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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"Great company culture overall! I feel valued everyday for the work I do. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Marketing
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Parents are favored. It is frustrating for me, as a single woman, to work here, because it is always assumed those employees with children should have priority in terms of scheduling. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Schwab has a culture of inclusivity and collaboration where people support each other and lift each other up. Schwab makes it possible for me to have a career and be able to take care of and support my family. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
0 Weeks Paid | 10 Weeks Unpaid
"I took leave a week after I started at Schwab. It was unpaid because I had just started, and I didn't qualify for paid leave. "
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Schwab really values women and we are seeing an increase in diverse leadership roles where women are concerned."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"A lot of the flexibility or lack of flexibility are related to role. With regard to working from home for non-client facing roles, there could be more improvement."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Weeks Paid | 4 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Make sure you are a good fit with your management. Some employees are put in a management position, and their expectations and the expectations of the culture vary greatly, or they are brought in and are not understanding of the culture. Make sure your expectations of the position match your manager's and that you are in a position of growth, or your career may be hindered, or you will be encouraged to move to a different department in order to grow your career. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Senior Specialist, Accounting, Accounting
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Six weeks paid parental leave to care for a newborn or adopted child"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Loan Officer, Finance
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Great support, depending on the department/team for which you work. Historically, there has been support for identifying potential growth as long as it supports enterprise goals (which I think is entirely reasonable)."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Sr Team Manager, Finance
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Totally depends in which department you work."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Overall positive. There is some room for improvement in balancing out senior executives with more women and people of color. There are some groups that are much more diverse than others. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"There is a strong preference for always working in the office. The ability to work from home regularly would be better for both parents and help retain younger employees. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
0 Weeks Paid | 12 Weeks Unpaid
"Their leave has improved since I had my children in the early 2000's. I could use sick time and vacation time and was paid only as disability at the time. They do have a much more generous maternity (and paternity) leave policy now. "
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Schwab is a company striving for a better tomorrow, which is extremely encouraging in a male dominated industry. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Managing Director, Customer Service
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 1 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"I was pleasantly surprised by the level of diversity on my team."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"As you work up the levels, the ability to work from home increases."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"The benefits here are great, and they make it a priority to hear people out about what could make our lives easier. Something that I have noticed is that it takes forever to get promoted. No matter how long you have been here, and how much you have contributed, it is so rare for someone to get promoted. I have heard of colleagues leaving for 4 months to another company and then coming back and applying to a higher position to come back just so they can get that promotion themselves and get the higher pay they are looking for. Aside from that being more of a con, Schwab is known for having a great caring culture in the work environment, their facilities are top notch."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Overall my experience has been wonderful at Schwab. Everyone is willing to help and any roadblocks that appear are readily cleared. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Marketing
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"I am a newer employee, but I have already experienced flexibility and support for me and my family needs. I have also witnessed other women in my department be supported with flexibility and other benefits. I have seen women being promoted at all levels, and in my department, there are multiple female senior leaders. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Company culture has taken a nose-dive in recent years at Schwab. Watching the way they handled lay offs of employees this year was especially terrible. We all understand that lay offs can happen but you don't need to treat people who have worked at your company for years like literal garbage when you throw them out the door. Don't take a job at Schwab if you want employment stability or support."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
0 Weeks Paid | 12 Weeks Unpaid
"Now they give six weeks after employees complained for years and Schwab started losing employees because of their poor benefits. Before it was 0 weeks paid leave and you were told to just have your baby while on sabbatical if you wanted paid leave. As if getting pregnant on a dime is that easy for folks."
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"No"

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"Be ready to watch someone who was hired at the same time as you get promoted because they're a man."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I couldn't adjust my schedule for my kids schedule. And when I had to leave early to pick up a sick kid or go to an ultrasound, it was met with sarcastic, rude comments in front of my coworkers. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
2 Weeks Paid | 10 Weeks Unpaid
"I was there for about a year and only had 2 weeks of PTO to take for the 12 weeks I took off."
