Charles Schwab Named a Top Workplace in Chicago and Austin

Thirteen Awards Received in 2013 for Schwab’s Employee-Friendly Workplace

Monday, November 18, 2013 7:30 am PST



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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charles Schwab Corporation has been recognized again for its employee-friendly workplace through two new awards received this month. In Chicago and Austin, Schwab has been named to the lists of Top Workplaces, published by The Chicago Tribune and Austin American-Statesman, respectively. The “Top Workplaces” program is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent research firm on organizational health and employee engagement, in partnership with many local publications across the United States, including The Austin American-Statesman and Chicago Tribune.

In Chicago and Austin, companies qualified for recognition as a Top Workplace based on employee feedback through a survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics.

“We are incredibly proud to receive this recognition,” said Joe Vietri, senior vice president and senior location leader for Schwab in Chicago. “We have long had a presence in Chicago and have expanded multiple business functions here over the past several years, and it’s wonderful to see how well our employees have embraced and value the Schwab culture.”

Ben Sheppard, vice president of Schwab Retirement Services and senior location leader for Austin, said, “We are thrilled to get this recognition and so grateful to our employees for placing us on the list. We compete with lots of other companies in recruiting new talent, and being known as a great place to work makes us more appealing to the talented pool of job candidates looking for jobs in Austin.”

Other workplace recognition received by Schwab this year includes:

Schwab Workplace

For more than four decades, Schwab’s commitment to help Americans rethink investing has challenged the status quo and offered an alternative to traditional Wall Street investing. To support this, the company seeks forward-thinking, optimistic and driven individuals who are passionate about championing clients’ goals and who want to work in an inclusive and highly collaborative work environment.

Schwab’s benefits are designed to help employees stay healthy, save for long-term financial goals and balance the demands of work and their personal lives. Financial benefits include automatic enrollment in the company’s 401(k) plan including company matching and profit-sharing contributions, an employee stock purchase plan, a matching gifts program for charitable contributions, and discounts on some products. Health & wellness benefits include medical, dental and vision plans; life insurance and disability income protection, as well as a health savings account. Work/life programs include paid vacation, holidays and a sabbatical program for eligible employees after five years of service.

Additional information about Schwab’s workplace, including career opportunities, is available at

About Schwab

At Charles Schwab we believe in the power of investing to help individuals create a better tomorrow. We have a history of challenging the status quo in our industry, innovating in ways that benefit investors and the advisors and employers who serve them, and championing our clients’ goals with passion and integrity.

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Through its operating subsidiaries, The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC,, and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; compliance and trade monitoring solutions; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through Schwab Advisor Services. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and lending services and products. More information is available at and

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