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Good people to work with but you need to be prepared to suck up to get ahead

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Former Employee - Client Service Representative  in  Scottsdale, AZ
Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Scottsdale, AZ

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

Pros

Many opportunities and short time in job for many positions
It's a big name in the industry
They pay for your licensing exams
They train you to be successful at the position
A lot of good people to work with some users here as well

Cons

Culture is awful
Supervisors change constantly (I had four supervisors in one year at the same position) which is terrible for the employee because those supervisors are supposed to help your career path.
They're incredibly cheap (served us moldy sandwiches two years in a row to celebrate Partnership Day - the day they announce our bonuses)
Management seems to reward those who suck up to them while disrespecting teammates. There are many here who are users.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend money and reward hardworking employees, not just brownnosers.

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A company that walks the walk

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance; opportunity to chart your own career; 401k contributions; affordable insurance

    Cons

    Cash compensation; lack of opportunities away from main campus(Pa)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the Crew more access to the decision making process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great for building your career, not good for established specialists (aka over 50)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Pros

    lots of support to build your career - best if you start at Vanguard.

    Cons

    Unless you are in the top 5% in your specialty, forget Vanguard. Generalists excel, specialists get crushed! Especially if you are an experienced specialist (over 50 and already built your career).
    Big push to hire younger, less experienced (and less expensive) crew.
    Service is very standardized - not much creativity/customization unless you pay ad even then, your service team has less than 10 years experience and never worked for any company except Vanguard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't throw the experience out with the high salary. Client deserve best of the best - and when $$ is the only consideration, you lose creativity for efficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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