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Helpful (4)

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 (More than 3 years)

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

Spend money and reward hardworking employees, not just brownnosers.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Just a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Administrator in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Project Administrator in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most people are nice, lots of vacation days, flexible with hours, lots of "fun" things to participate in (United Way, Diversity, etc.)

    Cons

    Low salaries (60-70 for people in supervisor roles with MBA's and 10+ years experience), limited opportunites to go up any higher than supervisor, reviews are a joke (typically a percentage point or two for pay increases unless you are one of a handful), most people just happy to do the same job for years on end and just coast by, boring jobs, make mountains out of molehills, basically find one negative thing that you did and that becomes a huge deal on your review

    Advice to Management

    Other than salaries (which they don't even include on surveys anymore), find more career paths where you actually move up vs. just taking laterals for 10 years


  2. Helpful (1)

    An employer that really cares about its employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley Forge, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley Forge, PA

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been at the Vanguard Group for 2 years. My pay has increased 10k in that time and I have gotten a promotion. There is 100% job security here as Vanguard has NEVER laid anyone off. The managers really care about employees and if there is something that's wrong, they will actually fix it based on feedback. You have to GIVE the feedback to get it fixed though, obviously they can't fix something if they don't know its broken. As far as compensation goes I feel that I am appropriately compensated for my job. I did get an upward adjustment of my pay because there was unequal pay in my department. The health benefits are really good and there is an on site clinic and gym (in PA and NC offices).

    Cons

    Feedback given when turned down for a job can be vague, cafeteria has limited selections that are all "healthy."


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