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"There is gender diversity here, but women still face many of the challenges that they face with less progressive employers."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Senior Product Manager
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility varies among groups; some leaders create a more flexible environment than others."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"There is a strong network of women willing to support you at Schwab."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Diversity Program Manager
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Your experience really depends on your manager. Great managers offer the most flexibility because they trust you. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
11 Weeks Paid | 1 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Tons of opportunities and great place to grow. Good work live balance and diverse culture."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
Managing Director (MD), Operations
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Salary, benefits, culture, career growth, development opportunities are all important pieces of working for Charles Schwab."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Schwab is a great company that cares about its employees and has a with a culture of diversity and inclusion"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Risk Management Specialist, Compliance
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility is dependent on division."
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Lots of growth potential. Wish the PTO accrual was more robust."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Lack of vision strategy by leadership. Significant churn in leadership. Lack of career growth."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Charles Schwab Investment Management review You should pick your manager wisely because they have a direct impact on both your day to day experience on the job as well as your future success in the firm."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
Fiduciary Oversight Officer, Finance
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Telecommuting is overly discouraged. "
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Joining the Women's Interactive Network gives you the opportunity to mentor with other talented women"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Operations
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"The gender bias is pretty institutionalized and as a woman who had spent most of her career with high-powered women execs in charge, the culture was a shock. Also, women wear pantyhose in some depts. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"While ultimately up to each manager, leadership is not supportive of telecommuting and a monthly report of telecommuting hours is submitted to the CEO, sending a message that it is not seen as an appropriate."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"The sky is the limit. Schwab is an excellent employer, just inflexibile if you are in a sales role. Another female colleague of mine was nearing retirement age. She had twice the workload as the rest of the office as her book was double. She either had to put up the numbers or find another position. She chose to retire. They hired 2 new young inexperienced (one didn't have her series 7 yet) to replace one of her. It's either put up the numbers or find another role within the service center that is conducive. I keep putting up the numbers, but worry when I get to the point that I can't. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I have worked years building my practice and made to feel like I should feel like a small business owner. I am given a month's sabbatical, which is awesome. I just wish I could use that time the way I would like especially in sales role. I would love to have one afternoon a week where I could work from home and get my kids off the bus, and would be willing to come in early. I"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"I took 6 weeks for my oldest, and 8 weeks (C-section) for my 2 youngest. I came back to work breastfeeding my babies. The only place for me to pump was in the stall of bathroom, as I didn't work in a service centers but at one of our branches. I was able to use FMLA and sick time, which was great and allowed more time. I would have liked to have come back and gradually worked into the 40 hours. for example, work 5 hour days the first few weeks, or 3 days and I could have come back earlier, but instead as soon I came back the benefit was lost. "
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"We still have strides to make, but there is a sincere mindfulness around equality and inclusiveness and policies are being put in place every month to reflect this "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Manager of Talent Acquisition, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"I personally found that my male bosses at the firm were more family oriented than the female bosses. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Sr Team Manager, Compliance
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Some departments are very family friendly, it just depends on your organization. Although my job can be done remotely very easily, telecommuting is not encouraged (even though my boss is in another state and maybe see him/her once a year in person)."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"I had 8 weeks of short term disability that covered a portion of my pay check and the rest was covered by sick time. That is the one good thing about the firm. They do allow you to accrue sick time separately from vacation time. Then I was able to take 6 weeks of paid parental leave. "
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"They have treated me fairly and much better than my former employers. I feel the opportunities are wide open to succeed. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"As an IT person Schwab's policy regarding work from home is more stringent than my previous employers. I would like to see them add more flexibility in order to encourage a wider variety of talent to seek jobs at Schwab. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"I think that women are treated equally and there are a number of women in senior leadership positions."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Director, Compliance
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"We truly care not only about our clients but our employees are just as important. Schwab provides the right tools, resources and support to be successful at any stage of your career/life."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Respecting others and work/life balance are both very important parts of the culture at Schwab. Family time is honored."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"Paid paternity leave is now offered and encouraged."
