Great work environment, very top heavy
Software Test Engineer (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – May 23, 2012
Schwab is a great place to work with an excellent corporate culture. Most at Schwab understand that people have personal lives and will accommodate for that, so long as you have your responsibilities covered. The general atmosphere is fairly laid back, which means that as an employee you have to take the initiative frequently. In IT, they haven't figured out how to promote lower level employees. This is because they hire in many employees at the senior staff level, which results in the company being quite top-heavy. There is no defined criteria in IT land for promotion and it often seems to be at management's whim. However, as long as you perform well, job security is almost ensured, barring unusual circumstances.