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Vanguard Interview Questions

Updated Aug 12, 2017
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    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

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    Client Relationship Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Vanguard.

    Interview

    Was encouraged to apply by recruiters at my school. I received a request for an interview the next day. After scheduling the interview, I was never contacted again.

  3. Helpful (2)  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Vanguard (Malvern, PA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    First there was a phone screen with someone from HR and then if HR liked you from the phone screen you were told that someone else would email you with an interview day and schedule. Interview day is a 4 hours long with 2 interviews with managers and directors, an assessment, and lunch/coffee with a current analyst. Very straightforward but the some of the questions are meant to trick on purpose.

    you need to be on your game the entire time, don't let your guard down on bit. the managers and directors notice everything.

    felt like they want a certain person and not really open to diverse backgrounds. that is what I gathered since the two current analyst had a similar background to me. I want diverse backgrounds not the same.

    Interview Questions

    • instead of weakness they ask what would a critic would say about you?   1 Answer
    • why vanguard   1 Answer

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    Client Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Vanguard.

    Interview

    Detailed for the positions asked basic questions like do you know what an etf is or what is the difference between a stock and a bond stuff like that and a couple behavioral questions

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    Retirement Plan Services Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Vanguard (Warminster, PA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Phone, in-person interview, and then we had a tour around the campus. Lunch provided, met with new people, interacted with friends, valuable experience. The phone interview was relaxed and helped me with the following interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time that you have dealt with a difficult customer.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Global Fund Accounting Operations Co-op Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied through my school's career portal and was emailed to set up a phone interview. The phone interviewer then prefaced our five minute interview with "Yeah, I don't really know much about the position, so I can't tell you anything about it." She then told me that I would be emailed to schedule an on-site interview and hung up. I was not able to ask any questions. My on-site interview was relatively straightforward, they asked questions, I responded, they moved onto the next question. I was supposed to answer in the STAR format. It was a very impersonal process and I personally do better in interviews when I'm able to have a conversation rather than question, answer, question, answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time that you had to motivate another team member to do their share of the work (answer in STAR format).   Answer Question

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    Retirement Plan Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Vanguard (Malvern, PA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, received an email asking to schedule a phone screening. Phone interview led to in person interview. Interview started in a group for a brief overview of company and position than broke into 1 on 1's

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Vanguard (Scottsdale, AZ).

    Interview

    Multiple stages... I honestly don't remember since it was nearly 4 years ago now... I talked with a recruiter, did an interview on the campus, answered some stuff and got le job

    Interview Questions

    • Roleplay with the rep to see if you can calm a customer down   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Audit Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Vanguard (Malvern, PA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Went through initial HR screening, followed by a phone interview with the hiring manager and later a group interview with the team- interviewers were pleasant and relaxed, structured to assess cultural fit. After the final interview, I received almost immediate positive feedback from HR that I would be made an offer for the position. Several days later I was offered a more junior level position instead with no guarantees on promotion.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Vanguard in May 2017.

    Interview

    Brief phone interview with recruiter. Recruiter wanted facts read to them from the website about the company. The usual HR nonsense. The recruiter claimed to forward my resume to the hiring manager. I received an email a week later that they hired someone else. The whole process was a waste of time.

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    Investment Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Vanguard (Scottsdale, AZ) in May 2017.

    Interview

    pretty good, role play was very hard, please try to read everything very quick. u really need 20mins to read this article about the role play but ur only given 10 so DO NOT over analyze and try to remember everything from it, know asset allocation,

    Interview Questions


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