Charles Schwab

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Stable company with good benefits and a positive culture.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

The client service culture is strong and the employees are treated well. The benefits are generally good and I have found it not to be a very stressful place to work. The company is stable and has weathered harsh markets where other companies had layoffs or worse.

Cons

Like any job, a lot of these reviews are really directed towards someones direct manager. You can have a bad manager at any job. Culturally overall, Schwab does value their employees. The pay probably isn't the highest, especially for entry level jobs. If you are not motivated and aggressive with advancement, promotion opportunities can be slow.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Schwab can be a hard place to work, but also rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    1. SCHW is a values-driven company offering a diverse set of products to consumers who are interested in investing. 2. Diversity is valued. 3. Schwab is a collaborative company (almost overly so). 4. There is an excellent job posting system that allows you to apply for internal positions as long as you have been in your present position for 1 year or more.

    Cons

    It can be a stressful environment. IT frequently has to meet target delivery dates which have been publicly announced by executives without sufficient analysis as to feasibility. Schwab also tries to save money by stating a strategy of purchasing application systems externally, with the intention of deploying the product with "off the shelf" functionality, e.g. minimal customization. What happens is once the product is brought in-house the business sees its limitations and the "off the shelf" agreement fails, and the pressure is on to deliver the required modifications as close to the original target date as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to avoid making public delivery commitments without checking in regarding the feasibility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Stock Broker in Englewood, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Stock Broker in Englewood, CO (US)

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn a lot about trading, banking, retirement, and finance in general. You also get paid to earn you series 7 and 63. It teaches you how to talk confidently and professionally on the phone. It's a great job to get into the business.

    Cons

    You are a robot. You are told what to say and when. There is no freedom, no creativity, and no individuality. Even your toilet breaks are timed. Promotions are very competitive, and only given to those who fit the corporate mold. Lots of time spent on the phone with angry customers. There are always new people, so things are always messed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain your employees for longer with better incentives. This will create efficiency by having a knowledgable staff that can serve the clients better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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