We’re Invested in Our People

We believe that inspired and empowered people are what make Schwab a great place to work.

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Building a team by being ourselves

People at Schwab are free to be their authentic and full selves—without compromise. And we’re stronger for it. Every employee’s unique strengths deepen the value we can create for each other and for our clients.

Engaging an inclusive workforce

 

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Engaging an inclusive workforce

We are dedicated to building and maintaining a dynamic organization and culture that value and reflect the individual strengths of every employee. We believe that diversity benefits everyone, and that, through diversity, we gain a wider range of perspectives and experiences, which enables us to better “see through our clients’ eyes.”

We do this through our partnerships with diverse organizations, training programs and by building internal communities like Employee Resource Groups.

 

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"It took me 20 years of feeling I had to hide ‘me’ before joining such an accepting company. Not only do I not have to hide anymore, but I am appreciated and honored for being who I am. I am proud. I am welcomed. I am a black woman. I am Schwab.”

Stacey Stevenson
Managing Director, Contact Center Experience
Dallas, Texas

 

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Creating intentional communities through ERGs

Creating intentional communities through ERGs

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee-driven and provide support, leadership, development opportunities, and connection to our diverse employee base. Our ERGs are made up of employees who share characteristics or life experiences and are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion at Schwab.

More than 30% of Schwab employees belong to at least one Employee Resource Group, and more than 80 ERG chapters have been created to date. Our ERGs include:

• Asian Professionals Inclusion Network at Schwab (APINS)
• Black Professionals at Charles Schwab (BPACS)
• Charles Schwab Abilities Network (CSAN)
• Military Veterans Network (MVN)
• NEXT at Schwab (NEXT)
• Schwab Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allies Pride Network (PRIDE)
• Schwab Organization of Latinxs (SOL)
• Schwab Parents Network (SPAN)
• Women’s Interactive Network at Schwab (WINS)
• Intersectional Inclusion Network (IIN)

 

Schwab Organization of Latinxs is one of many ERGs the provide support, networking and a sense of community

Find a culture of support

 

"Schwab is the only company I’ve ever worked for that has a group like this, and I love the support that it provides.”

Rosa Ramirez
Team Lead, Operations
Denver, Colorado

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Brand music plays.

Onscreen text: Charles Schwab. Meet Schwab’s Organization of Latinos.

Alex Cuellar, a gentleman wearing a collared shirt, speaks.

Onscreen text: Alex Cuellar, Senior Manager, Software Applications Engineer, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Alex: SOL stands for Schwab Organization of Latinos, and its principle purpose is networking and support for anybody at Schwab,

A group of Schwab employees, including Alex, who are smiling and wearing shirts that say “volunteer” on them, are grouped (some standing, some kneeling) in front of an indoor flower mural while they pose for a picture.

Alex [off-screen]: but particularly around the Latino employees at Schwab,

A group of three different Schwab employees in an office-type environment smile and stand close together while posing for a picture.

Alex [off-screen]: to just provide support, networking,

A panel of seven professionally dressed men and women sit in chairs on a stage. Five of the seven are looking in the direction of the remaining man and woman. Behind all seven is a large screen with the Charles Schwab logo; a picture of the woman who the other panelists are looking at; and the text “Geraldine Ortiz – SOL” and a bulleted list of facts about Geraldine.

Alex [off-screen]: and coaching, and mentoring, and different events.

Omar Aguilar, a gentleman wearing a collared shirt and suit jacket, speaks.

Onscreen text: Omar Aguilar, Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President, Equities, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Omar: Schwab Organization of Latinos is one of multiple affinity groups that Charles Schwab has created it to promote diversity and inclusion. It is one of the key values of Charles Schwab in order for us to have a diverse culture within our workplace.

Carlos Linares, a gentleman wearing a collared shirt and suit jacket, speaks.

Onscreen text: Carlos Linares, Manager, Global Business Solutions, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Carlos: My favorite part about SOL is being able to represent the Latin community and bring that representation to Schwab,

A group of four Schwab employees, including Carlos, sits at a table in a conference room. On the table in front of the employees are laptops, cups, and a notepad. Carlos has his laptop open and looks at the screen while speaking to the other three employees.

