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"Cheap is as cheap does"

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Current Employee - Investment Associate in Malvern, PA
Current Employee - Investment Associate in Malvern, PA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Anonymity is probably the best thing about the place. It's huge and no one knows who you are unless you want them to

Cons

There's little left for the people at the bottom of the very steep pyramid. The benefits go to the guys at the top.

Advice to Management

Spread the love. Share the wealth. Rather than being so secretive about the company's true goals, how about sharing what you're really thinking rather than hiding behind platitudes and six-sigma stuff.

Other Employee Reviews for Vanguard Investments Australia

  1. "Great place to start a career, but..."

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    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Stable company with a good reputation in the industry. Benefits start from day one including 401k.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Not a great place to start a mid-career change. Employees very young and seem to be favored over older employees. Very mundane phone job. I would think this would be a decent job for someone in the twilight of their career that just needs the benefits and (low) pay. Seems like a good place to jump start a career and build a resume.

    Advice to Management

    Think about getting rid of some of the overlapping staff. Most of us are just sitting around browsing the web.


  2. "Safe, but overly conservative."

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    Former Employee - Business Development Group in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Development Group in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Vanguard invests in its employees' futures by training them thoroughly and encouraging them to move laterally between positions and departments. It offers great benefits packages and a stable career, since the company focuses on strength in the long run and has yet to lay off employees (in the company's history). Basically, the positions are all stable and mobility is very easy. While each employee has to take the initiative to plan his or her career and make connections across areas, the culture is very safe and welcoming.

    Cons

    The culture is very conservative. By very, I mean stockings to work every day, hour-long meetings for "feedback" on misspeaking or offending someone. The company thrives because it is cautious and conservative, but that can be difficult for high-potential employees who do not agree with the "put your head down and work" philosophy. Compensation is also significantly lower than competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the benefits, but improve the opportunities for advancement and fast-tracking.

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