Schwab believes that veterans represent some of the very best talent in the country, and we are proud to be an employer of choice for many who have served and those who continue to serve. With many in the military increasingly moving on to new challenges, Schwab remains dedicated to an ongoing relationship with this community of America's heroes.
Opportunity for Growth
Hear Russell's story
"Schwab made me feel like I was finally at a workplace that would accept me for who I wanted to be."
Russell Simmons, Chief Warrant Officer Two, Army Reserves, Schwab Regional Manager for Schwab Private Client Investment Advisory, Denver, Colorado
All of the leadership helps me continue to be proud of who I am, and that's something that I haven't felt until I joined Charles Schwab.
When I first joined, I was timid and didn't really want to tell people about being in the reserves. I actually got deployed in 2014 during my employment here at Charles Schwab.
I didn't tell anybody until about 10 minutes before I left, just because I was concerned, other than my manager.
Then I went to go say goodbye to one of my last teams before I headed out, somebody ran over and said I had a voicemail.
And within that 10 minutes, Walt called me, our CEO, and said, “Hey, you know, on behalf of the firm and my family, we do appreciate your service and I'd like to have lunch with you when you get back.”
It made me feel like I was finally at a place that would accept me for who I wanted to be, and it also, it gave me a year to reflect and say, you know, when I get back I'm not just going to come back and do my job. I want to make a big difference.
For military veterans, there's a lot of opportunity for growth here, and so, when I came back, I was able to be the chair position for the Military Veterans Network here in Denver.
That kind of stuff resonates with me and why I enjoy being here.
Veteran employee partners
Schwab has alliances with more than a dozen organizations dedicated to supporting our country's service men and women, including, but not limited to:
|100,000 Jobs Mission||Veterans Business Network|
|Hero 2 Hired||Hiring our Heroes|
|Joining Forces||Texas Veterans Network|
|U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs||Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS)|
|Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve||Recruit Military|
Military Spouse Employment Partnership.
In 2017, Schwab was inducted into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), a program of the Department of Defense that recruits, hires, promotes, and retains military spouses in portable careers. MSEP connects military spouses with partner employers worldwide, and gives Schwab priority access to a unique and talented group of professionals who are skilled, diverse, and motivated with a strong work ethic.
Supporting military spouses
"I get satisfaction out of what I'm doing every day. I feel accomplished when I go home. And I feel like I've done something that mattered."
Susan Williams, team manager, Operations
El Paso, Texas
Supporting Military Spouses
"Finding this role at Schwab through the Military Spouses Employment Partnership means a lot to me. I get to continue to grow my career with my husband's new station."
Latrice Langhorne, senior specialist, Operations
El Paso, Texas
Read Latrice's story
Meet our veterans
Meet our veterans.
With many in the military increasingly moving on to new challenges, Charles Schwab remains dedicated to providing opportunities that support you in applying your unique skills and experience, as well as the training needed to ensure a smooth transition and continued professional growth.
"Schwab's culture is collaborative, it's always thinking about the other person on the team, it's always thinking about Through Clients' Eyes."
"One of the reasons I chose Schwab is because of the military benefits. The firm offers differential pay for those in the military who get called to serve. That was a huge benefit for me and my family when I was called up this year."
"We are all working toward the same goal of serving clients. And each location has such a commitment to the community and volunteer efforts. I'm a volunteer at heart. It's what first attracted me to Schwab."
"Everything I loved about the military I have here at Schwab—the teamwork and commitment to get the job done, the focus on doing what's right for the clients, the belief that your daily work is meaningful to those you serve. At Schwab, our focus is on our clients and helping them achieve a secure financial future."
"If you're looking for a company where you can transfer your full training potential from the military, look no further than Schwab."
"They took my military background and said it equaled a four-year degree in their eyes."
My Schwab story: MVN Denver
Military Veterans Network (MVN)
"The Military Veterans Network is an awesome group of people who are veterans or friends of veterans who come together and really focus on this concept of service."
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Onscreen text: My Schwab Story: MVN Denver
Onscreen text: Chris Hermen, Sr. Staff, Project Management, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Chris: So the Military Veterans Network is an awesome opportunity for veterans and also people who are friends of veterans to come together and really focus on this concept of service.
Kristin: I have just had deep admiration for those that have served our country.
Onscreen text: Kristin Thorburn, Sr. Staff, Systems Information Engineer, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Kristin: And in my opinion there’s really not that many ways to kind of express my appreciation, aside from saying thank you. And so this is one of the things I do, is, I want to interact with military and veterans and show my support and assist in any way possible, whether it be financially, volunteering. I just want to give back in some way to show that I appreciate everything that’s been done.
Onscreen text: Marc Andersen, Manager, Schwab Private Client, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Marc: It’s great to work for a company like Charles Schwab, that supports veterans and everything that we stand for. And the biggest thing that a lot of veterans get is going to be leadership. And here Charles Schwab embraces that by going out and hiring veterans and focusing on that. It’s nice to know that the Charles Schwab Corporation sponsors a lot of events for the Military Veterans Network, as well as financially, and then also with just giving us the time off, paid time off, in order to do this, to where we can go out and help out our community and then also help out veterans and veteran-related projects.
Chris: So I see service as being an opportunity to look beyond oneself, to be part of something bigger than oneself. And that’s something that really drew me to Schwab to begin with was the outreach to the community. There’s so many different ways to get out and get involved. And being a veteran, it really resonated with me to join the MVN to really facilitate that vision and really be part of something greater than myself.
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National military-friendly workplace recognition
Schwab continues to be recognized for its emphasis on recruiting and training military veterans who are joining or rejoining the workforce and for delivering a work environment, policies, and programs that foster meaningful career opportunities for veterans.
Military Friendly Employer
Military Benefits Magazine named Schwab a "Veteran Friendly Employers" for the sixth consecutive year.
Best of the Best
U.S. Veterans Magazine ranks Schwab as one of the "Best of the Best" employers for the seventh consecutive year.
Military Friendly Top 10 Employer
G.I. Jobs Magazine named Schwab a "Military Friendly GOLD Top 10 Employer" from 2012 through 2017.
Military Friendly Spouse Employer
Military Spouse Magazine named Schwab a "Military Spouse Friendly Employer" from 2012 through 2017.
Schwab received the 2017 Patriot Award as a member of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a program of the Department of Defense.
Most Valuable Employers
Schwab was named one of the "Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military" by Civilianjobs.com in 2015 and 2016.
Best for Vets Employer
Military Times EDGE magazine named Schwab a "Best for Vets Employer" from 2010 through 2016.
Ask Carrie: What do vets need to know about their finances?
After years of serving their country and not having to deal with the everyday financial concerns of civilians, vets are faced with not only adjusting to day-to-day financial obligations, but also planning for the long-term.