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How AWESOME is this Company!!!!!

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Current Employee - Cost Basis Ops  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
Current Employee - Cost Basis Ops in Phoenix, AZ (US)

I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time for more than a year

Pros

Pork, lovers smorgasbord, who needs beef when your managers buy you breakfast and lunch which consist of Hawaiian, sausage and mushroom pizza’s, Ham subs… breakfast burritos with bacon and eggs or eggs with sausage or ham.

Cons

None Schwab feeds you 3 days straight!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep feeding us!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Decent management; old technology and slow to change.

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    My manager was easy to get along with and didn't micro manage. Good work/life balance. Covered parking. Free financial advice. Matching 401k up to 5%. Employee stock purchase plan with 15% discount.

    Cons

    1. Stuck on old technology and outdated versions of open source software.
    2. Pet employees get better hardware than others.
    3. A "normal" annual raise doesn't even keep pace with inflation.
    4. You're stuck in a very noisy cubicle farm.
    5. Not much interaction between your coworkers.
    6. Health insurance is a Health Savings Account with a HIGH deductible.
    7. They bring in contractors to work on the latest proof of concept ideas using HTML5, Javascript, etc. while many of the employees are supporting the real world apps that make the business run. This leave no time to increase your skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay market wages for Austin, TX.
    Get rid of the HSA with the high deductible and return to a Preferred Provider plan with copays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Managing Director  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    work/life balance is very good.

    Cons

    bonuses are not what they should be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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