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Vanguard Reviews

Updated 23 Aug 2019

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3.1
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72%
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Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley
Tim Buckley
263 Ratings
Pros
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  • "The role itself is a glorified call-center(in 188 reviews)

  • "That is all that you will be doing in the entry level role(in 69 reviews)

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  1. "Product"

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    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 (3)

    "Investment operations"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating this job like it’s a religion

    Vanguard2018-09-12
  3. "Well meaning, but very conservative"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Pay for talent retention - you can't expect alignment with organizational vision to pay the bills

    Vanguard2017-07-25
  4. "You either love it or can't stand it as you'll need to conform."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard

    Pros

    Flexibility and work life balance. Great work environment set up, all the facilities you need.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity of thought, continuous improvement in workplace although is desired, in practice is frowned upon as its just the way things are. Slow moving, still 'transitioning off' lotus notes. Roles often start as a 6 month contract with a view to convert to perm. I wonder if this is a way to keep down voluntary turnover within the first 6 month as they do advise that their turnover is low.

    Advice to Management

    Know what you want when you advertise, not what you think you want.

    Vanguard2017-07-02
  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Physical Education Teacher in West End
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard for more than a year

    Pros

    Very professional Ability to climb the professional ladder

    Cons

    Inability to get up and move around Desk job

    Vanguard2017-04-16
  6. Helpful (19)

    "Client services rig"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Quit treating people as non human's with no feelings or ambitions.

    Vanguard2016-08-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Capital Markets"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Pay competitive rates.

    Vanguard2016-02-10
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Retirement services"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate mature associates

    Vanguard2014-10-19
  9. Helpful (9)

    "Times Change"

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    Former Employee - Operations Team Leader in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were good and the people are hard working.

    Cons

    Management tends to be very close minded. The culture is hyper conservative and it shows in everything they do. Promotions tend to be restrictive which usually means you have to move to another group.

    Advice to Management

    Give your crew more flexibility and let them show you what they can really do.

    Vanguard2019-08-05
  10. Helpful (25)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    Current Employee - Talent Management and Event Logistics Specialist in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    they have good benefits they also have a pretty good bonus

    Cons

    the people are all sneaky everyone is trying to get you in trouble it is impossible to move to a different position within the company there is no career development they hire solely off diversity instead of qualifications it's soooo strict you are always being watched work-life balance sucks you have no real friends here

    Vanguard2019-08-07
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