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Charles Schwab Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (SCHW)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$10+ billion (AUD) per year


Financial services can be complicated. At Charles Schwab, we’re trying to fix that. We have a history of challenging the status quo and innovating in ways that help individuals create a better tomorrow.

Mission: Our purpose is to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity, empowering them to take ownership of their financial future at every income level and life stage.

Charles Schwab Reviews

  • "Great culture and people"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Analyst
    Current Employee - Equity Analyst
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Schwab full-time (More than 8 years)


    Lots of great people and opportunities within many ares of finance.


    Like any large, conservative company, things can move a bit slower than is ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to expand the business more outside of domestic US operations.

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Charles Schwab Photos

Charles Schwab photo of: Take Your Child to Work Day sponsored by the Schwab Parents Network (SPAN)
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Charles Schwab photo of: Partnership from all of our co-workers to serve our clients in these times!
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Charles Schwab Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Charles Schwab.


    I applied online during the middle of the COVID crisis and received a reply from someone in HR around 2 weeks later. They mentioned that they had received my resume and wanted to know if I was still interested in the position. We scheduled a time for an initial interview, and this conversation took place around a week later. Basic behavioral type questions were asked, and they had me walk through my resume and past accomplishments. Overall the conversation lasted around an hour (which surprised me), but the representative from HR was super friendly and our conversation was great.

    I received a follow up phone call a few days later informing me that I had moved on to the next round of interviews. This process took around 2/3 weeks, but eventually I had a "zoom" style interview with my webcam and two of their "Team Members". This interview was much more in-depth. This conversation lasted around 75 minutes and it included a role playing exercise which I was told to prepare for beforehand. The two individuals interviewing me were very professional, but once again our conversation flowed naturally and I left the interview encouraged about the position as a whole. Once again behavioral style questions were asked, but I was required to be much more thorough with my answers.

    I received a call around 3 days later notifying me that I was being offered the position.

    Overall the process took around 5 weeks and was quite in depth, but everyone involved was super helpful.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about Charles Schwab (why do you want to work here)?   Answer Question
    • Name a time where you received constructive criticism and how you responded to it.   Answer Question
    • Name a time where you "failed".   Answer Question
    • What do you know about investing and the licensing exams?   Answer Question
    • Name a time you had to go out of your way to help someone else succeed.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Throughout the recent crisis, it’s heartening to see our employees step up to meet the new challenges we face at work, while also taking the necessary steps to keep themselves and their families safe.

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Charles Schwab Awards & Accolades

  • Military Times Best for Vets: Employers, Military Times, 2019
  • Best Companies to Work for in Texas, Best Companies Texas, 2019
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