Carlos [off-screen]: which as a company is very diverse, and bring that awareness to others outside of our business as well.

Rosa Ramirez, a woman wearing a collared shirt, speaks.

Onscreen text: Rosa Ramirez, Team Lead, Operations, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Rosa: This is the only company that I've ever worked for that has the employee resource group, and I love the support that they provide.

Brand music plays.

Onscreen text: Charles Schwab. Own your tomorrow.

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Opportunities to learn and grow

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Opportunities to learn and grow

We encourage our people to invest in themselves and engage in long-term professional development, so we reimburse expenses for approved business-related education and training. And it’s why we provide informal mentoring from managers and colleagues to help people get on-the-job training and support.

The Schwab Financial Consultant Academy is a developmental rotational program that prepares individuals for a career as a Financial Consultant in one of our branches. Over the course of 18–24 months, participants receive coaching and firsthand experience in the securities industry. They develop problem-solving and presentation skills. And they get a valuable head start on a career in financial consulting.

For aspiring employees, we offer the Schwab Intern Academy, a nine-week structured program that gives juniors, seniors, and graduate students the chance to experience our culture of service.

 

Unleash your individuality

 

"I came here without experience in the finance industry. Schwab really made the transition smoother by giving me formalized training and dedicated resources I could turn to when I had questions.”

Nichole Stinson
Broker
Indianapolis, Indiana

Nichole Stinson shares how she became a successful broker without a background in finance

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Light, upbeat brand music plays as the Charles Schwab logo appears.

Onscreen text: Unleash your individuality.

A young woman with long blonde hair and glasses sits in front of a window looking out at an office building and trees covered in snow.

Onscreen text: Nichole Stinson.

Nichole: My name is Nichole Stinson, and I am a broker.

Nichole sits at her desk wearing a headset. Her computer screen has many Post-It notes and reminders, and on the desk is a framed photo of people. She stands at the shoulder of a taller coworker, speaking to him as he stands working on his computer

Nichole [off-screen]: So, I don't have a finance background. I actually come from a background in healthcare education. So, coming to Schwab, that transition was a little bit challenging, since I've never had experience in the finance industry.

Nichole stands next to her coworker, pointing something out to him on a notebook he holds. She sits at her desk, speaking into her headset.

Nichole [off-screen]: But Schwab really made it a point to give me adequate training, leverage different resources for me to turn to when I had questions, and I really felt like I was knowledgeable whenever I did my first day on the floor.

Nichole stands next to her coworker as he speaks to her, pointing things out on the notebook he holds. Nichole sits at her desk, typing on her computer.

Nichole [off-screen]: There's a lot of clients out there that—just like myself—don't have finance backgrounds. They don't know the answers to all the questions that they have, and the forms that they receive can be challenging at times. So, it's important that we help them get the answers that they need.

Nichole is shown in profile next to another person, speaking and smiling.

Nichole [onscreen]: Schwab is a great place to work, because I think they promote individuality.

Nichole types confidently on her computer. She stands next to her coworker, pointing something out to him on the computer screen as he smiles.

Nichole [onscreen]: I think they really make an attempt to observe your goals or listen to your wants and needs. So, if your goal is to be within leadership, they'll do everything they can to pair you with the people and the resources that you need in order to achieve that goal.

Light, upbeat brand music plays as the Charles Schwab logo appears.

Onscreen text: Own your tomorrow. Learn more: SchwabJobs.com.

Onscreen text: Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law.

© 2018 Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. All rights reserved. Member SIPC. (0418-8XMD)

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Helping our people pursue what matters

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Helping our people pursue what matters

The health and well-being of our people and their families come first. In order to help employees and their families navigate life’s everyday challenges, we focus on providing benefits that matter most to them.

