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Vanguard is a great company but the potential for growth in Charlotte is limited due to it being mostly a call center.

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Current Employee - Investment Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Charlotte, NC

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

Pros

Vanguard is great for someone coming right out of college. Decent benefits and fair pay. They are highly regarded in the financial industry. The company stands by it's investors and always tries to keep costs at a minimum for the client. There is a bonus program called Partnership where if the company does well, you get a bonus. You start out with 2 weeks vacation but you can buy a week to get 3.

Cons

With 3 Trillion under management they need to pay their employees more. Total benefits is always nice, but you have to make ends meet and the paycheck could use an overall boost for most people there. You'd have to be a Manager with a few years under your belt to break the $100K mark, if even that.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is pretty good actually. They are approachable and ready to listen and help if need be. Of course it always depends on your immediate supervisor to whether you'll be happy or not. Some are militant and others allow you to be an adult and work as an adult and don't monitor you too closely. I've had both great (current) and terrible over the time I've been there.

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Other Reviews for Vanguard

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    Vanguard is a really good company to work for provided you know what you are getting yourself into. If you have a family and want a place that will challenge you but not break you, work between 40-50 hours, Vanguard is the perfect place. Their health care is amazing and they really do care for you as an employee with a family.

    Cons

    Climbing up after the initial first couple promotions is nearly impossible. Its understandable that with any company that is true but the feeling is that with Vanguard it is more prevalent. So many promotions are political moves vs. deserved moves. Additionally, compensation is a bit below market value but honestly being a family man, its well worth it since you get extra vacation to spend time with your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more deserved promotions vs. political ones. Other than that keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Vanguard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Great 401(k) and health benefits. Company is very organized and well positioned in the market. Most managers care about their workers a great deal

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility is difficult for younger workers. At-cost mindset is great for clients but hard for employees that are motivated by financial reward. Never fires anyone, even under-performers who hold the team back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out how to drive greater job satisfaction , innovation, and growth in your employees careers. And get some better coffee!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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