Vanguard Direct

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Vanguard Direct Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
10 Reviews
4.1
10 Reviews
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Robert O'Connell
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  1.  

    A great place to work if you just like to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vanguard Direct full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You'll be very happy at Vanguard as long as you work fast with minimal supervision, and complete every assignment on time and within budget. Slackers and prima donnas do not last long here. But once management trusts you, they are very good about getting out of your way and just letting you do your job however you see fit.

    Cons

    Expect a steady stream of team-building initiatives and make-work projects that suck up a lot of energy and rarely amount to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanguard Direct

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with, good corporate culture and excellent management.

    Cons

    Not much to say here

  3.  

    Excellen, my four years as Senior Project Manager in creative and marketing was a highlight in my career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Vanguard Direct as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Professional, creative and dynamic atmosphere.

    Cons

    There were no downsides at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can give no advice to management, upper management, through careful planning and execution has achieved exponential growth.with exceptionally talented employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to start.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vanguard Direct full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to start and learn. Offers many opportunities to grow and to explore different career paths.

    Cons

    It is a small company that is growing this can lead to some growing pains.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company, Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Development Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Development Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Vanguard Direct as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Small company allows easy communication between people.
    Very smart and motivated staff doing excellent work.
    Open and honest management.

    Cons

    Not ideal for someone looking to become a developer, as they do not do any inhouse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Managers are not checked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vanguard Direct

    Pros

    One of the few places that hire, only because the salaries are so low they can afford to hire. They won't lay you off in bad times, which is great. However, if you do get fired, you are out the same day.

    Cons

    If you are not a male forget about getting any senior positions. The men are given more frequent promotions and there is 99% males in Senior Management. Shame on me for being there for over 8 years. I have never received one promotion even though I bring in more money then the males in my department (who have been given several promotions) and been here in less time. As for the women in charge, they are very threatened by other women, even to the point of being out right rude to their juniors (of course).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a serious and TRULY confidential review of your managers. Encourage your employees to let you know how your supervisors and managers are performing. Do they promote productivity, career growth, and accountability? Are THEY team players? Managers here take credit when things go right but are the first to point fingers and report you when things go wrong. Managers need to be re-trained! They are very old school and run their departments like factories.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    My Review!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vanguard Direct

    Pros

    I work with great, talented people in an incredibly proficient and tech-savvy Art Department. I am also blessed with polite and understanding clients. In fact, I find all facets of my job to be very enriching.

    Cons

    Noisome refrigerator in the kitchen. No pool table. Other than that, everything is gravy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to have more print advertising on the creative side.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The place you want to be!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vanguard Direct

    Pros

    The number one factor in employment satisfaction is the employees happiness in their current career. This is why Vanguard Direct is one of the best places to work! All the people are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and easy to get along with. Employees are praised when they do a great job, and told when they make mistakes. The company has double digit growth, and is very promising for young individuals that want to associate themselves with a company that is focused on bettering their staff through on-the-job education, and at the same time growing their sales year to year.

    Cons

    The only downside I could find about working here is that the younger generation that wants to go to work and just sit there and do nothing and get paid for it, is not going to find an environment that will allow that!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, and keep growing. Find out who the people are in the company that don't represent Vanguard's mission and get rid of them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work here if you want to be bored for the rest of your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vanguard Direct

    Pros

    9 to 5 kind of place, great if you have a family and want a steady paycheck. People are respectful and friendly, except for one manager who think he can threaten you and raise his voice at you.

    Cons

    The pay is below industry standards, not a competative environment, everyone is complaced. They just do enough for there job not more. Some hirees do not have a college degree. There are some super stars in this company that hogs up all the good work and support staff are not given opportunities to branch out into other responsibiliities or advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay a competative salary or at least industry standards. Listen to our actual career needs and follow up with our requests. Have more women and diversity in upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Good family owned company.

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

    I have been working at Vanguard Direct

    Pros

    Fair, caring organization
    Innovative approach to a changing industry.

    Cons

    Limited resources for outlying offices.

    Recommends

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