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Vanguard Investments Australia Reviews

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  1. "Good firm to start at."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fund Associate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Fund Associate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working hours, younger staff are interesting and give the office a good vibe.

    Cons

    Pay doesn't compare to other top tier fund managers. Older staff are their for life and are happy being mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Pay inline with other top tier fund managers, otherwise the good people will leave for those firms.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Trade offs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard Investments Australia full-time

    Pros

    Good brand and reputation. Industry trends favour what they do.good place to start your career in financial services and to cut your teeth.

    Cons

    Over structured, micro-managed and non commercial.

    Advice to Management

    Work on staff career development.

  3. "Kangaroos"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard Investments Australia full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot about investing and about the kinds of things a company can do to make the work environment a more appealing place. Also what they shouldn't do.

    Cons

    I didn't make a lot of money because the company doesn't value the skills of an experienced phone rep from the States


  4. "A great organization, thanks for thinking of the client"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great purpose and they want to do the right thing. Working for a global company has lots of benefits. Very long term in thinking.

    Cons

    Only 300 crew so promotions can take longer than a big bank but far less politics. Lots of change as they go global, so lots of early. Calls.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let poor performers get away with not performing


  5. "What's all the fuss?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Low stress, career development, lots and lots of opportunity to learn and increase your investment knowledge. Nice people. Fun people.

    Cons

    Career development is in the employee hands. You must be a self-starter at Vanguard to advance. The pay is low when you're on the phones; but improves when you advance off the phones and into higher level investment positions.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your crew.


  6. "OK place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, average salary and job stability

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities unless you work at corporate

    Advice to Management

    Offer more advancement opportuities


  7. "GOod Job for college students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment
    Great training
    Great job security
    Good place for a college student
    Great resume builder
    Really good retirement benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up in the ranks
    Duties of the job become repetitive and boring if you need variety

    Advice to Management

    Make more opportunities for promotions and pay increases. Management shouldn't be so hard on they're workers. Entry level position should be at a higher salary

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Leave if you can."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady. You don't need much of your brain to do a good job.

    Cons

    Very political. Some of the middle level managers are basically idiots. They don't treat their direct reports with any respect.

    Advice to Management

    Start laying off the incompetents.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Like working for the government"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great institutional clients
    Great coworkers
    Great if you're a minority or have an MBA from a top school, otherwise forget about promotions

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Principals more talented at politics than anything else
    Low cost provider = low satisfaction employer
    White collar factory work
    Still mandate business attire for people who will never see a client

    Advice to Management

    The Goodship Vanguard is what it is and will never change. If you want a civil servant's job in the private sector, this is a great place to be.


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