Very Difficult Interview
I applied through other source and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in November 2007.
Interview Details – Initial screening took place in the form of a one-on-one interview following a career-fair solicitation.
Next step was a *detailed* phone interview.
Final step was a full-day recruitment event which consisted of presentations by employees, meetings, one on one behavioral interviews, a panel interview, and a luncheon. The day culminated in a group discussion by the applicants.
Although it was deceptively casual, everyone you meet is watching you *very* carefully for undesireable traits. Some staff seemed rather unfriendly and elitist, but most were down to earth and professional. Be advised, vanguard wants a LOT of information about its applicants. The usual (cover letters, resumes) as well as college transcripts, high school transcripts, writing samples, references).
Interview Question – It went something like this: a client is currently recieving several different monthly statements for various services they are using. The client has asked you whether you can compile these statements into one, easy to read, monthly statement. Doing so is not a normal service, and would result in a significant time cost, however the client is a longstanding one and has provided a lot of revenue for the company. The client is annoyed with the status quo, but is unlikely to take their business elsewhere if their request is denied. What is your response? Answer Question
Interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia
Interview Details – Very helpful interviwers. Whole day of interview. Ask a lot of questions
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5-7 years View Answer
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in July 2008.
Interview Details – After much delay, I spoke with an HR rep who went over some basic pre-interview questions. Unfortunately, the communication stopped shortly after this interview. It is a very difficult company to crack, especially now.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in November 2011.
Interview Details – I applied for the internship through the Vanguard website. Two weeks after applying I got an email from a senior recruiter at Vanguard asking for availability for a phone interview. I did the phone interview and at the end of the conversation I was invited to the Student Visit Day. The day consisted of two hour long interviews, a problem solving exercise, and a meeting with TLP employees. They told me they would let me know if I would receive an offer I would hear by 1-2 weeks and I heard in 6 days.
Interview Question – Where do you see your future going? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in September 2011.
Interview Details – I was interviewed on the phone but the inteviewer was not nice or very charming. Asked behavioral questions and was very quick and boring. She asked the typical questions, why vanguard. Asked what separated them from competition, made them special
Interview Question – What separates Vanguard from competition View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in April 2012.
Interview Details – 1) Initial phone screen with entry-level recruiter at outside staffing company
2) Second phone screen with higher-level recruiter at outside staffing company
3) In person interviews that included a video call and face-to-face meeting
Interview Question – What is the exact process you would go through to recruit java developers? Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in September 2008.
Interview Details – This is for a call center position. Many behavorial questions, "tell me about a time you were working with a difficult individual, how did you handle it?".
Reason for Declining – Company put an emphasis on longevity of working at firm, not how good you were.
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in April 2010.
Interview Details – I applied online for the Client Service Associate position. I received an email from HR instructing me to call and schedule an initial phone interview. The phone interview consisted of 4 or 5 behavioral questions (describe in detail a time when you......). The phone interview went well, so we scheduled a 2 on 1 interview with a team leader and partcipant services department manager. That interview consisted of different behavioral based questions and 15 minute case study situation.
Got offered the job within two days and took it. We will see what happens.
Interview Question – Describe in detail a time when you could not accomplish a task. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in October 2009.
Interview Details – The phone interview with the HR recruiter was for 30 minutes but ended up being 45 minutes. Most of the questions were situational and behaviorial questions. Questions such as tell me a time when you had to lead others and there was a conflict. How did you overcome that? What would others say about your leadership style? Also asked to walk over your resume and what led you to each career.
Be ready to remember your MBA gpa (of course) and your undergraduate gpa. They ask for your transcript should you get to the next round which is a Student Day Visit at their Malvern, PA office. I thought the gpa request for the undergraduate was interesting because job description did not state this.
Interview Question – Walk me through your resume and what led you to each career choice. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in March 2011.
Interview Details – The interview at the company consisted of 2 steps: First a technical part with 2 developers, after that a more higher-level interview with their in-house recruiter and business manager. Each piece was half an hour in length.
In the technical they went over my resume and asked me about the projects that I completed in the past, which technologies were used and what challenges I had faced. Then a few fairly generic programming questions (OOP, databasaes, C#) , but no whiteboard exercise where I would have to write code myself.
The second part about the interview was about the company, expectations for this role, my motivation and the overall fit.
Interview Question – What type of teamwork experience do you have? Answer Question
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