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"The culture is great! Strong work-life balance is encouraged. feedback for improvements is constantly asked for. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Talent Advisor, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"NA"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"NA"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"The firm offers excellent benefits, competitive salaries and promotes a healthy work life balance. They also promote great health and fitness."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Schwab allows me to have work life balance. The firm cares about its employees and their families. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"When I began working for the firm it was right after maternity leave. They welcomed me and accommodated me for my nursing needs."
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"It is a male dominated industry. I feel that it helps to be a strong female to thrive."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"I have worked in the financial business for over 30 years. I started as a young girl in a trading room in the early 1980s. very tough environment for women back then. Those experiences were invaluable and made me the women I am now. Schwab is the most civil work environment hand down from any firm I have worked for. It is a great place for women to work and not feel like they are second class citizens. I would HIGHLY recommend Schwab as a great place for women to work. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"The finance industry is very male dominated, despite the efforts of this firm, there will still be barriers for women to overcome. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Financial Research
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility depends entirely on your direct supervisor. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 4 Weeks Unpaid
"Maternity leave policies have improved since I took my leave 7+ years ago. "
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"The issue with Schwab policy is that a lot relies on individual manager discretion. If you have a strict manager who doesn't believe in work-life balance, as I do currently, it can make your experience here quite difficult. Work loads are tremendous, so having some flexibility in schedule is really necessary, but I don't currently have that. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Sr Mgr, Marketing
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"You are truly part of a team dynamic here, and everyone supports others, especially during times of need due to illness, family leave, death in the family etc. There is a lot of effort to ensure you know you are cared for and support is always available. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Great support, but room for improvement. Insurance does not support families as well as it could and maternity leave is below average. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
Specialist, Compliance
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"I would advise another woman to be herself and not feel the need to adhere to the "boys' club" culture that is often prevalent. I would also advise her to join our Womens Interactive Network (WINS). "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
Associate Portfolio Consultant, Finance
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"It really varies from role to role, and definitely varies based on your specific manager. The entry-level roles are less flexible for schedules, whereas higher level roles become more flexible."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"The desire to be a company that treats all employees fairly is truly there. There is a lot of attention paid to diversity and bringing in more women to sales roles, technology roles and senior leadership roles. There is less success than they have hoped because of lack of applicants, which is representative of the investment services industry. I believe there will be success over time."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"They do very well for an older established company, but could do better with their understanding/acceptance of working remotely. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Charles Schwab has great benefits and you can make long and fulfilling career here. Charles Schwab understands corporate responsibility and lives it too. Each employee is given paid time off to volunteer and builds "Green" operations center, Even though there is room for improvement, it is great place to start your career."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Customer Service
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"They are not very flexible with working hours for most roles in the company "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Very kind and collaborative culture, opportunities for growth and development are readily available. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Sr Manager, Customer Service
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"N/A"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Maternity leave is much less than other financial institutions, 6 weeks compared to 16 weeks at some major financial firms"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Account Director, Compliance
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Company has a strict management culture against working from home"
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Great opportunities for advancement. You can do your best work here"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"n/a"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"n/a"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Schwab has an impressive number of women in leadership positions throughout the company. They have parent friendly policies and provide the flexibility needed to have the work-life balance that works for you."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Manager
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Schwab is a great company to work for depending on your manager"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Senior Conversion Manager, Customer Service
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility is different between managers. Some or great and some are horrible."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"Disability for maternity leave. The program that we use was not very helpful at all and when I asked questions they were very rude. Horrible experience"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"null"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Overall I have seen equal opportunity. I would encourage them to apply."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Manager, Operations
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Upper management support of 4 day work week or work from home opportunities would be helpful."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Networking and personal branding should be incorporated as part of your career growth plan."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
"During the time of my maternity leave, it was considered as disability, therefore, I supplemented my pay by using all sick and vacation time. There was not a separate company paid leave for maternity. As of 2018, the company now has a 6 week paid maternity plan offered for women, men, and adoptive parents. This change will provide tremendous relief as parents return to work as it will enable them to still have sick or vacation time to use when needed."
