At Larkin Street Youth Services, 20 Schwab employees taped, tarped and painted their way through a launch-day Schwab Volunteer Week project.
The result? A large room originally painted cat-who-ate-the-canary yellow received two coats of lavender-on-a-cloudy-day gray. Better yet, the labor was free.
Nearly 50 Schwab employees covered up their office hands with work gloves and did some serious gardening, weeding and digging to help maintain and improve the community garden at Alameda Point Collaborative.
While the U.S. unemployment rate is still hovering around 9%, we are actively hiring at Schwab. We’re looking for new talent across a variety of functions and locations, but in particular we’re seeking experienced Financial Consultants for many of our 300+ branches across the U.S.
What exactly is a Financial Consultant? “FCs,” as we call them in Schwab-ese...
On the ground in NYC: A conversation with Jonathan Geiger on being an FC at SchwabPosted by Sarah Bulgatz
Following our post last week, “Building our pipeline of new talent,” we thought it might be interesting to talk to one recent hire to get his perspective on what life as a financial consultant (FC) is like at Schwab.
Jonathan Geiger works in Schwab’s upper west side branch in NYC, located on Broadway between 83rd and 84th streets, one of eight Schwab branches in Manhattan. He spent more than 12 years at JP Morgan Asset Management prior to joining Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. last October, but hasn’t looked back since...(Read More)
Diversity is an integral part of the corporate culture at Schwab, something that impressed me right from my first days with the company over 12 years ago. Cathy Campbell is the HR director who heads up all of Schwab’s diversity initiatives, and I had the opportunity to talk to her about why diversity and inclusion are so important at Schwab...(Read More)
Schwab Employees Make the Holidays Brighter for Children in San FranciscoGuest post by Jay L. Allen
I'm privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside women and men who daily demonstrate a passion to serve our clients and one another. This spirit of service makes Schwab a special place to work and their commitment often extends well beyond the work they do here...(Read More)
We’ve been waiting an entire year. Patiently, even.
We have our T-shirts ready: “Together for Good,” they say. That’s more than a slogan. It’s the entire reason behind Schwab Volunteer Week.
Welcome to the ninth annual Schwab Volunteer Week – a time when thousands of employees give back to communities across the United States...After the volunteers arrive safely at their worksite, they immediately start removing books, sorting educational materials and “deep cleaning.” For John Pacheco, that meant grabbing some rags and window cleaner....(Read More)
Last week, more than 2,600 employees donated about 10,000 hours of service to about 160 different service projects as part of Schwab Volunteer Week. In key cities, a much smaller group of “Schwabbies” were hard at work: our volunteer photographers.
Today begins a three-part photo tour of our volunteer projects, featuring some of my favorite images from four cities in the East and Midwest.
Our photo tour of Schwab Volunteer Week moves west, with fantastic images from Austin, Denver and Phoenix.
Perla Daly got the “plum” assignment (sorry, I couldn’t resist) to photograph Austin employees volunteering at Urban Roots Farm. I always love these outdoor photos – especially this one of Jason Distel picking plums.
Instead of thinking outside the box, photographer Susan Ross of Austin made the box work for her...
Schwab Volunteer Week began in the San Francisco Bay Area nine years ago and has since expanded to 45 cities across the United States. So I think it's only fitting to end my photo tour of last week's volunteer action where so many people leave their hearts.
These three Bay Area projects illustrate the very different ways Schwab helps nonprofit agencies that seek to alleviate poverty and build financial capability. Sometimes we teach financial skills in school classrooms...
Schwab was one of 27 companies recently awarded the annual Gallup Great Workplace Award. According to Gallup, the award honors “organizations whose employee engagement results demonstrate they have the most productive and engaged workforces in the world.” Schwab Senior Vice President of Talent Management Mary Coughlin shared her perspective on what makes Schwab a great place to work, as well as what she sees are the challenges and opportunities in maintaining a high level of workplace engagement....(Read More)
When Military Times EDGE recently named Charles Schwab a “Best for Vets” employer, my first thought was: That magazine must have talked to Shane Magnussen.
I met the former Army Ranger and current Schwab employee when I paid my first visit to our “mile-high” Denver-area offices. Shane is a trained client service representative who answers calls to our toll-free phone line. It's just that his path to Schwab was a little different than most.
As part of our ongoing “Meet the Branch Manager” series, today we head to the Big Apple to get to know Keith Huber, vice president and senior branch manager of Schwab’s Midtown Manhattan and Great Neck, NY, branch locations and a nearly 20-year veteran of the firm. (Read More)
It’s been a busy week, so let’s have a little Friday fun by checking out a few Schwab employees who showed their support for our hometown San Francisco Giants. The orange-and-black gear must have worked...
