2020 Industry & Employer of Choice Recognition

Awards

Since 2013, Schwab has consistently been recognized as a top place to work, based on employee feedback in major markets where Schwab has significant concentrations of employees.

As a firm, we have an unshakable belief in our purpose and in our culture of service. As an employer, we are committed to helping individuals unleash their potential and achieve their dreams— challenging themselves as we seek to challenge the status quo on behalf of our clients. We place great value on the recognition we receive as an employer of choice, particularly those awards that are based on feedback from our employees.

Military-friendly workplace

For the ninth consecutive year, Schwab was recognized as one of the Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies by U.S. Veterans Magazine and as a Military Friendly Employer. Schwab was also named as a Best for Vets Employer by Military Times EDGE.

2020 Awards

  • Charles Schwab received the highest numerical score in the DIY segment of the J.D. Power 2019–2020 U.S. Self-Directed Investor Satisfaction Studies of investors’ satisfaction who use self-directed investment firms. Visit jdpower.com/awards.

  • Investor’s Business Daily “Best Online Brokers” Survey 2020 badge

    Schwab was rated #1 in Website Security and Broad Choice of Investments, and #2 for Best Overall Customer Experience in the 2020 Investor’s Business Daily Best Online Brokers Survey.

  • Schwab was ranked #3 in “Best in Class” Overall in 2020 by StockBrokers.com. Schwab was also ranked “Best in Class” in Best Brokers for IRA Accounts, Best Discount Stock Brokers, Best Options for Trading Platform, and Best for Penny Stocks Trading.

  • Schwab was named #1 Online Broker Overall by Investor’s Business Daily, ranking #1 in Price Component and #1 in Online Broker Trust Index.

  • : In 2020, Charles Schwab was selected as one of the FORTUNE Top 50 ‘World's Most Admired Companies®’.

    Selected as one of The World’s Most Admired Companies® by FORTUNE Magazine.

  • Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
    Each year since 2004, Charles Schwab has received a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, which rates American workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality.

  • Schwab scored 90 on the 2020 Disability Equality Index.

  • Schwab has been recognized since 2017 by Points of Light.

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From Investor’s Business Daily, January 27, 2020, ©2020 Investor’s Business Daily, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited. The ratings are based entirely on input of brokers’ customers. Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) and polling partner TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence surveyed more than 4,000 investors, asking them to rate their primary online broker in the 15 performance categories. Ten online brokers were included in the analysis, and the top five brokers overall and in each category were recognized as “Best Online Brokers” award winners. For further information on how the ratings were calculated, see IBD’s Criteria and Methodology.

StockBrokers.com: “2020 Online Broker Review,” published January 2020. Participation is required to be included. All broker participants were assessed on 236 different variables across eight core areas: Commissions & Fees, Customer Service, Platforms & Tools, Research, Ease of Use, Offering of Investments, Education, and Mobile Trading. All categories, with the exception of “Banking,” are factored in to the overall ranking. Star ratings are out of five possible stars and are based on a calculation that combines the variable assessment with an opinion score from 1–10, with 10 “very good” in StockBrokers.com’s opinion. A “Best in Class” designation means finishing in the top five brokers for that category. Industry Awards are awarded based on the opinions of StockBrokers.com’s research team. Read our 2020 Review. For further information on how the ratings were calculated, see StockBrokers.com’s “How We Test.”

From Investor’s Business Daily, October 12, 2020, ©2020 Investor’s Business Daily, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited. Results based on an Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) and TechnoMetrica study, which measures consumers’ trust toward financial companies and ranks the companies objectively. A total of 4,297 IBD website visitors and customers participated in the Phase 2 survey in August 2020. To be included in our ranking, at least 100 respondents had to rate a company, except for in the wealth management category, where we required at least 75 respondents. Fifty-one companies passed our minimum inclusion criterion. For further information on how the ratings were calculated, see IBD’s Criteria and Methodology.

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