Awards & Recognition

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Seeing challenges “Through Clients’ Eyes” is the North Star that guides everything we do. Any recognition and awards we receive mean that we’re making a difference by helping improve peoples’ lives. And for that, we are extremely humble and proud. 

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Industry Awards

Customer satisfaction is our measuring stick. That’s why we push ourselves to give you an ever-improving experience with our products, our services, and our people. And being recognized as the best at what we do by our clients and industry means we’re on the right track.

Industry Awards

  • 2021 Best Online Brokers Recognition

    Awarded by Investor's Business Daily.

  • 2021 Best in Class Overall Recognition

    Awarded by

  • 2021 Most Admired Companies Recognition

    Awarded by FORTUNE.

  • 2021 Most Trusted Broker Recognition

    Awarded by Investor's Business Daily.

  • 2019 Best Online Broker Recognition

    Awarded by Kiplinger’s.

  • 2019 Best Overall Online Brokers Recognition

    Awarded by Investopedia.

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National Business Awards

Improving the lives of our clients is the best recognition we can receive. But hearing from others that we’re doing a good job is pretty great, too.

National Business Awards

  • 2021 Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Direct Retail Banking

    Awarded by J. D. Power.

  • 2021 Best Bank for ATM Access

    Awarded by Nerdwallet.

  • 2021 Broker for IRA Investng

    Awarded by Nerdwallet.

  • 2021 Best Robo Advisor for Portfolio Options

    Awarded by Nerdwallet.

  • 2020 Group Retirement Recognition

    Schwab scored the Highest Retirement Plan Participant Satisfaction among Large Plan Providers, 3 years in a row. Awarded by J.D. Power.

  • 2019 Best Bank for Frequent Travelers

    Schwab has been recognized since 2017 by Kiplinger's.

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Community-Focused Awards

Giving back to the communities where we live and work is an important part of who we are as a company and as individuals

Community-Focused Awards

  • America’s 50 Most Community-Minded Companies

    Schwab has been recognized since 2017 by Points of Light .

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National Workplace Awards

A supportive culture and workplace where everyone is welcome, and has an opportunity to achieve their full potential, is a great point of pride for us.

National Workplace Awards

  • 2021 The Best Employers for New Grads

    Awarded by Forbes magazine.

  • 2021 America’s Best Large Employers Recognition

    Awarded by Forbes magazine.

  • 2021 Top Employer Recognition

    Awarded by readers of Careers & the disABLED magazine.

  • 2021 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality Recognition

    Charles Schwab has received a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index every year since 2004.

  • 2021 Most Attractive Employer

    Awarded by Universum.

  • DEI 2020 Award

    Schwab scored 90 on the 2020 Disability Equality Index.

  • 2020 Best Places to Work in Money Management

    Charles Schwab Investment Management has been recognized by Pensions & Investments since 2016.

  • 2019 Readers’ Choice Top 50 Employer Recognition

    As compiled by Equal Opportunity magazine.

  • 2019 Best Company for Women Recognition

    Awarded by Fairygodboss for the second year in a row.

  • 2019 Top-Rated Workplace Recognition

    Awarded by Indeed for the second year in a row.

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Regional Workplace Awards

Our commitment to do right by our employees and give them a welcoming workplace where everyone can thrive has always been our mission. Being recognized for it by the communities where we operate is icing on the cake.

Regional Workplace Awards

  • 2021 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies

    Schwab has been recognized since 2014.

  • 2021 Best Companies to Work for in Texas

    Schwab has been recognized since 2017.

  • 2021 Top Companies in Austin, TX

    Schwab ranks as one of the Top Companies in the greater Austin-area by LinkedIn.

  • Top Workplace Award

    Schwab ranks as a top place to work in many of the places we call home:

    Austin, TX (2013-2020)
    Charlotte, NC (2016-2020)
    Chicago, IL (2013-2020)
    Cleveland, OH (2013-2018, 2020-2021)
    Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (2017-2020)
    Denver, CO (2013-2021)
    Indianapolis, IN (2013-2021)
    Orlando, FL (2019-2021)
    San Francisco, CA (2013-2021)

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    2020 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona

    Schwab has been recognized since 2013.

  • 2019 Best Places to Work

    Schwab ranks as a best place to work in both Austin, TX and Central Texas.

  • 2018 Top 100 Companies

    Schwab was recognized as a top company in Central Florida (2016-2018). Awarded by Orlando Sentinel.

Military Workplace Awards


Military Workplace Awards

We’re honored to be recognized by military organizations for our support of veterans and their families, and thank all former and active service members and their families for their sacrifice.

Military Workplace Awards

  • 2021 Best of the Best Recognition

    Schwab has been recognized since 2012 by U.S. Veterans Magazine.

  • 2020 Military Friendly Employer

    Schwab has been recognized since 2012.

  • 2020 Best for Vets Employer Recognition

    Schwab was recognized (2010-2016, 2019-2020) by Military Times EDGE.

  • 2017 Top 10 Military Friendly Employer Recognition

    Schwab was recognized from 2012-2017.

  • 2017 Military Friendly Spouse Employer Recognition

    Schwab was recognized 2012-2017.

  • 2017 Patriot Award Recognition

    Awarded by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

  • 2016 Most Valuable Employer Recognition

    Schwab was recognized 2015-2016.

0000-2020 "2021 Online Broker Review," published January 2021. Participation is required to be included. All broker participants were assessed on 256 different variables across eight core areas: Commissions & Fees, Research, Platforms & Tools, Mobile Trading, Offering of Investments, Education,  Ease of Use and Overall. Due to the pandemic and extensive market volatility, Customer Service was not scored as a main categoryAll 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's opinion. A “Best in Class” designation means finishing in the top five brokers for that category. Read our 2021 Review. For further information on how the ratings were calculated, see's "How We Test".

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

Charles Schwab received the highest numerical score in a tie in the J.D. Power 2019 US Wealth Management Mobile App Satisfaction Study of customers’ satisfaction with their wealth management mobile app. Visit

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. 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 are recognized as Best Online Brokers award winners. For further information on how the ratings were calculated, see IBD's Criteria and Methodology. 

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Charles Schwab Bank, SSB received the highest numerical score in the J.D. Power 2019-2020 U.S. Direct Banking Satisfaction Studies of customers’ satisfaction who have direct banking accounts. Visit

Charles Schwab received the highest numerical score among large plan providers in the J.D. Power 2018-2019 and tied in 2020 U.S. Retirement Plan Participant Satisfaction Studies of participant’s satisfaction with their retirement plan provider. Visit for more details