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"Low Stress, Flexible Schedule"

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Current Employee - Client Relationship Administrator in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Client Relationship Administrator in Charlotte, NC
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Vanguard full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

It is a low stress job. You can truly leave work at work. They do a nice job allowing employees to balance work and life. Great job security

Cons

Underpaid compared to other firms in the area. There is limited room for advancement in the Charlotte office. If you would like to do anything outside of a phone position or IT you need to move to PA or AZ.

Other Employee Reviews for Vanguard

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Working at Vanguard is a career, not just a job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer in Wayne, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional corporate environment. Excellent benefits, I get seven weeks off now. Great work / life balance. Plenty of opportunity to move around.

    Cons

    Under staffed IT departments lead to not enough people to do all the work. Near non-existent promotions for IT staff, you have to post for another position to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to review IT workloads within groups, certain areas lose key personnel because of workload / pressure.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Great company for recent college graduates"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Relations Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Client Relations Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Benefits (18 Days off for entry level roles, 4% matching 401k, 10% yearly contribution to retirement, flexible schedules, tuition reimbursement, etc)
    -Culture/work environment
    -Work/Life Balance, the office is always empty by 6PM
    -Paid holidays...only work when NYSE is open.
    -Co-workers, everyone is always willing to help
    -Great training programs
    -Paid for Series 7&63 licenses
    -Charlotte office is not directly in the city
    -Plenty of OT opportunities
    -High Ethical Standards/Morals...always doing what is best for the client
    -Job Security
    -Campus is about to open a gym and doctors office for employees

    The pay is low to start out but there seems to be opportunities for advancement. For a younger person a few years removed from college or just coming out of college it is a great opportunity to learn the industry and put a big name company on your resume. For someone more experienced then Vanguard may not be the best place to work because of the lower wages.

    Cons

    -Pay is lower than competitors
    -Inbound Call Center taking 50-80 calls a day in most positions
    -In a cubicle all day
    -Career progression appears to be slow
    -Not much room for new ideas
    -The job gets boring quickly and is not very challenging
    -Not many team projects or ways to get involved
    -You are on the phones all day, hardly enough time to check email and do career development activities
    -Taking a position with a competitor could get you a 15-20% raise

    Advice to Management

    Vanguard is a good company and a solid place to work. However, if you really want to be the best company by 2020 then you have to raise the salaries. All the benefits do not make up for the lower salary. It is the best place to invest your money, but it isn't the best place to work.

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