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Its a great place to work but there can be a boys club particularly the higher up you go."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Operations
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I think we do ok not great here. Flexibility largely depends on your direct manager and your leadership line which means its very inconsistent. Greater focus on flexibility by Sr. Levels of leadership is needed to move this forward."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"There is a great variety in female leadership by organization. For example, Retail/Investor Services is run by a woman and has many women in key roles as do Digital Services, Platform Services, and HR (of course). Operations, Finance, and Technology have a long way to go. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"The tide is gradually changing, but there's been a great emphasis historically (starting at the top) on a "butt in chair" mentality (e.g. against working remotely). Most of these top leaders have spouses at home full-time, so may not understand the need for flexibility. The tide is gradually changing, but I think we are well behind other companies in this area."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Women here are very supportive, but there is work to do in the promotion and retention of women in leadership especially at Officer levels"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Program Manager, Operations
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"It is a great place to work with a friendly enviornment"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"You will see women in power positions throughout the firm and at all levels."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility may be less for hourly employees. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"There are a lot of really smart women in high level roles at this company, and I don't see differences between men and women, other than qualifications, when it comes to promotions and opportunities."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility is extremely inconsistent among business areas. Some jobs aren't conducive to it, but for the ones that are, there's no top down expectation of flexibility and so each areas makes decisions about allowing it independently from each other. So, in moving from one area to another, you may go from having great flexibility to having very little. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
5 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"I think it's improved over the past few years, but when I entered the company 4 months pregnant, they were unclear about the time off I'd receive, and ultimately, they mishandled my time off and I had to come back after only 5 weeks."
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"They promote women up in leadership roles and have a network specifically for women in the workplace. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"They make an effort to support and promote women in finance. There are many opportunities to connect with different groups, grow your career, have a solid and steady employer, and meet many friendly and interesting people. The maternity leave has gotten better in the last two years, but there is still room for improvement with that and other work/life balance issues."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Some departments are given the flexibility to work from home or work flexible schedules (4 ten hour days etc.). Not everyone is treated the same across departments in that respect."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"There are a few male employees who are adverse to strong female personalities, but you need to rise above and push on. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"First 6 weeks were company paid; 6 weeks were under FMLA (paid using accrued sick/vacation pay). Final 4 weeks were Personal Leave and paid using accrued sick pay. "
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Schwab has always been tuned into creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that values all types of employees, regardless of race, gender, religion, etc."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Changing to a results-oriented culture with greater acceptance of work-from-home and flex-schedules (as opposed to current way where WFH hours are closely tracked/monitored, which has made the culture very face-time heavy), offering emergency/backup childcare assistance, addressing the gender equity and pay gap issues, all could improve the espirit de corps among women and make it a better place for women to work. Feel the firm has a long way to go to being a great place for women to work. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Director, Marketing
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"A few years ago the company made a policy change to strictly monitor work-from-home hours and only in limited cases is it allowed. It's become a very face-time oriented culture, and for working parents this can be especially hard. It shouldn't be a blanket company-wide policy but rather one that's determined by individual teams/workgroups, like it is at so many other companies."
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"Thankfully the company at least began a paid parental leave policy last year, but more could be done here as well. It's pretty minimal compared to peer firms."
