Vanguard Investments Australia
3.2 of 5 23 reviews
www.vanguard.com.au Melbourne, Australia 5000+ Employees

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Not for Everyone, but Great for Me

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsFair treatment of employees, reasonable policies, strong commitment to ethics, commitment to development and training, keeping costs low helps save jobs during times of economic disturbance, commitment to diversity, decent benefits, very friendly people (almost too nice!), free graduate degrees, team-oriented environment, complaints are taken seriously, strong customer focus, doing the right thing is always rewarded, I am always proud to say I work at Vanguard

ConsThe pay isn't spectacular. If money is your primary motivator, it might not be the place for you. Vanguard is a "pay for performance" company, so there are good raises and bonuses to be had, but you'll have to work your tail off for them. If you're OK with a decent salary, challenging work, opportunities for unlimited lateral transfers, a free MBA/CFP/CFA, and a comfortable, friendly work environment, and you're willing to trade that for the fast-track to promotions and six figures, it's a great place.
The "nice" culture does let lower performers slide for a while, and that gets annoying. There is a lot of bureaucracy and levels of approval for seemingly trivial things. Dress code is outdated.

Advice to Senior ManagementOverall, management is doing a great job. Trust your employees and managers more. We know what we're doing, and we work here because we're ethical. If we were greedy crooks, we'd work somewhere else that paid more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Vanguard is a fair and highly ethical company to work for

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    Pros: Vanguard has a unique culture of loyalty to clients and employees. It is a very conservative company and well run. Vanguard is known… Cons: Vanguard offers stable employment, but you will definately not get rich working there. No huge bonuses and our salaries are… Advice to Senior Management: Stay true to the loyalty of your clients and employees. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Pros: Opportunity to move around company. Decent benefits. Onsite conveniences. Company… Cons: Compensation program changed this year so that next year we'll potentially earn less. Long time employees not recognized the… Advice to Senior Management: Assess employees on all skills, not just technical. Rudeness abounds in employee to employee contact - yet these crew are recognized as more effective although… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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