, and a 1 month sabatical every 5 yrs is more than any other employer offered me, so I feel lucky and will remain loyal to the cause. There are a lot of resources to learn about finances and stock trading which I'm starting to get into. Also employer sponssered stock purchase plan and 401k matching is great. This is how companies should all treat their employees.
I wish I had more time for expirimenting, testing, traIning and cross-training. I try not to work extra hours, but there is aLways pressure to do more, so it takes discipline to not get sucked too deep into the endless work queue, and make time for training. But it's working out ok so far. It's ok to ask for help, so not really any serious cons.Continue reading
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Other Employee Reviews
- Current Contractor, less than 1 year★★★★★
Good CompanyMay 30, 2023 - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good benefits Good team supervisors
A lot of meeting Can't work abroad for contractors
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Lack of genuine respect for employeesMay 9, 2023 - Software EngineerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Some organizations within Schwab are led by incredibly intelligent and respectful people who do their best to protect their employees from the harmful parts of the broader company culture.
- While orgs vary greatly, I find the culture here to reward toxic workplace behavior. Most teams I have worked with foster an environment where burning yourself out and engaging with your coworkers in a way that does not respect work-life boundaries for the sake of temporarily increased productivity is highly encouraged. - Again, depending on the org, many early career hires will find their careers suffer if they stay for too long. Not only in the sense that annual raises are minimal, but also in how many people find themselves pigeonholed into narrow roles where they are unable to develop skills that align with any meaningful career trajectory. - Organizational direction changes constantly. Large initiatives are perpetually added, removed, and reprioritized. I find that it is often not in the best interest of the organization or employees who work in them, but rather to appease the sense of power of the constantly cycling leaders.Continue reading
Charles Schwab Response
Thank you for your feedback. As a firm, we care about nurturing employees’ growth, development, and ability to create positive change across the field of finance. We also pride ourselves on providing outstanding compensation, benefits, work life balance, and training. If this has not been your experience, we encourage you to reach out to your manager or HR representative.
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