Vanguard Interview Questions

Updated 28 Oct 2014
Updated 28 Oct 2014
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    Client Relationship Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Vanguard.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university. Was scheduled a one on one interview on campus which was behavioral based. Asked specifically what an ETF, Bond, Stock, and Mutual Fund are.

    Was called back within a week to schedule an onsite interview. The second interview consisted of a case study and role play. The case study was fairly easy, they just want to know that the customer is your first priority. The role play was a mock phone call with a customer who did not know what to do with her investments, and you had to guide her in a direction based on her concerns.

    Interview Questions
    • what type of investment should a person make based on risk   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Client Relationship Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had an initial phone interview with an HR representative. Discussed my skills and interests as well as job tasks. I was expecting a more technical and less sales oriented role.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Vangaurd Associate Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Vanguard.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted about a week later asking to set up an interview time. Set up an interview a couple days later with someone from HR. The interview lasted a little over an hour and was mainly behavioral and background questions. Not the hardest questions but they graded the answers harshly.

    Interview Questions
    • Walk me through your resume
      Where do you see yourself in five years
      What are your 3 biggest weaknesses
      Tell me about a time that you failed
        Answer Question
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accelerated Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Vanguard.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruitment, next day preliminary interview. Notified one week later of selection for final interview. Specifics of the program were vague, even when I asked in the interview. Vanguard is big on the STAR format, behavioral analysis, and leadership potential. I was told my extracurriculars were what impressed them most.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you had to motivate someone to do something they did not want to do.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Brokerage Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Vanguard.

    Interview Details

    STAR based questions after initial computer based testing, and phone interview. There were two people, one supervisor and one manager. They asked questions and took notes, and it was very dry and clinical, not warm at all.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you were helping a client, and didn't have the answer - how would you handle that?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Client Relationship Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Vanguard.

    Interview Details

    Very thorough process study all glassdoor questions and for roleplay make sure you show EMPATHY, they will give you a scenario where the client is pregnant or has a loss in the family and they expect you to address it

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time you had to build a relationship with a client?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First Round was phone interview. Then second round was a 2 1:1 interviews. Ending off with a group excercise. The interview was mostly based on behavioral question.

    My advice would be to research STAR based questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Client Relationship Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Vanguard in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Great relationship built with recruiter and enjoyable process. Group interview over 4 hours which includes one-on-one interview, case study, and quick role play. Detailed overview on company and benefits too. Questions typical, but really looking for firm examples.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example when you had to re prioritize your tasks and how did you figure out/rate tasks in order of importance?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Client Relationship Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Vanguard in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round phone interview: Basic knowledge of financial industry is necessary, asks about ETF vs. Mutual fund, index funds, and stocks vs. bonds. Asks typical STAR behavioral questions during second half of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Why have you chosen to seek jobs in the financial industry   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    VADP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Vanguard in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Within 2 weeks got a phone call from recruiter to schedule phone interview. STAR based interview questions and went over resume on the phone. 2 weeks later got called to be flown out to scottsdale. All day process where they give presentations and have you talk to employees. lots of talk about company culture and how they are looking for the right "type" of person that fits their mold. 2 interviews 1 hour each all STAR based questions. They are really looking for someone that fits company culture- they don't really care about work experience or knowledge so long as you did something and got above 3.5 GPA. Pay is low, and they try to say they have benefits like a gym, doctors office, food court etc. but you have to pay for all of it if you want to use it.

    Interview Questions
    • all typical... tell me a situation where you disagreed with a boss. how did you handle it? need to give all STAR based responses because they write everything down.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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