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Vanguard Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
732 Reviews
3.3
732 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is a priority as you don't work crazy hours and get a lot of vacation time (in 120 reviews)

  • Great benefits; was able to earn MBA and CFP with full tuition reimbursement (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • The positions in AZ are largely call center support roles, or supervisory roles (in 53 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance for some people, but not if your on the phones (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Friendly, supportive, collegial, but you seriously gotta drink the koolaid

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brokerage Associate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Brokerage Associate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I worked at Vanguard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get a free CFA/CFP/7/63/65, work life is awesome, 3.5 weeks vacation starting, everyone is really friendly and helpful, management does want the best for you and does try to open up opportunities

    Cons

    You're not moving up unless you're in a fast-track of Accelerated Development if you're right out of undergrad. Otherwise moving up will be hard because people like the work life balance and don't move much. Super slow to do anything. They do say they want you to progress, and they give you some tools, but there's not a lot of room to move up. Super koolaid index funds rule the world type culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be upfront, it's a glorified overqualified call center. If you're looking for a chill job with good perks, knock yourself out. If you're really looking to dive in, you gotta be in philly at HQ or somewhere else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Great Start

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Relationship Associate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Relationship Associate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large Family like atmosphere
    Excellent benefits
    Great training and amount of resources put into the workforce

    Cons

    Upper mobility can be challenging because talent usually sticks and fights for the same positions
    Raises are not very large
    Can be almost too relaxed of an atmosphere for a company that works in the financial field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to put the resources where it matters: the client experience and talent development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Relations Associate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Client Relations Associate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -PTO
    -Bonus
    -Great Culture
    -Well respected company
    -Hands on experience with investing

    Cons

    -Management is out of touch with realities of the business.
    -Low salary
    -Call center

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be more in touch with what is happening on the floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Brokerage Associate

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    Current Employee - Brokerage Associate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Brokerage Associate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. The hours are nice and you get a pretty good amount of PTO.

    Cons

    Arizona location is mainly phone positions. Pay is a little low. Hard to move up in the Arizona location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company good people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Malvern, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Malvern, PA (US)

    I worked at Vanguard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There's a process for everything

    Cons

    That some times stifles creativity and ingenuity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to pay top of market rather than at market for compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Career, not just a job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Malvern, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Malvern, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are covered more than most jobs. The employees are also good to work with. Good place for a career if you put the effort in. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    The pay can seem low but over time it can show beneficial. Some management can be difficult to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize those who work hard a little more with higher pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Client Relationship Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Specialist in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Specialist in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Vanguard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy job, not very stressful or a great deal of pressure. Great team atmosphere and work environment. Met many friends through this company all coming from different backgrounds. great benefits and health

    Cons

    Lower than average pay for the industry/licenses required
    call center environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They train you well to have a large skill set and licenses. The culture is great and very friendly, relaxed, and they emphasize work-life balance. I'm proud to work here. I always thought I would just start my career here, but I've now thought about the possibility of staying here for my entire career. PTO is amazing and benefits too

    Cons

    The only reason I would leave is that I could probably get paid much more for doing a similar job somewhere else

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Vanguard (more than an year)

    Pros

    good benefits. great vacation time off.

    Cons

    not great salary. Too much "culture"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to start a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Administrator in Malvern, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Administrator in Malvern, PA (US)

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Vanguard has a facade of different Career options for you to follow. Vanguard has great benefits and will pay for higher education. Vanguard has the best Paid time off I have ever encountered.

    Cons

    The pay is on the lower level for the industry. Very Corporate and Regimented. Career Progression does take a long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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