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Vanguard Overview

Malvern, PA
10000+ employees
1975
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
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Headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment companies, offering a large selection of low-cost mutual funds, ETFs, advice, and related services. From our beginning in 1975, Vanguard set course as a very different kind of ... Read more

Mission: Vanguard helps clients reach their financial goals by being the world's highest-value provider of investment products and services.

Mission Statement: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2015 (#38), 2014 (#48)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#61)

Vanguard – Why Work For Us?



Vanguard is passionate about people and helping others. Whether it’s our clients or our crew members, we share a commitment to putting others first and this mindset has created an organization that’s built to last.

We believe that success is measured by:

  • A workplace where you can have an impact, build a career, collaborate, and be recognized for your professional contributions.
  • Career paths that leverage your strengths and make you feel excited about coming to work every day.
  • An inclusive environment with visionary, caring leadership; collaborative, supportive crew members; rich, diverse career development resources; and opportunities for lifelong learning.
  • Adherence to the highest standard of ethical behavior and stewardship in all that we do.
  • Meaningful involvement in the communities where we work and live.

Founded in 1975, Vanguard established a new kind of investment management firm – one owned by our investors, not private parties or shareholders. Every day since then, we’ve operated on the premise that prosperity comes through serving clients first; and the results speak for themselves. Today, Vanguard is a trusted and respected industry leader, with:

  • 15,000+ talented crew members, in ports of call worldwide
  • $4+ trillion in assets under management

We are stewards of the assets of more than 20 million clients around the world. With 16 offices around the globe, we serve:

  • Individuals investors
  • Participants in employer-sponsored retirement plans
  • Financial advisors
  • Institutional investors

Vanguard is committed to serving our clients, our crew, and our communities – what we call serving the “3 Cs.” It’s our responsibility to give back where we can, help strengthen the local communities where we live and work, and continue to invest in the future of our surroundings. Our crew give back via VTO (Volunteer Time Off) days, where they help a charity of their choice, through contributing to worthy causes through donations, community impact campaigns, and charitable match programs.

From growing fresh produce to donating blood, Vanguard crew members are giving something back each and every day. Learn more about our community involvement here.

Vanguard’s core purpose is to take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

 Crew members serving in client-centric roles have the opportunity to be the voice and face of Vanguard to the clients who trust us to help them meet their unique investing goals. From helping first-time investors establish new accounts to guiding high-net-worth clients as they expand and preserve their portfolios --we're there every step of the way.

 If you have strong communication and relationship management skills and a thirst for knowledge, you'll thrive in our fast-paced, supportive environment.

At Vanguard, we don’t have ‘employees’ or ‘associates’. Our workforce is a tightly-knit assembly of 15,000+ ‘crew members’, excelling in career paths as diverse as finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, marketing and communication, law, and more.

Join the tech-savvy Information Technology crew members who maintain and advance Vanguard's position as an industry leader. Here, you'll leverage new and emerging technologies to build innovative solutions for our clients and our business. If you're ready to collaborate and contribute to our global success, you will thrive here at Vanguard.

Each day, we ask for our crew members’ best, while supporting them in full with:

  • Resources and support that lead to individual and shared success.
  • Professional development programs to help develop crew members’ knowledge and abilities.
  • Growth through diversity in an inclusive environment featuring numerous Crew Resource Groups.

 

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

    Pros

    Highly ethical, caring environment.
    Excellent benefits and PTO
    Professional, well-run teams
    Skilled managerial staff

    Cons

    High volume phone center
    Have to be flexible to stay late if on calls.
    Must be able to adapt to new job responsibilities and changing processes

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Vanguard Interviews

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

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    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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Vanguard Awards & Accolades

  • Arizona’s Best Companies for LGBT Employees, BestCompaniesAZ, 2017
  • Corporate Equality Index (CEI), Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2017
  • America’s Best Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • Top Companies for Women Technologists, AnitaB.org, 2017
  • 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads, Fatherly, 2017
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