Time off when you’re healthy is an important part of this picture. We create a culture that encourages employees to step away from their desks and take advantage of their accrued paid vacation time. And, after every five years of service, eligible employees are invited to take a 28-day sabbatical. Our people roam the world, check items off their bucket lists, or simply spend extended time with loved ones.

Every day, our employees work to champion our clients’ financial goals. We want to do the same for them by striving to offer benefits, resources, and tools to help them achieve strong financial futures. Some of these benefits include a 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan, employee brand and advice services, and financial protection through disability and life insurance.

 

Kassanadra Fouts shares how Schwab supports work-life balance and why she loves the company

Engage in a balanced work environment

 

"My daughter is looking forward to my sabbatical as much as I am. For a long time, she’s been obsessed with Paris. And now we are going there together.”

Kassandra Fouts
Senior Client Relationship Specialist
Denver, Colorado

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Brand music plays.

Onscreen text: Charles Schwab. Engage in a balanced work environment.

Kassandra stands in an office common area with a large window behind her. She is wearing a purple shirt and has shoulder-length auburn hair.

Kassandra: My name is Kassandra Fouts, and I'm a Senior Client Relationship Specialist.

Kassandra sits at her desk, working on her computer. A close-up of her face shows that she’s concentrating on her screen.

Kassandra: My previous background before Schwab definitely says a lot about how Schwab is as a company now. I came from staying home with my kids to working in finance, and everything I know, I learned here at Schwab.

Kassandra stands next to a colleague at his desk as they discuss something on his screen.

Kassandra: Schwab supports my work-life balance in a multitude of ways, the simplest being the fact that I have a very flexible schedule, and that's given my kids and myself an opportunity to travel. My daughter is obsessed with Paris. And for a long time now, she's been wanting to go. We recently decided that on my sabbatical, which is coming up, we are going to go to Paris, and she is so excited about it. She's already starting to plan where we're going and what we're doing. And without Schwab, that wouldn't have been possible.

Onscreen text: Charles Schwab. Own your tomorrow. Learn more: SchwabJobs.com.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law.

©2018 Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. All rights reserved. Member SIPC. (0618-8FX6)

 

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Modern workspaces, engaged employees

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Modern workspaces, engaged employees

Where you work defines how you work. So we invest in modern workplaces for our employees. Newly opened Denver and Austin campuses—along with a Dallas site opening in 2019—are the latest examples. Campuses are positioned within walking distance of restaurants and services, with easy access to mass transit and major roadways. Wherever possible, we use sustainable materials and systems, designing our buildings to meet LEED Gold® standards.

From flexible, convertible workspaces, walking trails, and on-site yoga classes to showers with changing areas and cafeterias with self-checkout technology, every site aims to put the Schwab employee first.

 

Gracy Farms campus tour

 

"Since opening our doors here in 2000, we’ve been proud to call Austin a big part of our Texas home. We’re excited and humbled to be able to expand our presence with a state-of-the-art facility.”

Dennis Howard
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Austin, Texas

Our newest campus in Austin, TX opened in 2018 and is now home to 1,900 Schwabbies

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[Upbeat music playing throughout]

 

Onscreen text:

Charles Schwab

Austin, Texas

450,000 sq. ft. facility.

Graceful Celestial Vernal Equinox II by Ender Martos.

55 acre campus.

Third office building construction underway.

Outdoor hiking trails.

 

Charles Schwab. Own your tomorrow.

 

©2018 Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. All rights reserved. Member SIPC. (0918-8GCZ)

 

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Supporting veterans and their families

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Supporting veterans and their families

We’re proud to be an employer of choice for many who have served in the military and those who continue to serve. More than simply the right thing to do, hiring veterans brings us some of the best talent in the country. We value the teamwork, discipline, tenacity, and proven leadership that service members bring to Schwab. And we have alliances with more than a dozen organizations dedicated to supporting and hiring our country’s service men and women.

For years, we’ve won national recognition for being a military-friendly workplace. One reason is our Military Veterans Network, an ERG that creates a sense of community with fellow employees who understand the challenges of adapting to civilian life. Another reason is our work to support and recruit the spouses of service members. Our commitment in this area is why Schwab has been inducted into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership.

