Vanguard Investments Australia Interview Questions & Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very helpful interviwers. Whole day of interview. Ask a lot of questions

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in 5-7 years   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Contract IT Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • What is the exact process you would go through to recruit java developers?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fixed Income Analyst Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • What separates Vanguard from competition   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accelerated Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very basic background questions. All questions asked were behavioral questions

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you choose Vanguard Accelerated Development Program?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work in asset/investment management?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT College to Corporate Internship Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Malvern, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Client Relationship Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was very upbeat, encouraging, as well as direct and honest. The interview was set with one manager, and then followed by an interview with the floor supervisor. They were very interested in people who genuinely care about the welfare of the clients. The majority of people I encountered during and after the interview process are friendly, very willing to help, always encouraging and willing to listen. The office is conservative, honest, genuinely client focused. It is a call center and the future associates will need to pass the series 7 & 63 exams. Things change often so one must be extremely flexible.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you react when a client was angry or unhappy?   Answer Question
    • Give us an example of a time when you had to calm a volatile situation or client?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The starting pay is good for someone without a background in the financial industry. It is set and there really is no negotiation for this particular position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Junior Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Client Relationship Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with two guys. The questions were mostly behavioral questions using the STAR technique. They did ask what type of career goals you have and what type of position you would like to be in. For me I wanted to be more of an analyst but the position was for CS. They also had a case study for you to do during. It was about an unhappy customer and they reviewed your answers with you. It was your typical interview. Had a tour around the facility afterward.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when your supervisor was unavailable and how you handled a situation that required their presence.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Client Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    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?".

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Company put an emphasis on longevity of working at firm, not how good you were.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Vanguard Investments Australia in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter called me and spent about 45 minutes of my time explaining the position and the company. I really knew nothing about the company and was BORED. they called me again and asked me to fly to their scottsdale office but wouldn't pay for any accommodations so I turned them down.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about Vanguard? and how does our process work?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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