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Cost Basis Associate

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Current Employee - Cost Basis Associate in Wayne, PA
Current Employee - Cost Basis Associate in Wayne, PA

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

Pros

Great culture, good environment and friendly management

Cons

Hard to move around in the company

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Not sexy at all but secure and successful

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    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    Truly cares about and acts in the best interest of its clients (even at the expense of its employees), extremely ethical. Lots of learning opportunities and services on campus, the part of your compensation that includes your 401K and Pension is phenom

    Cons

    Base Salary is not competitive with industry standard, slow advancement process, can be extremely stressful for the pay, sometimes it takes Vanguard a long time to sign on to things that other companies have been doing for years (work from home, business casual or rather "appropriate" dress, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it's time to start increasing salaries (atleast keep up with inflation) and please bring back the PPO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 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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