Vanguard

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6 people found this helpful  

Everything depends on your manager

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Developer in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Senior Developer in Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Vanguard full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

If you get a great manager, I haven't worked at a better place.

Cons

If your manager changes, or you decide to take an opportunity in another department and get a poor manager, your entire career is put on hold until you can get a better manager. And the ration is about 50/50 on good / poor managers.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Low Pay, Limited Opportunities, Excellent Benefits and Job Security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, Great Benefits, Food on site

    Cons

    Low Pay, Limited Opportunities, Forced to work outside of work at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider keeping the benefits the same, but increasing the pay so people can live comfortably. Most have 2 jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Decent company, but it's not what it used to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA

    I worked at Vanguard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They still have decent benefits, but you definitely pay more for them than you used to.
    Overall, their training program is pretty good.
    Conservative, stable company that has never had layoffs.
    Plenty of sports leagues to play in to meet fellow employees.
    Very charitable, big into corporate responsibility.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is definitely not a concern.
    Salaries are way lower than most others in the industry.
    There is definitely a "kool-aid" culture that you'd better buy into if you hope to advance.
    Team leaders are not held accountable in the same fashion as their direct reports.
    They overhauled their compensation program according to "employee wishes", but none of the employees were happy about it because it decreased the amount made per year through their partnership (profit sharing) program.
    Some departments lack uniformity of standards from team to team, which can make it tough to fully understand performance expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your talent better, I know plenty of people that felt compelled to get a 2nd job in my time there.
    I would say lose the politics, but that's a waste of breath.
    Force your departments to come up with concrete standards and expectations and stick to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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