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10 great years, 2 not so much

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsSome of the nicest people you will ever meet. The feeling you're working for a company that has values and a purpose. Feeling like the work you're doing is actually helping people.

ConsBeware the reorg - they love to reorganize constantly. If you hate your job or boss don't worry - it will probably change soon enough. Unfortunately this leads to confusion, institutional knowledge getting lost in the shuffle, sometimes terrible situations for unsuspecting employees. And heaven help you if you get separated from your support network. Oh, and get the title and position you want on your way in because there is no such thing as a promotion.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking you've found Willy Wonka's magic ticket with every new executive and reorganizing everyone at his or her whim. You've already got a great team. Promote from within. Stop overturning the apple cart so often. Let the smart people you already have do their jobs without so much distraction.

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Working at Schwab is not for the faint of heart.

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

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

    Pros: Time passes quickly because there is so much work to do because most departments are understaffed;… Cons: Few opportunities for movement for existing employees in San Francisco; few promotional opportunities for director level employees; culture does not promote work/life balance; leadership … No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Don't Do It. Look Elsewhere.

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

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

    Pros: Very diverse workplace with some exceptional employees. Very client focus driven and most everyone wants to "do… Cons: Sr. level management lacks a clear vision and is in constant change. I found the there to be many who operate in a passive… Advice to Senior Management: People are your greatest asset to run this business. Treat others… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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