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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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for some

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    Former Employee - Flagship Representative (Communication Associate) in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Flagship Representative (Communication Associate) in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    You accrue time off quickly and can buy an extra week of vacation. Former "sick" days are now just personal vacation time so I had 6 weeks of vacation (plus holidays) by the time I left. The company not only matches 100% of your 401(k) contributions up to 4% but also puts in 10% of your salary quarterly into retirement. The people are generally nice.

    Cons

    There are very few options for advancement outside of Malvern. Unless you want to go the management track or financial planner route, you will most likely be in customer service if you're at the AZ or NC sites as HR and other groups are extremely limited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for to launch a career

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    Strong culture
    Ample opportunities to move within the Company
    Extanding knowledge and skillset every day
    Good amount of vacationn days

    Cons

    Rather moderate compensation
    Slow career progression/salary growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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