Charles Schwab

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Schwab is a great place to work.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Charles Schwab as a contractor

Pros

great benefits, transparency, respectful of clients and employees, highly compliant with all regulations. They invest a lot of time into training and provide positive reinforcement on a regul basis.

Cons

It was difficult to learn their lingo and acronyms.

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    software developer

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

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    work culture is really good and advanced technology

    Cons

    short contract period and always same reason for lay off is budget issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Schwab can be a hard place to work, but also rewarding.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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