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"No"

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"This is a male dominated industry- however there are several men and women working within Schwab that promote and empower women. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"I was skeptical it could be as good as I was told, but my fears were unfounded. Schwab will support you as a human, as a woman, as an employee, and will set you up for success in every way. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Sr. Manager, Business Analysis, Operations
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"The difference between my previous employer and Charles Schwab is like night and day. I truly feel empowered to do what I think is right in order to serve the client best. Everywhere else I've ever been, the motto "clients first" is a lie and it's really shareholders first - at Schwab, it's actually the truth. The freedom to be flexible is amazing as well - I have small children and spouse. I've reported to two managers here at Schwab and each of them have actively made me feel NOT guilty for needing to leave at a certain time or work from home, etc. It's been enlightening and refreshing to work for a place that puts into action the values they say they have. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"There are not enough female financial consultants at this company. More women need to apply. We get a lot of request from our female clients asking to speak to a female consultant and it is disappointing to the them when told that we not have anyone available."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Schwab is a great place to work for women. You can create your own destiny and there are women in multiple power positions."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Director, Strategy & Business Development
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Great place to work, very accommodating to women and their needs with their families and children."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
S1BO, Operations
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"I am surrounded by many fantastic and strong female leaders. I truly believe Schwab promotes talent without bias towards gender. Benefits, Employee Resource Groups, policies and internal practices have all been family friendly, from what I've seen. Diversity is recognized and voiced as incredibly important among leaders at all levels. I cannot say enough good things about Schwab and fully intend to retire here!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"The degree of flexibility is, of course, very dependent upon your role. If you're in a phone based role, your options are limited but leaders genuinely care and are very willing to find solutions if you need accommodations for emergencies, etc. Increasing web technology makes it a lot easier to work from home if your specific role allows it and, from my experience, this has been an available option as needed. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"My previous employer was always shoving "shareholder value" down our throats. In the 10+ years I've been at Schwab, I've only heard it mentioned a handful of times - how refreshing!!. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Great culture for women and anybody that cares about offering the best services for our clients and employees."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Product
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"In an industry dominated by men, we need more women. I have never felt that Schwab treats women differently and there are many female leaders in high positions to look up to. Schwab is proud to celebrate all diversity and inclusion."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Your hours are your hours and you need to be there for clients. I do not have flexibility to work from home in my client facing position, HOWEVER, the are many positions that DO have this flexibility."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Women support one another here, and many of the managers are blind to gender (I mean that as a good thing)."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"I think Schwab is a great place for a woman to work. However, I will say, I also think it depends a lot in what department you work in. I have noticed some inconsistency in certain policies such as remote work and flexible hours."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Sr. Learning Manager, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"There are great opportunities in Financial Services especially at Charles Schwab. Although, in some departments more than others it is still dominated by men so you may feel isolated at times. We are actively working on getting more women informed about what we offer and the career possibilities. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"CS&S has recently unleashed schedule flexibility for representatives but for Managers in CS&S it is difficult to obtain this flexibility without feeling like it's a bad thing to want and do. "
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"You're opinion counts; Environment full of opportunity for growth and development; Encouraging Senior Leadership"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Manager, Finance
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"My pay is not at the same level as my peers. I came into the role low in my range, and have had a hard time moving up the pay scale. Management says that gender diversity is important to them, but I'm not sure that it flows down to their actions. Actions speak louder than words. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Manager, Compliance
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"No"

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"I find in my area women are treated fairly and respected. I would highly recommend women to work for Schwab. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"This is a great place to work! I've been here over a decade. They've moved me from SF to Denver. I have had three maternity leaves and two sabbaticals. I am looking forward to a third sabbatical. I cannot imagine working anywhere else. I love it here."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility really differs form team to team and is at the discretion of your manager. It would be nice if it were consistent across the firm."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
36 Weeks Paid | 10 Weeks Unpaid
