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"Good people to work with but you need to be prepared to suck up to get ahead"

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Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Vanguard full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Many opportunities and short time in job for many positions
It's a big name in the industry
They pay for your licensing exams
They train you to be successful at the position
A lot of good people to work with some users here as well

Cons

Culture is awful
Supervisors change constantly (I had four supervisors in one year at the same position) which is terrible for the employee because those supervisors are supposed to help your career path.
They're incredibly cheap (served us moldy sandwiches two years in a row to celebrate Partnership Day - the day they announce our bonuses)
Management seems to reward those who suck up to them while disrespecting teammates. There are many here who are users.

Advice to Management

Spend money and reward hardworking employees, not just brownnosers.

Other Employee Reviews for Vanguard

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Declining benefits make this company less appealing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    Allows a great family life, great people to work with, learn a lot about product offerings. Provide training though VG university.

    Cons

    Low salary, must climb to the top even with great skills, benefits including health care have dropped meaning they have done away with PPO plan. The AHF will cost about 2500 out of pocket expense for individual and close to 4k for a family.


  2. "IT: full service technology house, good place to start, mentorship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    (This is all from the IT side perspective)
    - Encouraged to/culture of rotate/ing
    - Plenty of opportunity to do something different
    - All kinds of IT work: software, hardware, process experts, etc.
    - Easy access to senior leadership if ambitious and willing to reach out
    - Coworkers are generally friendly, except for those that have been jaded (which exists in every company)
    - Very fluid environment, ahead of or with the curve company
    - Very competent and engaged senior leadership
    - Culture is evolving
    - Politics are more or less invisible at the junior levels, increase as you go up
    - Lots of great leaders to learn from
    - Opportunity to move up exists
    - Senior leadership is always working on making the company better (infrastructure, strategic projects, HR policies, etc.)
    - Flexible workplace (as long as your role allows it) - work from home ad-hoc, email on personal phone, etc.
    - A great place for folks who are energized by change
    - Rarely have to test your moral compass against the shareholder...company has a culture of doing right by the shareholder
    - High ethics culture
    - Worklife balance is encouraged
    - Good benefits (401k match, plus quarterly savings plan, mid-year partnership, health + dental + vision, convenience services like health advocate, onsite gym and health facility, dry cleaning [overpriced], car service [overpriced], plus others)

    Cons

    (This is all from the IT side perspective)
    - Rotations into jobs are heavily driven by "business need", so you need to wait for the opportunity
    - Promos take time and there's a process
    - Lots of process to get work done
    - Lots of leadership rotations always occurring, sometimes hard to keep track
    - Personal hearsay/opinion: not convinced IT folks are paid enough
    - Have to "buy into the system/drink the juice" to blend, but to hold your own you need a mind of your own

    Advice to Management

    - Work closer with the employees to discuss and communicate career options instead of "placing" employees.

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