Vanguard

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Vanguard Review

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Current Employee - Service Administrator in Valley Forge, PA
Current Employee - Service Administrator in Valley Forge, PA

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

Pros

Vanguard offers good benefits and the corporate culture is strong. Overall communication with management and senior management is also readily accessible.

Cons

When compared to other companies in the investment industry, Vanguard has a low median salary. This is already known and Vanguard has a reputation for having low salaries.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Steady and stable at a cost.

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    Extremely stable work environment at an extremely stable company. Amazing health/medical benefits. Recent initiatives for "flexible schedules" and "working from home" have been gaining headwind with some teams

    Cons

    The stability comes at a cost. Sub-par salaries. Also, the technology available to developers is incredibly dated. In some places, the company is ~3 years behind the curve... in others, they're 10+ years behind. They have trouble keeping up with technology. Worse yet, any technology that's implemented is implemented in the clunkiest way possible. Being a developer is a total pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen it up a little bit. You're security team is leaving the company more vulnerable by leaving crew members with dated software than if crew were allowed to run the latest versions of equivalent software.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Life changing

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    Former Employee - CRA in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - CRA in Malvern, PA

    I worked at Vanguard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The 401k match and vacation time are great. The people who work there are generally nice, although most of them are quite repulsive and sleazy. Job security is great.

    Cons

    You are treated like a child and are expected to act like a child. If you act like a grown up and think independently, you will immediately be outcast. Baking cookies and being the first to volunteer for team arts and crafts should not make you qualified to manage a team at Vanguard...but somehow time after time it does...

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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