I am actually a former employee of Schwab, who was recently let go. I worked for Schwab as the other gentleman posted for over 7 years straight out of college. This company promised the world upon hiring, stating there was a 15% annual bonus. Soon after, they eliminated bonusses (Below VP Level) Pay as compared to the industry, especially with the services provided by client services was extremely low.
Secondarily, the politically correct environment domintaed by gossip, low ethical standards and low quality of management really changed my views of Schwab. As a licensed rep I cannot say whether this is a good company to invest in or not legally. But I can state my opinion, that I would SERIOUSLY consider searching elsewhere before applying at Schwab. Charles himself is a good man, but unfortunately through greed, big business politics, and our politically correct work environments, I would weigh my options carefully.