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I miss Vanguard, loved my job, but lived too far to continue commute

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Former Employee - Fund Accountant  in  Malvern, PA
Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Malvern, PA

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

Pros

Work/Life balance, on-site dining, gym w/ showers, family events throughout the year; great training programs; take in to consideration opinions of lower-level employee; ample team meetings; great intranet; too many more, I could go on forever!

Cons

I wish they had branch offices sprinkled throughout the region (like a Schwab or Fidelity or Edward Jones)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I love my management team, even Jack Bogel would sit with people at lunch LOL

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vanguard

    Pros

    I had a good experience here I felt like I was valued and they invested in me.

    Cons

    Where they are located didnt work for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like how you value diversity. But always judge on content of character not color or gender.

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    Great company to start your career and hone IT skills, but career growth may be limited.

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    Current Employee - IT Software Developer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - IT Software Developer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities for college hires in IT and a general "try anything once" and be rewarded attitude when it comes to the Agile Methodology. This attitude is slowly trickling up to the Malvern branch. The company is constantly polling crew and trying to gage general happiness at work and are responsive to results-i.e adopting work from home policy and supporting technology, and adopting a business casual dress code. Yearly bonus in which employees share in the success in the company is nice-it has been larger in the past by quite a bit-but as a college hire it is appreciate it. Not to mention there is still opportunity for year-end bonuses. This year, when the company reached a large milestone in terms of assets under management, every employee received a small bonus and a company gift. That was unexpected generous.

    Cons

    The company does a good job of bringing in IT talent but not utilizing their specific skill sets or valuing them in an effective that make the crew feel engaged and valued. College hire program is all about rotation which is great, but the program doesn't account for crew with specialized skills and their ability to contribute in this arena longer term. Crew can get frustrated and leave for jobs where these specialized IT skill sets can be directly utilized and better compensated.

    The support IT shops (testing, analysis, interface design, data) can also be undervalued in favor for java and Mid-tier developer roles. Many of these IT shops are under resourced and over-committed, generally viewed and treated as periphery to the development process and less valued in skill sets than developers. This is visible on the project team, manager, and upper-management levels.

    Company pushes that every college hire should aspire to management, again this is a fine goal for some, but recognition of the fact that people leadership is not the only measure or form of quality leadership is also important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just pay lip-service to valuing all IT shop roles, specialized crew, or crew self-determined career paths, actually value them. Make crew feel empowered, appreciated, and compensated for their contributions equally. At the end of the day, we are all trying to better the company.

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