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Vanguard Analyst Reviews

Updated 18 Feb 2020

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Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley
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23 Ratings
  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and work flexibiltiy

    Cons

    Low pay and slow decision making

    Vanguard2019-10-06
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Blah"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company, great working environment

    Cons

    There are two people at VG, over achievers and people who are not to be fired

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    Vanguard2020-02-18
  3. "Decent place to wprl"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Devon, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and retirement plans. Pay was average

    Cons

    Lose job if you fail series exams and have to go back to being a contractor

    Vanguard2020-01-16
  4. "Great Environment, but Slow Moving"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    Pros: Very comfortable environment, focused on personal growth

    Cons

    Cons: Complacent atmosphere at times and it slow moving in terms of innovation and technology

    Vanguard2020-01-11
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Client service"

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    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst 

    I have been working at Vanguard part-time

    Pros

    Nothing, clean working environment

    Cons

    Awful call center, low pay

    Vanguard2020-01-29
  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are next to none

    Cons

    Can be micromanagy and competitive to move up

    Vanguard2020-01-07
  7. Helpful (52)

    "Stable employment, PHONY leadership and "culture""

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stability - Employment, income, benefits are decent (far from best). Ownership structure.

    Cons

    Each year they ask employees to complete a satisfaction review survey. Sounds like a good idea, right? What they don't tell you is that if you give low scores they take it out on your manager, who then takes it out on you. Corporate virtue signaling - Things like "diversity and inclusion" at Vanguard. Many of the employees are disgusted by the phony attempt to virtue signal to the investing public and prospective employees. The worst part, and this is very concerning, is that Vanguard talks about abusing its power to push a "diversity" agenda (gender, race, sexuality - basically anything but thought) in board rooms of publicly traded companies. In other words, they're talking about abusing their fund investor's voting privileges to push a diversity agenda on publicly traded companies. So, instead of focusing solely on operations, outcomes, qualifications, profits, etc. they want to pretend they're concerned with the "diversity" of the board. This is a serious threat to public markets that should not be taken lightly. Businesses operate on things that make sense, they're not public universities. Wasteful, top heavy management. Most managers, but not all, want you to kiss up to get promoted to the next level. A manager at Vanguard is NOT the most talented, just the most indoctrinated and subservient peon. When it comes to hiring, they don't focus on merit or expertise, they focus on how good of an actor or actress you are, how well you can pretend you're as indoctrinated as they either are or pretend to be. They want other indoctrated individuals. It is like a disease. Are you submissive enough to get promoted? Shameful and weak.

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    Vanguard2019-10-15
  8. "review"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Work from Home 23 PTO and sick days Flexibility

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder

    Vanguard2019-12-07
  9. Helpful (15)

    "Horrible Management"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefit (compensation, bonus, PTO) package is awesome.

    Cons

    Excessive 1:1, every other week with manager, once a month with manager's boss, every quarterly with manager's boss' boss...too many nit picky. They try to find negatives about you to provide the feedback...turning everyone against each other.

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    Vanguard2019-11-07
  10. "Vanguard IMDP"

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    Current Employee - IMDP Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    Great Intro to Buy Side/ Learning experience

    Cons

    location is not totally ideal if you like cities

    Vanguard2019-10-15
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