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19 days ago

Investment Analyst / Economist

Vanguard Valley Forge, PA

• Analyzes complex investment research issues, focusing on macroeconomic trends, financial markets and their implications for portfolio construction… Vanguard


19 days ago

MBA Summer Internship Program

Vanguard Charlotte, NC +2 locations

The MBA Summer Internship Program is a full-time, paid program that provides an unparalleled introduction to a range of rewarding opportunities and… Vanguard


19 days ago

Senior Specialist, Human Resources Technology

Vanguard Valley Forge, PA

• Manage the HR technology project portfolio, including maintenance of existing applications and support for new projects. • Plan and manage… Vanguard


19 days ago

Internal Audit Manager

Vanguard Valley Forge, PA

• Manages staff. Provides guidance, training and motivation as necessary to develop staff. Hires, evaluates and counsels personnel. Follows corporate… Vanguard


19 days ago

Project Lead IT Auditor

Vanguard Valley Forge, PA

• Assists in developing and communicating the objectives of an audit and of other planned services to team members. Identifies and communicates each… Vanguard


11 days ago

Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) Client Relationship Administrator

Vanguard Charlotte, NC

• Serves as primary point of contact for an assigned client base of ultra high net worth (UHNW) shareholders. Responds to incoming calls, emails… Vanguard


11 days ago

Internal Wholesaler

Vanguard Scottsdale, AZ +2 locations

• Achieves sales and sales activity goals as set by Financial Advisor Services (FAS) leadership team. Identifies opportunities and moves clients… Vanguard


19 days ago

Financial Analyst

Vanguard Valley Forge, PA

• Partners with Senior Leadership and their management teams to prepare financial analyses and models that assist in the evaluation of strategic… Vanguard


19 days ago

Senior Manager, Head of Corporate Brand Design

Vanguard Valley Forge, PA

• Manages and leads staff. Provides guidance, training and motivation as necessary to develop staff. Hires, evaluates and counsels personnel. Serves… Vanguard


19 days ago

Senior Auditor

Vanguard Valley Forge, PA

• Conducts audit interviews to determine the scope of the audit and testing approach. Uses critical analysis and strategic thinking when developing… Vanguard


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    If you want a career in finance, STAY AWAY!

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    Former Employee - Client Relationship Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Vanguard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to be if you don't know what you're doing. Vanguard has this pathological disgust with their own industry. Because of this Vanguard regularly advances people with little industry knowledge and no desire to deepen their knowledge. This truly is the place to be if you are not ambitious and know you are not the archetype for success. Pay is below industry average, the W-2 benefits are the same as anywhere else in the industry, the non W-2 benefits are non-existent: bad coffee unless you pay for it, Christmas party is a pot luck you provide and it's on your own time, no parties, no trips, they'll provide lunch on days where they cut your lunch in half but it's never good and it will have been sitting out for hours depending on your shift. Hell, they once awarded me 2 movie tickets but they were MATINEE ONLY!!!!! Most employees think they have it good, but that's only because they've never worked anywhere else. If you're still interested, know this: You will be expected to drink the Kool-Aid. The only people who last and advance are those who buy into the propaganda without question. Bogle is a genius who is responsible for the work other people won Nobel Prizes for, Vanguard is generous, Vanguard doesn't treat their clients with disdain, etc.

    Cons

    The main problem with working here is that it makes it incredibly hard to find a job elsewhere. Vanguard employees have a reputation for being incompetent, unintelligent, and overly emotional (I've gotten this from frank discussions with friends and connections I've talked to on Linkedin, many of whom are in charge of hiring). To be honest, this reputation is mostly deserved. Managers especially have no chance of finding a job elsewhere, but those who stay less than 2 years have a chance of staying in the industry, but it's a seriously uphill battle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a new metric for performance measurement that gives weight to qualitative measures. Many of your "stars" have great call times, but they give clients the run around, will often refuse to help clients with simple requests because of the effect it will have on their call times, and regularly refuse to do their due diligence and follow up on client issues because they know how few calls you listen to and they know they won't be punished for these sorts of things when caught. Stricter standards for who you place in management positions is needed as well. Most team leaders are far less competent than the average B and C level under them… that's a serious problem.

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