Vanguard Reviews

Updated 4 Jun 2020

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3.1
49%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
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Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley
Tim Buckley
339 Ratings
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  • "call center, hard to find time for self development(in 212 reviews)

  • "I think part of the problem is they simply do not care because they see it as entry level anwyay(in 73 reviews)

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  1. "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

    Vanguard2018-12-07
  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.

    Vanguard2020-01-10
  3. 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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    Vanguard2018-09-12
  4. "Well meaning, but very conservative"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    Vanguard2017-07-25
  5. Helpful (19)

    "Client services rig"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    Vanguard2016-08-09
  6. Helpful (1)

    "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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    Vanguard2016-02-10
  7. 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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    Vanguard2014-10-19
  8. "Stable company with good benefits"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Portfolio Manager in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    Company continues to grow, even during difficult times. Very stable and never a concern of job security.

    Cons

    Large compensation disparity between job levels while the work completed across those levels is fairly similar.

    Vanguard2020-06-04
  9. "Communications Associate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Financial Services Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vanguard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    excellent training and ongoing employee development

    Cons

    annual raise percentage brackets are low

    Vanguard2020-06-03
  10. "One of the American Greats"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Manager in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly ethical company at its core, the culture difference is very real.. you will work with some amazing people, stable in times of market downturn, less politics than typical of an organisation of its size, great benefits package

    Cons

    Salaries aren't as high as you may get in other firms (but offset by the fact that you won't be cut as soon as the market goes down), performance management process is still old school

    Vanguard2020-06-01
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