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Vanguard Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
746 Reviews
3.3
746 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is a priority as you don't work crazy hours and get a lot of vacation time (in 120 reviews)

  • Great benefits; was able to earn MBA and CFP with full tuition reimbursement (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • The positions in AZ are largely call center support roles, or supervisory roles (in 53 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance for some people, but not if your on the phones (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    GREAT company reducing expense ratios at the expense of employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Pros

    Benefits such as 401K, medical, dental, vision, PTO, insurance, etc.
    Culture
    Opportunity
    Facilities
    Work/life balance

    Cons

    Annual take home pay
    Politics / red tape
    Understaffed
    Parking
    Rewarding tenure over performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to crew and pay attention to exit interviews. Why do crew always feel understaffed? Why does turnover increase after bonus and partnership? Why are there never any conference / meeting rooms and what does this suggest about the culture? Consider these things to become not only a talent destination, not just a starting point for college hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Client relationship Specialist

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

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Pros

    Fantastic Company. Excellent benefits And work/life balance

    Cons

    In my opinion not many cons at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Investment Consultant

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

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Pros

    This is a great job with great benefits. The people and the position are great. Lots of training and support. Great benefits, 401K matching, and vacation.

    Cons

    The work schedule is not very flexible and opportunities in NC could be very limited.

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  5.  

    All in all it's a great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Pros

    Great PTO, good culture, great pay. Company puts a lot of engagement into developing people. I have had ample opportunity to move around to different areas both up and laterally.

    Cons

    The Charlotte office is small. It doesn't offer the plethora of roles as it does in the PA site and even the AZ location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advocate for more opporutunities to be offered in Charlotte.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Relations Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Relations Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -PTO
    -Bonus
    -Great Culture
    -Well respected company
    -Hands on experience with investing

    Cons

    -Management is out of touch with realities of the business.
    -Low salary
    -Call center

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be more in touch with what is happening on the floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brokerage Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brokerage Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Brokerage Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. The hours are nice and you get a pretty good amount of PTO.

    Cons

    Arizona location is mainly phone positions. Pay is a little low. Hard to move up in the Arizona location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This is a wonderful company who not only takes care of its clients but employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSS
    Former Employee - CSS

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

    Pros

    If you are looking to have a great start in the financial industry.

    Cons

    Financial Model as far as serving clients is not where it needs to be compared to competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the P1 initiative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Career, not just a job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are covered more than most jobs. The employees are also good to work with. Good place for a career if you put the effort in. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    The pay can seem low but over time it can show beneficial. Some management can be difficult to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize those who work hard a little more with higher pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Malvern, PA

    I worked at Vanguard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There's a process for everything

    Cons

    That some times stifles creativity and ingenuity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to pay top of market rather than at market for compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Vanguard (more than an year)

    Pros

    good benefits. great vacation time off.

    Cons

    not great salary. Too much "culture"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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