Charles Schwab Reviews

Updated Jan 25, 2021

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Charles Schwab President and Chief Executive Officer Walt Bettinger II
Walt Bettinger II
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Vice President Financial Consultant 

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    great culture, they really care about their employees

    Cons

    constantly changing things, goals and quotas and what is important to focus on

  2. "good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in London, ON

    I have been working at Charles Schwab part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice to work at that place

    Cons

    nothing that i need to complain about


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Branch Life"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    Great pricing and products for clients. $$ opportunities if Sales oriented

    Cons

    Very metric focused, so many that it can hinder your business development. Have to push hard for promotions in the branch. Will pay you less than they would an outside hire. Do it yourself learning focused

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  4. "Great Place!"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    Great entry level job if your looking to learn about the financial industry

    Cons

    wait 2 years before you can move

  5. "Used to be the company to work for in San Francisco"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still competitive for salaries and benefits but work conditions have become a bit stressful.

    Cons

    Their geo strategy is not good for the folks in San Francisco. The IT leadership has become more political and less effective.

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  6. "Stability and comfort"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    Provides Good Work life balance

    Cons

    Difficulty in growing up the ladder

  7. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Lone Tree, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I spent 20+ years at Schwab and found it's one of the best places I've worked. I was taught and learned so much there. The ability to move and learn within the company was such an amazing benefit to my career.

    Cons

    It appeared as if the culture might have been changing before I left but I couldn't say for sure.

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  8. "good good good good good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Charles Schwab full-time

    Pros

    it was a good experience

    Cons

    long working hours and lack of diversity

  9. "I love working at Schwab"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VP-Financial Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I’ve been at Schwab for 5 years. It has great community, opportunities to work your way up, and good pay. I’m happy to be here.

    Cons

    I don’t have cons to give.

  10. "IT Security Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Security Manager in Westlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I learnt a lot here. Great company to work for, Happy here

    Cons

    Few unknowns, things change too fast

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