Vanguard

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Below average, It all comes down to pay

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Bdg
Current Employee - Bdg

Pros

Lots of PTO immediately
Friendly work environment, don't feel like your job is on the line everyday
One of the only companies I've worked for who says client is #1 and means it
Good training
Average benefits

Cons

As I said it all comes down to pay. You put up with frustrations at any job, but receiving reasonable pay can make a big difference in your satisfaction. They say its competitive, its not. On average it is probably 10-15% below industry average. In some positions it can be as much as 40% below average if bonuses are included.

Everyone says the benefits make up for low pay. I guess they don't know what benefits are like at other companies. It used to be on par with Fortune 500 companies. Now, it's slightly below average.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fix compensation or you will see a massive drain on talent when the job market picks up. A lot of current employees would stay if pay and career advancement was better. Its nice to work at a company with good values and a nice work environment, but that won't pay a mortgage.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly Ethical Financial Services Company but......

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

    Pros

    Highly ethical corporation which is a refreshing rarity in today's financial industry.
    Comparatively speaking, most of their fund returns lag in bull markets, but the trade off is that
    your capital is well protected during bear markets.

    Cons

    Business practices, in terms of service provided to the client, tends to lean towards elitism.
    Employee reviews were critiqued more on a personal level as opposed to a professional level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every client is entitled to quality client service.
    Vanguard is a corporation not a college campus. Employees should be evaluated on contributions, not popularity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Educational and great customer relationship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Engaging work environment. People are really enjoyable.

    Cons

    Career growth is great at first, but can max out with limited opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep crew engaged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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