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Friendly work environment, Low Pay.

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Current Employee - Processing Associate  in  Malvern, PA
Current Employee - Processing Associate in Malvern, PA

I have been working at Vanguard full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great work-life balance. Can pick your hours.

Cons

Low base pay for the crew.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Vanguard

  1. 13 people found this helpful  

    Sold out from the top down after Brennan left

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    Current Employee - Brokerage Associate  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Brokerage Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Clean workplace
    Good location (Scottsdale)
    VU university is good for the most part (classes)
    Food (Galley) is OK for company food
    Bathrooms are clean (usually).

    Cons

    -Terribly mismanaged company after the old CEO left.
    -Diversity of sex, ethnicity take precedence over diligence in hiring decisions in all departments.
    -Highly attractive girls (not woman) get catered to in most departments by the male supervisors/managers that never had a date in college (empty-less suits as one Flagship client said).
    -No upward mobility unless you have a second face and drink kool-aid every meal and brainwash yourself.
    -Strong democratic/liberal political presence in all department management.
    -Goodluck paying your cost of living and having anything left over.
    -Maybe you can retire by the time your 90 even with Vanguards own calculations.
    -Anonymous surveys about employee satisfaction on a monitored PC is crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To senior staff: This company is turning into the USPS. Good job (money talks) brainwashing everyone that you all live hand to mouth like everyone else in the company... I know people would be shocked if you disclosed your pay. Eventually though they're going to figure out actions speak louder than words and your just using your people as disposable assets, not investments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Painful Experience

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    Former Employee - Investment Consultant BDG  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant BDG in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Vanguard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Vacation
    Attractive Women
    Clean Bathrooms
    Free Food
    Clients invest here because it is free, so the clientele is brain dead and believe anything.

    Cons

    Painful Call center work
    Incompetent managers
    Uber Liberal Politically Correct
    Stone Age Software
    Long Term Employees are mindless
    This is simply a call center despite managements disguise of the position as sales. Your calls are monitorred and you must use their scripts and catchy phrases to lure inbound callers into investing for free. Clients get what they pay for - no advice and poor service. Sales approach was dreamed up by managers that never sold a newspaper. Just not a long term place for investment professionals with any experience. You will regret working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Charge your clients a reasonable fee so you can hire and retain competent employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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