Vanguard - Good people to work with but you need to be prepared to suck up to get ahead | Glassdoor
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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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  • Comp & Benefits
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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 (1)

    "Solid company that will continue to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brokerage Associate in Valley Forge, PA
    Current Employee - Brokerage Associate in Valley Forge, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment with very friendly, intelligent, and cohesive employees. Good benefits and nice area as well.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry standard and somewhat slow advancement process, military structured pay grade, micromanaged phone positions with very little flexibility.


  2. "A company that walks the walk"

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

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance; opportunity to chart your own career; 401k contributions; affordable insurance

    Cons

    Cash compensation; lack of opportunities away from main campus(Pa)

    Advice to Management

    Allow the Crew more access to the decision making process.

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