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  1.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - High Net Worth Client Relationship Administrator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - High Net Worth Client Relationship Administrator in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People willing to help, paid training

    Cons

    lack of opportunities and promotion not based on performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote people to leadership who are able to do the job themselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It pays....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Financial Processing Associate in Wayne, PA
    Current Contractor - Financial Processing Associate in Wayne, PA

    I have been working at Vanguard as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I am a contractor with Randstad, so I don't reap the benefits of a full-time Vanguard employee. My pros would be working around young people, friendly office environment, some what of a "work-life-balance", and a decent first job out of college to build upon my skills

    Cons

    The job itself is mind numbing. I feel like a hamster spinning on a wheel, doing the same thing all day everyday. I also work extremely long hours, but get 3 days off a week. The amount of time I'm physically in the office (11 hours) makes it feel like I have no time off, and working every other Saturday is kind of a drag. They also micro manage a bit here, but that's to be expected for a bunch of low paid entry level workers. By micro manage-- they listen to every conversation amongst coworkers intently, and will hold it against you. They also keep track of how often you go to the bathroom and how much/how fast you get done work everyday. It feels like a factory line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interactions with management is generally pleasant, but a lot of those in management positions are under 30 and don't know what they're doing/use intimidation to scare you into getting work done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to invest, not great to work

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly unlikely to ever get fired unless you are just beyond bad at your job. Great investment methodology and does do the right things for the clients. There are a few great leaders. Benefits & PTO are great.

    Cons

    Salary. x1000. Vanguard pays 20-50% less for the same roles than other companies. They seemingly do this to keep costs down, but fail to realize that this causes them to consisently lose high performers and it creates no incentive for good performance. That has its own cost. As does never firing bad performers. Being personal friends with senior leaders, having good credentials (though not the job performance) and being fake/cutthroat will get you far here if you want to be a "leader".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better. Trim layers of management to fund it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    • 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

    Great corporate organization, with a variety of career options.

    Cons

    Too much focus on process, rather than innovation and effectiveness. Not a bad thing, however, but limits growth to those who are best at managing process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, training, learn the ropes

    Cons

    very regimented, very little flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company culture

  7.  

    Great place for entry level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Professional in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Investment Professional in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great benefits

    Cons

    Monotonous, call center environment can get boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Former Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great training for license and resources for self development.

    Cons

    constant phone calls, and micromanagement to the minute. Very undervalued

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not so good anymore

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Pros

    Good place for entry level.

    Cons

    Not good for long term anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for and gain experience

    • 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

    Great training program for the Finra 7/63 Series license exam. Benefits are great and strong family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay rates are not up to par with competition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A learning experience that has been beneficial in my career growth.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Pros

    The family environment. Small number of employees so everyone knows everyone. Talk regularly from the executive position on down.

    Cons

    Company is not very open to change and growth. Don't really prefer to look at things from a different view and it puts the company in a bad position at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to adapt to the times, the people, and the situations of the company.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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