"This is over the course of three maternity leaves"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"the organization is women inclusive but the industry still is very slanted towards male employees. % are not very balanced"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"It is flexible, letting you meet family needs when necessary"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Cust Service
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"We have great female leaders who are willing to mentor and support others! "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"While the environment has changed over the years one thing that holds true, we do everything to help deliver excellent service to our clients. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Learn your role and figure out your career path sooner rather later."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"We need a longer lunch time."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"It has good work-life balance, but not so great with diversity."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"The CRO is a self-professed 'crumudgeon' when it comes to people working from home."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"The higher you move up in the company the more of the "good ole boys" culture you'll encounter."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"In my particular role, there's a pretty good amount of day to day flexibility. I do wish they'd be more progressive about maternity/paternity leave. And it's infuriating when they offer certain benefits to employees only in the state of CA because that state mandates them, but offer less to the rest"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"there is no formal diversity training and people may say or do insensitive things and hide behind ignorance"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Women are rare in this industry but I feel like Schwab goes a great job trying to attract more women talent into my role. My manager is very flexible when it comes to needing to be there for my kids - whether they are sick or it's an extracurricular activity I need to attend. The only thing that would make this job better would be if I could work from home a few days/week."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
10 Weeks Paid | 2 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"The company is fair and has a great culture. The attitude of the teams reflect the leadership at the top. Walt is an amazing leader "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
VP Branch Manager, Sales
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"There is a big push for women to take leading roles within the company. There is great visibility."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"While there is always room for improvement, Schwab is better than most for woman in leadership as well as benefits."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"It depends on the position. Some roles are more flexible than others."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
0 Weeks Paid | 12 Weeks Unpaid
"It has changed since I took maternity. It was not specific maternity leave when I did... it was short term disability pay. It is now 6 weeks paid maternity"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Schwab is an honest, ethical employer that really works to see through the client's eyes."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Sr. Manager, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"They have been very supportive of my growth and the culture here is great. I have never felt less than equal to my male peers and they support a great diversity/inclusion network. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
"The policy has improved since I left. They should make it more clear that you must enroll in disability to be eligible for pay. "
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"It's been great; I've been encouraged along the way. Definitely lots more room for women in client facing and/or middle management roles."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"This is very role/business unit dependent!"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"The change in HR leadership has created the opportunity for a paid leave policy in 2017; I took advantage of it and also paired it with the paid sabbatical (4 weeks) program after 5 years of service. Four months off 'paid' was a game changer for my pregnancy."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Sr Manager, Marketing
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Telecommuting is available on a case-by-case basis."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
"First payment is your 6 week disability pay (you should elect 66% in advance of a pregnancy to be eligible for this benefit), 1/3 of this day comes from your sick, vacation pay. Then at 6 weeks (or 8 for c-section) through 12, that is fully paid at normal salary. So its paid, but you pay yourself first."
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"I say that promotions are few and far between for both men and women. Salary increases are rare as well. Negotiate a strong starting salary because other than minimal annual raises that don't cover cost of living, you won't get pay increases."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Sr. Staff, IT
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"My team is extremely flexible and accommodating about working remotely. However, other areas of the company do not allow that flexibility."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"I did not take maternity leave."
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Schwab makes a clear and conscious effort to support women in our workplace. From day 1, I've felt equal to all employees (both male and female) who work here because gender & hierarchy boundaries don't exist!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Encouragement of women's success in the workplace. People are smart and friendly Management is supportive of career development and leveraging your strengths and talents "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Working mothers get very little support here. If you have kids, you are going to need a very flexible, very reliable child-care plan. For example, the office never closes when the local schools close. And telecommuting is not an option. And management does not announce whether the office is open until 4:00 am the day of, making it impossible to arrange back-up child care."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Director, Legal
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"No telecommuting, No flexible hours, No part time policy."
