Vanguard Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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3.3
53%
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73%
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Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley
Tim Buckley
398 Ratings
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  • "It's not good when an entry level can hear that on the directors got their job from favoritism(in 78 reviews)

  • "The work life balance could also use some work but again that the con to being in a call center(in 68 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    they care about employees great pay good leadership team good technology stack

    Cons

    lots of process to get approval to introduce new things in a project

  2. Helpful (9)

    "Worst career experience"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Developer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of besides the few interesting perks but is optional

    Cons

    Experiencing bullying and unrealistic demands from the manager. No proper training provided for the first month except for some short briefing. Expect you to be in solo most of the time. Expect new joiners to be multitasked. Poor leadership and management.


  3. "Product"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and client driven mission

    Cons

    Nothing that jumps out

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Investment operations"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance was great

    Cons

    Cult culture, treat us like robots

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  5. "Well meaning, but very conservative"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    People do come first, no idea is shut down

    Cons

    Sometimes there's more talk than action, salary caps

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  6. Helpful (19)

    "Client services rig"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Scottsdale
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Decent benefits. Nice campus. Good training to get a foot in the door for the industry.

    Cons

    No raises for individual contributors over 2%. Company broke my spirit after being there over 15 years with good reviews. After a certain age management will pick you apart to break you down forcing you to quit for your own sanity.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Capital Markets"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great environment, good opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Remuneration should be higher for these roles.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Retirement services"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Scottsdale
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice people nice office etc. Good training and benefits

    Cons

    Once your over a certain age forget it

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  9. "Great benefits, wonderful mission"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of tremendous benefits, outstanding work life balance

    Cons

    Upward mobility, base comp, office politics

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Advisor in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good investment products, good company brand

    Cons

    Vanguard’s culture is changing, not as committed to work-life balance as in the past

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