Client Relationship Specialist Job Reviews
Client Relationship Specialist, Strategy & Business Development
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
CEO supports Gender Diversity?
Are Women and Men Treated Equally?
Level of Flexibility1 2 3 4 5Again, 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 takenI'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:
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.