Vanguard Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Fund Financial Associate

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

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment Smart Coworkers Best Mutual Fund Company Not too many Hours expected each week

    Cons

    The pay is not very competitive. Also, I don't like working in Malvern, PA. Technology is a bit outdated as well. Surprisingly there doesn't feel like there is much opportunity.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Retirement Plan Participant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retirement Plan Specialist in Valley Forge, PA
    Current Employee - Retirement Plan Specialist in Valley Forge, PA

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vanguard is a huge company with many different potential career paths. It has great entry level positions to get your foot in the door and the on the job training is amazing!

    Cons

    It's very hard to move up in the company. Because so many people are hired for entry level positions, there's a lot of competition to get promoted or even change positions into another department.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the associates in the entry level, call center positions. We are the ones speaking directly with clients every day and our suggestions are made to hopefully improve our policies!


  3. Helpful (2)

    CSS

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

    I worked at Vanguard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, training, supportive leadership,smart people

    Cons

    Progress can be slow, numerous departments each looking out for them selves can feel like different companies

    Advice to Management

    Lets look outside vanguard n try to improve our processes.


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  5. Processing Associste

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

    I worked at Vanguard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Good entry level position, Vacation time

    Cons

    Hard to post out of current job, vacation is determined by the con... good luck. Employee relations and internal employee disputes is a non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Looking into Employee Relations a little...


  6. VANGUARD REVIEW

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

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, great benefits, and tremendous growth.

    Cons

    Low salary for industry but high number of client bases.


  7. Customer Service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Pros

    reputable, the name can get you far..

    Cons

    stressful, overwhelming, ppl are nice there,


  8. Helpful (2)

    ICS AZ

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

    I worked at Vanguard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Partnership is great. Fun environment and extensive amount of time spent training and helping you learn the ropes.

    Cons

    Can get pretty boring once you learn. Hard to work your way up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Give the associates more rope and freedom to pioneer projects and take on more roles


  9. Helpful (1)

    Brokerage Associate

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

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Only work 37.5 hrs, hard to get fired, cool people

    Cons

    pay is trash, everyone is in a race to get off the phones, every minute controlled, very big brother enviorment

    Advice to Management

    pay more, stop adding more policies that make life harder for clients and phone reps


  10. Just okay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Valley Forge, PA
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Valley Forge, PA

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent working environment if you're someone who doesn't like to push youself. Clock watcher? Come to Vanguard.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. Also, needs to cut down on "recognition" and ramp up bonus structure for those of us bringing in serious dinero.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Client Relationship Specialist

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

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great time off. Managers are fairly flexible and understanding. The 401k benefits are beyond great if you stay there long enough to vest them out.

    Cons

    The cash compensation isn't great.



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