I applied online and interviewed at Vanguard.
Interview Details – Received an invitation for a phone interview one week after applying online.
Interview Question – What is a series 7 license? Why do you want to work for Vanguard? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Vanguard in August 2013.
Interview Details – Started the process with a 30 minute screening phone call. Couple of days later had a phone interview that lasted about an hour. Finally was scheduled to come to their campus for an on-site in-person interview that lasted four hours. Was with a group of nine other people. Various ages and backgrounds. Had two 1-hour interviews. First was a roleplay scenario and a case study that I found to be easy. Just use common customer service and pay attention to clients needs. Next was behavioral questions for an hour which I hated.
Interview Question – Name a time when you didn't agree with your boss. How did you handle it Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, but was offered the highest possible salary
I applied in-person and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Vanguard in July 2013.
Interview Details – They don't really tell you what the job is, they just make it sound so great because it is client facing, when in realty you are working in a call center. They don't tell you about the other opportunities within the company and it all seems like a mystery.
Interview Question – They want you to know the whole history of the company and mutual fund industry. They don't give business cards so it is impossible to have a follow-up thank you. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They would not negotiate with me it all, it was a take it or leave it offer.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Vanguard in April 2013.
Interview Details – Vanguard mostly uses the STAR type interview questions. So its "Tell me a time when" Or "Describe a situation when" questions. They want you to put it into STAR format. Situation, Task, Action, Result.
Interview Question – Unfortunately I don't remember the questions because its been a while since I've interviewed. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't really any negotiation. It was a "take it or leave it" type offer.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vanguard in August 2012.
Interview Details – Started with an initial phone interview lasting about 45 minutes. Got invited for a half day of touring the facilities and interviews. The interviews consisted of a 1 on 1, then with two other people that presented a case for me to answer. The case was very easy. My biggest issue was that they asked so many behavioral questions I started to run out of things to say.
Interview Question – More behavioral questions then you can think of. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Vanguard in March 2012.
Interview Details – First I had a telephone interview and then had a interview in person with a case competition. The entire process was a pleasure up until I contacted HR to follow up with the position. I received zero response from a thank you letter as well as a follow up letter. Three weeks later I was notified I did not receive the position by mail.
Interview Question – Please describe a previous job where you had a confrontation with a client? Answer Question
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Vanguard in September 2010.
Interview Details – Good hiring process. Hiring manager was pleasant, very formal. Asked phone interview questions on top of group and one on one interviews. Was introduced to the entire work process early on, and I knew what the job entailed.
Interview Question – What would you do if you had a conflict with a colleague? Answer Question
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Vanguard in June 2010.
Interview Details – I applied online and received a call the next day. I proceeded to have a 45 phone interview about my work experience, my knowledge about Vanguard, any special skills that I have, and was told what the benefits and salary were for the position. Very friendly interviewers. At the end of the interview I was invited for a 1:1 interview at the Malvern building.
Interview Question – What do you know about Vanguard? Answer Question
Interviewed at Vanguard
Interview Details – STAR interview format plus behavioral questions. Understand the investment philosophy, and how important improving the quality of the culture is throughout the company. Not much in the way of quant questions.
Interview Question – They ask you to go through a case study of a customer who is potentially about to miss the mandatory withdrawal amount, and want you to go through how you would approach the situation with zero knowledge of their processes. Answer Question
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