Vanguard

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Great balance

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Former Employee - Software Developer in Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Software Developer in Charlotte, NC

I worked at Vanguard full-time (more than an 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.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid organization but has talent development flaws

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    The one financial firm that truly cares about and acts in the best interest of its clients. You feel as though your work is meaningful. Work/Life balance is encouraged. Benefits are above average. Most employees are genuinely nice, ethical people.

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive. Employees are stretched because it's a lean organization. Leadership is slow to make decisions. High-performing employees are often not the ones rewarded with advancements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more attentive to talent development. Many high-performing employees do not feel appreciated or adequately rewarded.

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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Very different corporate culture, very structured.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Specialist
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Specialist

    I worked at Vanguard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ideal for those who are graduating college, the company likes to hire young and promote quickly. In general nice people.

    Cons

    Very process-oriented, low pay, political environment. Managers don't necessarily have experience in the role they are in charge of managing, but they are there to manage people, processes and paperwork. This provides a disconnect between teams and managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company should take steps to recognize employees strengths, and make sure employees are in the role that's best suited to those strengths and experience. Sometimes strict rules and processes aren't beneficial.

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