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Great company... Senior mgmt worked hard for employee engagement and shared profits

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Former Employee - Analyst in King of Prussia, PA
Former Employee - Analyst in King of Prussia, PA

I worked at Vanguard full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Industry leader, cutting edge technology, sound business strategy. The security attention for infrastructure, employees and customers sets a good example for wall street and the industry.

Cons

Pay is a little on the low side, and some of the older employees are shoved around. Some of the younger strategies like smart start- for fresh college grads- implied if you were old, then you were slow and dumb.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Vanguard Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Administrator in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Administrator in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    At Vanguard work-life balance is a big part of the culture. People almost never work weekends and the place clears up by around 7pm. The headquarters (in valley forge, PA) is very rural and peaceful and not at all what you'd expect from such a large asset manager.

    Cons

    Vanguard relies primarily on outside talent when it come to the most technical and interesting positions. PMs for actively managed fund, for example, are usually outsourced and much of the internal strategy relies on outside consultants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest a greater openness to professional development. Like many companies it is rather hard to move from the back office to the front and at senior analyst/trader/pm level much of the staff is externally hired rather than promoted from the inside.

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great people, very ethical, not much room to advance in Charlotte

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    Current Employee - Brokerage Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Brokerage Associate in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brokerage Associates are friendly, smart, and helpful.

    Cons

    Very competitive for promotion to exempt level, all are similarly qualified . Good place to start but look elsewhere long term for the Charlotte office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring higher level positions to Charlotte.

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