 

Warren Brown shares his experience as a veteran working at Schwab

Veterans at Schwab

 

"I think Schwab is a great place to work for vets in particular because you get to use the skills and training that you learned in the military here at Schwab.”

Warren Brown
Software Applications Engineer, Schwab Technology Services
Dallas, Texas

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Brand music plays.

Onscreen text:                  [Charles Schwab logo] Engage in a collaborative work environment.

Upbeat music plays throughout. Warren, a man wearing a collared shirt standing in front of a window in a bright, open office space, speaks.

Warren Brown:                 My name is Warren Brown, and I'm a software applications engineer. So I've been serving in the Air Force for going on 15 years now.

Warren stands in front of a whiteboard that has handwritten content separated into columns: “To do,” “Ready: Not in sprint,” “Ready: In sprint,” “In progress,” and “Done.” Under each column, there are several post-it notes with writing on them. Warren lifts a post-it note in the “Ready: In sprint” column and reads what’s written on it.

Warren [off screen]:       My role in the Air Force has been construction-type work as an electrician.

Warren sits at a white desk in an office. On the desk is a keyboard, mouse, monitor, phone, and water bottle. Warren is maneuvering the mouse while looking at the monitor.

Warren [off screen]:       The transition from the Air Force…

Warren [onscreen]:         to working as a software engineer at Schwab has been a smooth transition because…

Warren and a man wearing a sweater and jeans stand in front of the whiteboard facing the camera; a woman in a red shirt, wearing blue glasses and a blue headband, faces them, with her back to the camera. The men are both smiling at someone off screen. 

Warren [off screen]:       I have to do a lot of collaborative work here at Schwab,

Warren [onscreen]:         and being in the military, you have to collaborate with…

The woman in the blue headband and two men (one wearing a collared shirt and one wearing a jacket) stand near each other, smiling and looking at something off screen.

Warren [off screen]        different members to get the job done.

Warren stands to the right of the whiteboard with his arms slightly open.

Warren [onscreen]:         Even though Schwab is a financial institution, I still get the opportunity to work with the latest…

Warren and the man wearing a sweater and jeans stand facing the whiteboard and they each point to a post-it note.

Warren [off screen]:       technologies in web development, so it's a great place for…

Warren [onscreen]:         software engineers to come to if they're looking to get involved into the industry. I think Schwab is a great place to work for vets, in particular, because…

Warren and the woman with blue glasses stand facing the whiteboard. The woman is smiling while Warren points to a post-it note, and then he and the woman converse.

Warren [off screen]:       you get to use the skills and training that you learned in the military here at Schwab as well.

Warren [onscreen]:         I enjoy the challenges that I have to face every day because it pushes me to become better at my craft and excel. Challenges help me to grow.

Brand music plays.

Onscreen text:                  [Charles Schwab | Own your tomorrow logo lockup]

Learn more: SchwabJobs.com

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law.

©2018 Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. All rights reserved. Member SIPC. (0618-8FX6)

 

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Our unique culture and approach have been recognized regionally and nationally

  • FORTUNE World's Most Admired Companies 2019 logo

    FORTUNE most admired company

    In 2019, Schwab was named one of FORTUNE magazine’s top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies for the second straight year. Schwab also earned the top spot for innovation in the Securities and Asset Management category, where we finished second overall.

  • Civic 50 logo

    A Civic 50 most community-minded company

    Since 2017, Points of Light has recognized Schwab as one of America’s 50 most community-minded companies. The award honors how extensively Schwab applies resources to community engagement, aligns philanthropic work with key business functions, supports community through organizational policies, and measures the social and business impacts of community programs.

  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation logo

    HRC Foundation best places to work for LGBTQ equality

    Since 2004, Charles Schwab has received a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, which recognizes companies based on LGBTQ equality.

Schwab ranks as a top place to work

Since 2013, Schwab has consistently been recognized as a top workplace, based on employee feedback, in a growing number of the major markets we call home.

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