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"No"

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"Schwab is one of the best places to work - while there are pockets of too many men in leadership roles, there are great opportunities for women. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"There is appears to be a definite ceiling. Positions with higher pay, more opportunities tend to go to men. Getting an interview for other areas is very difficult, most will talk to you informally, but an actual interview is hard to snag. Your referrals of your friends and family to positions will most likely not even get a phone screen. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Due Diligence Analyst, Finance
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"No"

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"I would say that out of all of the employers that I have worked for in my career, Schwab is the most diverse in terms of hiring and equitable in terms of treatment of women in the workplace."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Employees with non-exempt status have less flexibility than exempt employees. It makes sense for certain roles that require customer service support where shifts apply. It would be great if more flexibility was offered in non-exempt positions where shifts are not applicable."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Positive culture. Personal development encouraged. Many job opportunities. Overall a great place to work and thrive. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Sr. Manager, Finance
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Could have a more robust work from home/remote allowance. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"If you are looking for a career opportunity where your contribution and input is valued - consider Charles Schwab. Great people who care about each other and our customers."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Managing Director (MD), Human Resources
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"There are a lot of female leaders and role models."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"It is a supportive workplace for women, however it is critical that you take ownership of your career and seek out opportunities."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"I think its a good company although compensation relative to peers may not be great. Schwab does not strive to overpay and it shows in the recruiting. They do care about people."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I think it depends on the manager and the role. I feel that working from home is not really an option on a consistent basis. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Schwab offers a really fantastic women's network and support system! I feel like not only do the women do a great job supporting each other, but many of the men do as well."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Although the culture does not support a team of remote employees typically, we do have the flexibility (in certain roles) to work remotely when necessary. It gives me the flexibility to manage exceptions to the schedule that come up at home."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Benefits and pay are good. Flexibility is limited. There are very few female leaders -- For example, only 25% of Walt Bettinger's (the CEO) leaders are female. Our group has 20% women (1 of 5) and the next level up is 100% men -- not a single woman (beside his admin). "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Managing Director (MD), IT
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I do wish there wasn't such a demand for "seats in chairs" for areas that are more technical where work is not always collaborative with folks in your location. This flexibility to work remote, even if random or once a week, would help with flexibility in a very substantial and impactful way."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"The culture is very much high-school. You have to be in "close circle" to even do your regular job effectively. I understand that no matter where you go, you have to build relationships and be some sort of circles to succeed. However, this is the worst I have ever seen. There are companies out there that meritocracy can win. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Some people can work from home, but that policy seems like not available anymore. The ones who got "grand-fathered" kept that "benefit". This is not very fair. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"No"

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"This is a good organization for. The CEO is a family man and very humble. Employees and their opinion are important. They don't pay competitively. Also across the organization there are a lot of inefficiencies and reactive strategies. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"It really depends on the department you work for. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Schwab tries its best to promote equality, but fails with its "troops on the ground". Management tends to forget about the opportunites for all and instead focuses on the promotion for one. Its very backwards. Hard work is not rewarded daily, but instead, done for everyone. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 1 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"No"

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"Better environment than many for women, but still room for improvement."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
3 Weeks Paid | 9 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Do your research before committing to join this company. Know that the expectations they tell you at your interview may not be what you find once you are part of the organization."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"It depends on your manager / department, but by supervisor often calls me outside of business hours and expects me to answer. They offer a 28-day sabbatical every five years but you have to cover for everyone else on your team while they are taking their sabbatical, so you are often working long hours."
