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Great company

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

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

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

Pros

Private ownership, focuses on good of the whole company - shareholders and crew. Works hard at doing the right things. Great learning opportunities, most opportunities posted for all to see, on site gym, doctor's office, and "university". Opportunity to rotate through different departments and job responsibilities. Great Benefits.

Cons

Tends to follow vs. lead industry.
Won't get rich quick...no stock or options program. Got to put your time in

Advice to Management

Doing a great job

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    Solid company that will continue to grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brokerage Associate in Valley Forge, PA
    Current Employee - Brokerage Associate in Valley Forge, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment with very friendly, intelligent, and cohesive employees. Good benefits and nice area as well.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry standard and somewhat slow advancement process, military structured pay grade, micromanaged phone positions with very little flexibility.


  2. IT: full service technology house, good place to start, mentorship

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

    I have been working at Vanguard

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

    Pros

    (This is all from the IT side perspective)
    - Encouraged to/culture of rotate/ing
    - Plenty of opportunity to do something different
    - All kinds of IT work: software, hardware, process experts, etc.
    - Easy access to senior leadership if ambitious and willing to reach out
    - Coworkers are generally friendly, except for those that have been jaded (which exists in every company)
    - Very fluid environment, ahead of or with the curve company
    - Very competent and engaged senior leadership
    - Culture is evolving
    - Politics are more or less invisible at the junior levels, increase as you go up
    - Lots of great leaders to learn from
    - Opportunity to move up exists
    - Senior leadership is always working on making the company better (infrastructure, strategic projects, HR policies, etc.)
    - Flexible workplace (as long as your role allows it) - work from home ad-hoc, email on personal phone, etc.
    - A great place for folks who are energized by change
    - Rarely have to test your moral compass against the shareholder...company has a culture of doing right by the shareholder
    - High ethics culture
    - Worklife balance is encouraged
    - Good benefits (401k match, plus quarterly savings plan, mid-year partnership, health + dental + vision, convenience services like health advocate, onsite gym and health facility, dry cleaning [overpriced], car service [overpriced], plus others)

    Cons

    (This is all from the IT side perspective)
    - Rotations into jobs are heavily driven by "business need", so you need to wait for the opportunity
    - Promos take time and there's a process
    - Lots of process to get work done
    - Lots of leadership rotations always occurring, sometimes hard to keep track
    - Personal hearsay/opinion: not convinced IT folks are paid enough
    - Have to "buy into the system/drink the juice" to blend, but to hold your own you need a mind of your own

    Advice to Management

    - Work closer with the employees to discuss and communicate career options instead of "placing" employees.


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