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Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab, United States on Jul 6th, 2021
"Like many companies, there are varying levels of talent and expectations. If you get to work for a boss (who has the authority and ability to) that enhances, sets realistic expectations, and works on providing the right resources, this company is great. However, it seems that the mantra of do more with less and work 60+ hours a week is the new norm. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab, United States on Dec 9th, 2020
"Overly male leadership. Expected to work overtime which is tough with young kids. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab, United States on Nov 6th, 2020
"It's a great place to work. They value diversity and actively work at continuing to build a culture that makes everyone feel supported. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab, United States on Nov 4th, 2020
"Schwab is full of nice people, but it is an archaic, stuck place to work."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab, United States on Feb 11th, 2020
"Fewer women in real leadership roles and an anticipated move out of SF make for a discouraging future in the company."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab, United States on Feb 6th, 2020
"Be prepared to be in an old school boys club."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab, United States on Jan 15th, 2020
"Overall a good place to work, but still male dominated and depending on your leadership, may or may not be focused on gender diversity and inclusion. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab, United States on Aug 26th, 2019
"Make the best out of your role regardless of what my experience was. Everything isn't for everybody. Might be a good fit for you. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab, United States on Jul 3rd, 2019
"Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. As an equal employment opportunity employer, our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to any status that is protected by law (Equal Employment Opportunity policy). Schwab is also an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. We believe diversity and inclusion are part of our success as a company and our purpose of serving every client with passion and integrity."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab, United States on Jun 5th, 2019
"To make sure you document everything and are very cautious in your delivery."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Feb 25th, 2019
"Great company culture overall! I feel valued everyday for the work I do. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Feb 4th, 2019
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Dec 11th, 2018
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Nov 29th, 2018
"Schwab really values women and we are seeing an increase in diverse leadership roles where women are concerned."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Nov 26th, 2018
"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. "
"Six weeks paid parental leave to care for a newborn or adopted child"
"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 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. "
"Schwab is a company striving for a better tomorrow, which is extremely encouraging in a male dominated industry. "
"I was pleasantly surprised by the level of diversity on my team."
"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 my experience has been wonderful at Schwab. Everyone is willing to help and any roadblocks that appear are readily cleared. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Nov 11th, 2018
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Oct 26th, 2018
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Oct 22nd, 2018
"Be ready to watch someone who was hired at the same time as you get promoted because they're a man."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Oct 12th, 2018
"There is gender diversity here, but women still face many of the challenges that they face with less progressive employers."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Aug 3rd, 2018
"There is a strong network of women willing to support you at Schwab."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Jul 10th, 2018
"Your experience really depends on your manager. Great managers offer the most flexibility because they trust you. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Jun 7th, 2018
"Tons of opportunities and great place to grow. Good work live balance and diverse culture."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Jun 4th, 2018
"Salary, benefits, culture, career growth, development opportunities are all important pieces of working for Charles Schwab."
"Schwab is a great company that cares about its employees and has a with a culture of diversity and inclusion"
"Lots of growth potential. Wish the PTO accrual was more robust."
"Lack of vision strategy by leadership. Significant churn in leadership. Lack of career growth."
"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."
"Joining the Women's Interactive Network gives you the opportunity to mentor with other talented women"
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Apr 14th, 2018
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Apr 10th, 2018
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Apr 6th, 2018
"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 "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Mar 17th, 2018
"I personally found that my male bosses at the firm were more family oriented than the female bosses. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Mar 13th, 2018
"They have treated me fairly and much better than my former employers. I feel the opportunities are wide open to succeed. "
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Mar 9th, 2018
"I think that women are treated equally and there are a number of women in senior leadership positions."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Mar 1st, 2018
"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."
"Respecting others and work/life balance are both very important parts of the culture at Schwab. Family time is honored."
"The culture is great! Strong work-life balance is encouraged. feedback for improvements is constantly asked for. "
"The firm offers excellent benefits, competitive salaries and promotes a healthy work life balance. They also promote great health and fitness."
"It is a male dominated industry. I feel that it helps to be a strong female to thrive."
Anonymous shared this review of Charles Schwab on Feb 17th, 2018
"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. "
"The finance industry is very male dominated, despite the efforts of this firm, there will still be barriers for women to overcome. "
"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. "