“With a name like Colleen Anne Mary O’Brien, I had to be an Irish step dancer, right? There wasn’t even really a choice.”
I love stories. And when I sat down to interview Branch Manager Colleen O’Brien...
Employees at Schwab’s call center in Indianapolis made sure their families got some quality lap time with Santa (aka Senior Options Manager Tim O’Donnell) during a recent holiday party.
We couldn’t resist sharing this photo of 6-year-old Maxwell Demalon, who came prepared with a big list for Santa...(Read More)
As a longtime Schwab employee, I think nothing of the fact that many colleagues are gay or lesbian, Hispanic or Asian, young or nearing retirement age. That’s just who we are.
But sometimes it takes external recognition to make you sit up and notice what’s been in front of you all along. That’s just one of the reasons it was particularly gratifying for us to receive another 100 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign on its annual Corporate Equality Index, and to be named a 2013 “Best Place to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Equality.”
This marks the ninth year in a row that Schwab has been awarded a perfect score on the Index even though the HRC has raised the bar on its qualifying criteria every year. I thought it would be interesting to spend some time with Jay Allen, head of Schwab HR and Employee Services, to get his business and personal perspective on the significance of the award and why it’s so important to Schwab...(Read More)
As part of our ongoing “Meet the Branch Manager” series, today we head to Beantown to get to know Rich Rivera, vice president and branch manager of Schwab’s Boston, MA, branch.
As part of our ongoing “Meet the Branch Manager” series, today we head to the City of Brotherly Love to meet Ivor Mills, vice president and branch manager of Schwab’s Philadelphia, Wilmington, DE, and South Jersey branches.
On May 20th Charles Schwab kicks off its tenth annual Schwab Volunteer Week – a time when thousands of Schwab employees across the U.S. will receive paid time off to roll up their sleeves and pitch in at over 100 different local charities.
Schwab Volunteer Week plays an important role in Schwab’s culture of community service. To get a sense of just how meaningful volunteerism is at Schwab, I asked three of my colleagues to share how it affects them personally. To me, their passion to support their communities, and their motivation to volunteer year after year is an inspiration.
As a new Schwab employee, I’ve had the opportunity to ask a lot of people here what makes Schwab so great. The overwhelming response is “the people” – people who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to doing right by Schwab clients along with a genuine desire to do good in their communities. Now that I’ve been on the job for several weeks, I’m starting to see what they mean. And, apparently, so do others.
We’re in birthday mode here at Schwab, having just hit the milestone of 40 years in business. Like any good party, we’re making it last as long as possible with a host of activities planned over the next few months, including a pretty incredible interactive history exhibit that will be visiting nine of our major locations in the coming weeks. More details and photos to come in an upcoming blog post!
It took 11 shovels to make it official, but a new Schwab campus is under way in Lone Tree, Colorado – the intended new work home for about 2,000 of our Denver-area employees.
Last week’s groundbreaking is just the latest sign of Schwab’s commitment to Colorado.
As part of our ongoing “Meet the Branch Manager” series, today we head to the Windy City to meet Steve Stevens, vice president and branch manager of Schwab’s Michigan Avenue, Wacker Drive and Lincoln Park branches.
Today we're celebrating the launch of Schwab Volunteer Week -- an annual event when more than 3,000 employees fan out across the country and share their time and expertise to support more than 150 local nonprofit organizations.
But community service doesn't stop with Schwab Volunteer Week.
So how do you package the 40-year history of an iconic company like Schwab into a 30-by-40-foot exhibit?
That was the question facing a handful of my colleagues and me late last year as we began work on the history exhibit that is now traveling to our major Schwab locations.
It’s Schwab Volunteer Week, and we’ve set a record with 3,200 Schwabbies volunteering in 82 cities to support nearly 160 nonprofit organizations. A few talented employees volunteered in a unique way, serving as official photographers for various projects. Here are just a few of our favorite photos from projects early in the week – and we still have more projects to go!
As part of Schwab’s annual Volunteer Week, a group of Schwab volunteers gathered on Wednesday, May 22 at City of Dreams in the Hunter’s Point neighborhood of San Francisco. City of Dreams is dedicated to helping youth living in low-income housing developments build brighter futures through mentorship and youth development.
At only 26 years old, Steven* found himself living on the street with no possessions and wearing size-8 shoes on his size-10 feet. With nowhere to turn for support, Steven found his way to St. Anthony’s, where he was immediately sent to the medical center to soak his feet in iodine for two days straight. Within several weeks, Steven’s health returned, and he was able to begin looking for a job with help from St. Anthony’s team members, who gave him clothes, jobs skills training and a belly full of food each day.
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