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Vanguard Interview Questions

Updated Apr 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Client Relationship Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Vanguard (Malvern, PA).

    Interview

    Basic phone interview first. In person 2nd interview with a case study. Questions regarding what you know about the company and general financial markets. Questions regarding career goals and what you're looking for. Trying to see if you'd fit with the culture

    Interview Questions


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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Vanguard in April 2017.

    Interview

    Interview went as if they were ready to hire on the spot. Questions were very easy, and the interviewer was nurturing if you went off tangent. Basically wanted to make sure you got the job assuming you were qualified and not arrogant.

    Interview Questions

    • Name one time when you had to teach a coworker or classmate how to do something?   Answer Question

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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Vanguard (Philadelphia, PA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online and several weeks later I was called to schedule a phone screen. That was rescheduled on the day it was supposed to occur. Received a follow up phone interview a couple weeks later with the hiring manager. That was rescheduled on the day it was supposed to occur.

    Both calls were pretty muted and didn't provide me with much feedback one way or the other. Evidently I wasn't a good fit because I never heard back.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite restaurant in Malvern?   1 Answer
    • Give me an example a major mistake you made and then how you fixed it.   Answer Question

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    Technology Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Vanguard (Malvern, PA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Phone Interview followed by an in person interview at their headquarters in PA. In person interview was an all-day session including several one-on-one interviews and a lunch interview with previous graduates in the program.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Client Relationship Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Vanguard (Malvern, PA).

    Interview

    Started off with a phone interview. Went to their offices for an in person interview about 2 weeks later. Was given a case study and role played a phone call with a customer. Then interviewed with someone else for a traditional interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a mutual fund? Stock? Bond? Exchange traded fund? Behavioral questions using STAR method. Participated in role play of phone call with customer.   Answer Question

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    Entry Level Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Vanguard.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview. Asked basic questions like why was I interested in the company, salary, past experiences, etc. They followed it up with specific java related questions and experience working in groups. Overall wasn't bad and the recruiter was very polite.

    Interview Questions

    • What does .equals do/mean
      What is garbage collection
      How do you concatenate strings  
      Answer Question

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    Senior Investment Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Vanguard (Malvern, PA).

    Interview

    In general, I had a very positive experience. The recruitment was a lengthy process. During the interview I was primarily asked a lot of behavioral/STAR questions - situation, task, action, result.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you had to adjust your approach and how that was perceived   Answer Question

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    Customer Relations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Vanguard (Charlotte, NC) in March 2017.

    Interview

    This process consisted of a quick phone interview, a more in-depth interview, followed by an in person interview/Q&A session. I thought the process was fantastic. Your recruiter will give you all the information you need, and they are so incredibly nice. Study for the interview. Be excited to be there. It's not super difficult but it's definitely a plus to be over prepared. Lots of behavioral questions, and then a case study. Have fun with it!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you were overwhelmed at work and how you handled it.   Answer Question

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    College to Corporate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Vanguard.

    Interview

    An hour phone call, consisted of a resume rundown, behavioral questions, followed by information about the program. The recruiter whom I spoke with was nice on the phone, and the overall phone call seemed a very conventional process.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you lacked information to do a task, but proceeded to do it.   Answer Question

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    Client Service Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Vanguard (Scottsdale, AZ) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Phone screen followed by an in person group interview. Don't focus too much on needing to know details about investing but have a basic understanding of terms. It sounds like these interviews are a chance for them to hire for multiple roles all at once, so be aware that your offer may be for a role you didn't apply for.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you changed your approach based on feedback from a customer.   1 Answer

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