Vanguard Investments Australia

  www.vanguard.com.au
  www.vanguard.com.au

Vanguard Investments Australia Reviews

23 Reviews
3.3
23 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Vanguard Investments Australia Managing Director John James
John James
1 Rating

15 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Looks good on a resume. That's about all.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Processing Associate in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Processing Associate in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Vanguard Investments Australia

    Pros

    Status and reputation of the company, looks good on resume.

    Cons

    Low pay, understaffed (each staff member must do the work of about 2-3 people), files piled up the ceiling with angry customers who have been waiting for their issues to be resolved, but not enough staff (Vanguard is too cheap to hire an adequate number of people), antiquated DOS record keeping system that breaks down and even senior staff cannot resolve issues, unreasonable production demands, unfair method of calculating performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Devise fair methods of calculating performance where complex and problem issues receive more weight than simple transactions like changing a client's address. Get updated computer system and do away with DOS. Provide adequate, hands-on training instead of coma-inducing lecture-based training.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    A great organization, thanks for thinking of the client

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Vanguard Investments Australia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great purpose and they want to do the right thing. Working for a global company has lots of benefits. Very long term in thinking.

    Cons

    Only 300 crew so promotions can take longer than a big bank but far less politics. Lots of change as they go global, so lots of early. Calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let poor performers get away with not performing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    What's all the fuss?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanguard Investments Australia

    Pros

    Low stress, career development, lots and lots of opportunity to learn and increase your investment knowledge. Nice people. Fun people.

    Cons

    Career development is in the employee hands. You must be a self-starter at Vanguard to advance. The pay is low when you're on the phones; but improves when you advance off the phones and into higher level investment positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your crew.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    GOod Job for college students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanguard Investments Australia

    Pros

    Great environment
    Great training
    Great job security
    Good place for a college student
    Great resume builder
    Really good retirement benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up in the ranks
    Duties of the job become repetitive and boring if you need variety

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more opportunities for promotions and pay increases. Management shouldn't be so hard on they're workers. Entry level position should be at a higher salary

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leave if you can.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanguard Investments Australia

    Pros

    Steady. You don't need much of your brain to do a good job.

    Cons

    Very political. Some of the middle level managers are basically idiots. They don't treat their direct reports with any respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start laying off the incompetents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Vanguard Investments Australia? Share Your Experiences

Vanguard Investments Australia

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.