Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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Communications Manager

Marketing

January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • 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.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

    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!

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Marketing

January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • 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.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. There are many women in management, but there is minimal diversity. Almost no African American women in management positions within my division. Work-life balance is almost non-existent. We had a record year in 2017, yet budgets are flat and we continue to be understaffed.

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Customer Service

January 1970

Better environment than many for women, but still room for improvement.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    3 paid / 9 unpaid

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Account Specialist

Operations

January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 1 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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January 1970

it's a great place to work, this is the best leadership time I've ever worked for

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

Your boss matters here. The form has a great culture but your growth is highly dependent on a supportive supervisor

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    >$100k

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    A sexist boss makes it difficult for flex time

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Client Relationship Specialist

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • 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.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

    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.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. It really depends on the role within the company, and where you are in your life. For instance, if you are thinking of starting a family, Schwab's 6-weeks paid maternity leave policy is pretty lame compared to comparable companies offering 4-MONTHS paid maternity leave. Although the culture is to respect normal working hours versus vacation time, Schwab also doesn't support a work-from-home balance; you're either in the office or on the road.

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • 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.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    I was laid off. But, if I had the chance, to choose to leave, I would have stayed if my opportunities were more challenging. My team endured much organizational changes, and I ended up in a role where tasks were repetitive and uninspiring.

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Finance industry is a traditional old-boys club, but it recognizes it needs to change. However, during this transition from the boys club to becoming more diverse, which also includes hiring and promoting more women in senior leadership, Schwab is open to the idea and wants to do the right thing. It may be harder for women to gain higher rankings in the company, but with the right persistence, it can happen. Or, at least, one can learn from the experience.

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Talent Sourcing Advisor

Human Resources

January 1970

They genuinely care about equality and have an inclusive culture.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Client Specialist

Finance

January 1970

Schwab is a great company to work for. However you definitely need to push to get ahead. Thx

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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