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Vanguard Reviews

Updated 20 Jul 2019

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Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley
Tim Buckley
227 Ratings
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Internal Wholesaler"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Vanguard

      Pros

      Theoretical ability to change divisions/role Support you in your pursuit of designations like the CFP, CFA, CIMA Gym on site

      Cons

      Way behind competitors in the selling process Inability to track business due to a lack of paying for the data/information You are an activity/metric monkey in this role and that’s it. Management is pretty much only interested in managing up. Managers that care about the development of their own team are few and far between in this division No formal work from home policy

      Advice to Management

      Imagine if some of these easy problems were fixed and where Vanguard would be

      Vanguard2019-07-08
    • Helpful (3)

      "Monotonous"

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      Current Employee - Client Experience Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Benefits, Easy, Comfortable once you know the job

      Cons

      Micromanaged, sit in a cubicle in a call center

      Advice to Management

      Pay more. Be more transparent

      Vanguard2019-07-11
    • Helpful (2)

      "Overall good bad pay"

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      Former Employee - Risk Advisor 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great benefits, great people culture

      Cons

      Bad bad salary compared to industry, difficult to move up, lots of dead end careers unless you are VADP

      Advice to Management

      Loose VADP, be better about feedback... too political. Stay great at treating people well

      Vanguard2019-06-20
    • Helpful (27)

      "This job burns you out and makes you hate people"

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      Former Employee - Brokerage Investment Professional in Malvern, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Vanguard full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Benefits and upward mobility if you know the right people or are very personable.

      Cons

      Very, very toxic work environment (cut-throat).

      Advice to Management

      Hire experienced managers who are life-long dedicated business professionals.

      Vanguard2019-05-15
    • Helpful (14)

      "Old School Boys Club"

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      Former Employee - Internal Audit in Malvern, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Vanguard full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Vanguard has excellent benefits, training programs and the company is the best of the best in the Financial Services Industry.

      Cons

      Vanguard has a old boys club culture. The culture is even worse if your a minority. The sleuth of lawsuits by protected classes (older workers, minorities etc) captures precisely of what is happening behind the shiny glass doors.

      Vanguard2019-06-16
    • "Really Liked it"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Malvern, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Vanguard part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Great mentorship and a culture that really care about it's employees and customers

      Cons

      No real cons during my time there

      Advice to Management

      keep doing what you're doing

      Vanguard2019-06-19
    • "Good starting job"

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      Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Scottsdale, AZ

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

      Pros

      - Mostly good people to work with - Career development/mobility - Benefits/401k/parental leave

      Cons

      - Lower salary than competing firms - Can be micromanaged/metrics driven

      Advice to Management

      - Listen/understand your employees' perspectives

      Vanguard2019-07-02
    • Helpful (2)

      "Every job is what you make of it!"

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

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

      Pros

      Great benefits. Some good supervisors. You will learn a tremendous amount of financial knowledge. Great place to stay especially if this is not your first job. You will appreciate it more if you have worked for other companies. Overall my experience was positive because of my positive attitude. This company I would recommend.

      Cons

      You will be promoted up to their ceiling cap. This may be based on fair and unfair assessments.

      Advice to Management

      Reward and promote employees based on performance, dedication, ability and results. Highly qualified candidates were overlooked because of not having degrees. Some with their masters were unqualified to lead. This could be interpreted as unfair treatment and causes low morale. Degrees only quantify not qualify.

      Vanguard2019-06-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "Disappointed"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Vanguard

      Pros

      Good name Easy life if you are a born politician

      Cons

      Horrible culture, toxic politics, shockingly change your world view after working here. Hate people and life. Don’t work here unless this is the last company that will hire you.

      Advice to Management

      Bad culture will kill a great company.

      Vanguard2019-07-19
    • Helpful (1)

      "Lots of travel, client facing role with heavy administrative burdens."

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      Current Employee - Institutional Participant Education Presenter in Scottsdale, AZ
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Vanguard full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      A client-centric company with very low fees, with a wide variety roles to serve in.

      Cons

      Sometimes they overreach, and have unrealistic expectation.

      Advice to Management

      Be realistic.

      Vanguard2019-06-10
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