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"Good company to work for"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Vanguard full-time

Pros

Vanguard is a really good company to work for provided you know what you are getting yourself into. If you have a family and want a place that will challenge you but not break you, work between 40-50 hours, Vanguard is the perfect place. Their health care is amazing and they really do care for you as an employee with a family.

Cons

Climbing up after the initial first couple promotions is nearly impossible. Its understandable that with any company that is true but the feeling is that with Vanguard it is more prevalent. So many promotions are political moves vs. deserved moves. Additionally, compensation is a bit below market value but honestly being a family man, its well worth it since you get extra vacation to spend time with your family.

Advice to Management

Make more deserved promotions vs. political ones. Other than that keep up the good work!

Other Employee Reviews for Vanguard

  1. "Great balance"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Great 401(k) and health benefits. Company is very organized and well positioned in the market. Most managers care about their workers a great deal

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility is difficult for younger workers. At-cost mindset is great for clients but hard for employees that are motivated by financial reward. Never fires anyone, even under-performers who hold the team back.

    Advice to Management

    Find out how to drive greater job satisfaction , innovation, and growth in your employees careers. And get some better coffee!


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Very different corporate culture, very structured."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Specialist
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Specialist
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ideal for those who are graduating college, the company likes to hire young and promote quickly. In general nice people.

    Cons

    Very process-oriented, low pay, political environment. Managers don't necessarily have experience in the role they are in charge of managing, but they are there to manage people, processes and paperwork. This provides a disconnect between teams and managers.

    Advice to Management

    Company should take steps to recognize employees strengths, and make sure employees are in the role that's best suited to those strengths and experience. Sometimes strict rules and processes aren't beneficial.

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