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"It's a great place to work, whether you're starting your career or are in mid-career. They just improved their paternity leave policy this year and it seems that every year they make improvements, based on what employees want. Yes, they actually listen to employees! For example, I had mentioned in various surveys that I wished Schwab would contribute more to our HSAs and they listened."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"This is honestly the best place where I've been employed, and I've been in the workforce for over 25 years! I've worked at Charles Schwab for 3 years and I only have wonderful things to say about this employer. I hope to retire from Schwab in 20 years! I wish I was working at Schwab when I had my kids, because they definitely have very good parental leave policies and one of the few companies that offers both vacation and sick leave."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"They seem to improve the maternity/paternity leave policy every year. Although it doesn't apply to me any more, I know lots of people take advantage of it. There are also special "mommy" rooms on every floor for breastfeeding moms. And no, you don't have to pump in a bathroom stall!"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Charles Schwab is inclusive and a great place to work and grow."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Great place to work but you must still advocate for yourself."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Managing Director (MD), Operations
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"There are a lot of male executives and not enough women mentors. They need to allow for more flex time. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"No flex time, alternative schedules, and very limited work from home abilities"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Being a part of the Schwab Family has been one of my best decisions, personally and professionally. In an industry where women haven't always been welcomed, its incredible to work for a firm that has firm values and beliefs that shine through each day. This is an organization that celebrates the unique strengths that we all have to offer. There are continuous opportunities to learn and grow and I know that my opinion is valued. Most importantly, Schwab is intentional about ensuring that we have diverse talent but also that we retain that talent. We have Employee Resource Groups that foster the engagement and development of our entire staff and highlights the incredible backgrounds and experiences that we all bring to this incredible place we call Charles Schwab. Come Join Us!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Our leadership team is very understanding and is always willing to work with employees who need additional flexibility. I have always felt comfortable speaking with my leaders about flexibility and things I needed."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"I would tell anyone that Schwab is a great place to work."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
IT
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"it's a great place to work, this is the best leadership time I've ever worked for"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Talent Sourcing Advisor, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Your boss matters here. The form has a great culture but your growth is highly dependent on a supportive supervisor"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Branch Manager, Sales
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"A sexist boss makes it difficult for flex time"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Schwab is comprised of "nice" people - everyone is respectful, considerate, and overall, there's still that small-town, California laid-back feel. In fact, it's even quite cultish in a way; so many employees - men and women alike - LOVE Schwab and are proud to work for the organization. However, a part of this is also due to the fact that they really don't know any better. Honestly, the benefits at Schwab are just ok. The benefits pale in comparison to what bigger American banks are offering, and certainly what the Swiss, German, and French banks are offering. Schwab really needs to step up its game in terms of medical, leave, work/life, and fringe benefits."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Again, it depends on your role. If you are at Schwab corporate, there's more flexibility. The branches are all about face-time, so there's only so much flexibility, much of which is dependent on branch hours."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"I'm thinking of starting a family in the near future and Schwab's 6-weeks paid maternity leave is a blip on the calendar. It takes well over 6-weeks to just physically heal after giving birth! Given that many companies require employees to be there for at least 1-year, I will have to leave Schwab to start the clock at another organization that has a better maternity leave policy."
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"It is a workplace with a friendly culture, and great benefits. For an upwardly mobile woman, you will need to be political, as you would in any place, to be seen and heard often by senior leadership. It is a hierarchical organization, so you would want to play by these rules if you want to play the game. If you don't want to play the game, it is a comfortable place to work, with nice people to work for and with. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
Senior Marketer, Marketing
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexible with limits. If someone works from home too often, people will start to notice. There is also a requirement to log all the hours where you are working remotely."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"They genuinely care about equality and have an inclusive culture. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Schwab is a great company to work for. However you definitely need to push to get ahead. Thx "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"As of 2017, Schwab added a paid leave policy. Schedule flexibility varies by department. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Not a great place in terms of upward mobility, however it has great work life balance. In the process of moving jobs out of San Francisco to cheaper states."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Director, Research & Development
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"Schwab did not have a maternity policy until January. I believe it is now 6 weeks for the primary caregiver and 1 week for the non-primary."
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Maybe"

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"There are more gender inequality struggles among financial advisors than among office roles like mine."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility is determined manager-by-manager. Culturally, working from home is generally not supported at the top of the house, so I feel guilty when I do it. Even though I'm putting in more time and being more productive when I do it."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"Schwab just increased their parental leave time off to 6 weeks paid. If I were still having kids, I'd be pumped about that."
Would you recommend Charles Schwab to other women?
"Yes"

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"Overall the culture and environment are very positive. Pay is at the lower end of the average for the industry. Only have a few female senior leaders at executive level."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Charles Schwab can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility