Company Menu

On average, employees at Charles Schwab give their company a 3.9 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Charles Schwab employees are Senior Managers submitting an average rating of 5.0 and Managers with a rating of 2.8.

35%
31%
25%
8%
0%
3.9
Average Rating
(based on 48 Charles Schwab Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.0
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
3.9
Work Setting
3.9
Advertisement
Charles Schwab Employee
Posted this month in Phoenix, AZ

"Started in 2009, during the bad times for financial services corporations. Was promised career advancement, great bonus and project pay (overtime for special times of the year). Lies, that is the only way to describe it. If you enjoy a salary in the mid 50's and just want to come in, be stressed and over worked, but leave and not worry about work afterwards, then this may be the place for you. Oh yeah expect raises to be average inflation minus 1% for meets expectations and maybe average inflation for all else."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Charles Schwab Employee
Posted 7 months ago in San Francisco, CA

"Worked at Schwab for 9 years. Great company, but slow to move on ideas and hard to get new roles. As my relationship with my superior declined, work became horrible."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
Charles Schwab (87)

4.4 Highest Rated in this Industry is Forex Capital Markets (13)
2.7 Lowest Rated in this Industry is PSCU Financial Services (7)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,079)
Senior Oracle DBA
Posted 8 months ago in Denver, CO

"Very good company to know the financial industry."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Staff Member
Posted 8 months ago in Denver, CO

"Be prepared to have the life sucked out of your body. Upper MGT is constantly in a reactive mode. A distinct lack of direction from the top leaves one breathless. Security initiatives consume all efforts to achieve any type of direction for your career. The IT segment (DCIS) is consumed with keeping the status-que. If you think you will get a promotion based on merit you will be sadly disappointed. MGT is determined to keep a cap on salaries and that translates into virtually no promotions. They promote treating each other like they treat external customers. Nothing is further from the truth. A state of fear paralyzes nearly everyone from taking any action to change a broken system."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5

Average Charles Schwab Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $3
2013 $4
Senior Implementation Lead
Posted 9 months ago in San Francisco, CA

"In the late 90s the best company ever. Then after 9/11 it became a dark and ominous place. I had already left the company but their layoff procedures consisted of, everyone in the office, All doors locked, power off and then one by one being called in to either keep your job or lose it. That part I find reprehensible. On the other hand depending on the length of employment you were offered up to 15 months severance."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Charles Schwab Employee
Posted 9 months ago in Lone Tree, CO

"Contract opportunities here can be exceptional restrictive due to the immense security required for an a major financial investment firm. With the current workforce migrating to more flexibility and deliverables driving this can be frustrating for someone coming into the environment from a more relaxed role or requirements."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Charles Schwab Employee
Posted 10 months ago in Phoenix, AZ

"I've worked with Schwab since March of 2014 as a contractor. The experience and exposure I received to their network was a very excellent learning experience and many of the network engineers were very helpful in answering any and all question.Management was a different story. The management teak seems very distant from the team when it came to important matter of being over worked. The management team was not very good in regards to budget and accounting, which resulted in many contractor jobs being cut.Overall being a FTE for Schwab is good, with the exception of being over worked, but I would not recommend working with Schwab at a contract capacity."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Director of Software QA Engineering
Posted last year in San Francisco, CA

"Great people, great company, a lot of bureaucracy."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Charles Schwab Employee
Posted last year in Phoenix, AZ

"Excellent company to work for."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Charles Schwab Employee
Posted last year in Austin, TX

"The overall company is very good. The employees are top notch and the core values are in line with the client's best interests. The AFC role is not ideal for an external hire candidate as there will be very little training provided. After 3-6 months new hires are flown to a weeklong training session. The experience and actual daily duties of the AFC job will vary greatly depending on the location and staffing of the branch. The best way to get promoted is to be willing to move."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Senior Technical Lead
Posted last year in San Francisco, CA

"I have been working at Charles Schwab managing Fixed Income Platform. I am responsible for architecture, design and development of features for FI Platform. I consider myself an expert in J2EE, REST, SOA and other distributed technologies."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Software Configuration Management Specialist
Posted last year in San Francisco, CA

"Very good company to work with and I have no issue with company working for last 10 year."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Charles Schwab Employee
Posted last year in San Francisco, CA

"Strong company and well known for its service and quality."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Charles Schwab Employee
Posted last year in Austin, TX

"I worked for Charles Schwab for 1.5 years. It was OK but they tend to be stuck on older technologies in some areas of IT."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
HR Manager
Posted 2 years ago in Germantown, MD

What do you like about working at Charles Schwab?

"I enjoy my supervisor's support, pay, location, projects, coworkers, and company events."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be ready to work and share your ideas about how to improve process but know you're going to get push back"

What don't you like about working at Charles Schwab?

"Not enough communication, I would like to have a coworker to bounce ideas around with..."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Check in with employees more via surveys, more visibability with employees"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
We noticed that your web browser is outdated!

Update your browser to have a more positive job search experience.

Upgrade My Browser

×