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Updated 24 Feb 2020

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Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley
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3 Ratings
  1. "Great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    Progressive, forward thinking and inclusive

    Cons

    Sometimes a lack of openness to senior levels

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    Vanguard2019-09-01
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not Much Room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, retirement plan, people are incredibly nice

    Cons

    Extreme micro-managment, low pay, and no way to move off the phones for at least 2ish years

    Vanguard2020-02-24
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good entry-level job, good tutoring sessions

    Cons

    Some training was unorganized and many failed the series 7 as a result

    Vanguard2019-11-11
  4. "Come through and interview here!"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great process for interviewing candidates

    Cons

    I wish I spoke to more people related to the role.

    Vanguard2019-10-13
  5. Helpful (11)

    "If the role is located in Charlotte, NC and not in IT/HR, you are working in a call center."

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    If you’re a recent graduate, you’ll have plenty of people your age. Vanguard is very client focused. I was lucky to have good managers

    Cons

    The problem begins with the recruiting process. They are extremely dishonest, portraying the role to be primarily Portfolio/Project management with client service on the side. In reality, you are in a call center where you can expect to take 40-60 phone calls a day. You get 30 minutes of a break a day, which is limited to certain times in the day that you are allowed to use it. If you’re lucky, you get an hour for lunch, sometimes shortened to 30minutes. Extremely micromanaged. Low pay Promotions aren’t given based on experience or ability to do your role, but rather “networking” and drinking the Kool-Aid. Very few roles in Charlotte that are not phone based. Morale is almost always low, high turnover. Most people are very unhappy. Most phone calls are very boring: resetting passwords, helping someone with the internet, apologizing for something another employee did/told a client.

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    Vanguard2019-08-19
  6. "call center"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate 

    I worked at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay a very nice work environment Basically, a call center to help low net worth clients"

    Cons

    Very process driven, can be slow moving

    Vanguard2019-02-09

    Vanguard Response

    March 29, 2019Vanguard Human Resources

    Thank you for your review and providing us your feedback and experience.

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  7. Helpful (28)

    "Take this job and once you get it immediately plan to leave"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Valley Forge, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people. A solid group work here and have the best for their clients in mind. Sadly, that will come at the expense of your sanity. Vanguard is good to have on your resume. I worked here for 3 years and even though I regularly look back and wince, it got me a job comfortably paying twice as much. Gym, expensive cafe (which closes at 2pm which is when your lunch will be), car services, health benefits, the whole Corporate America 9 yards.

    Cons

    If this is your first job get ready because you will be worked to AT-COST death. Simply enough, look at the amount of people who took the time to write thousand word reviews on how poor it is. Don't close your ears when you hear that "white collar slavery" joke because you'll only have yourself to blame. The summary: you will be managed by a mediocre mid level supervisor who has been there 10 years and has "made it this far." That person will have no idea what s/he is doing because s/he's so far displaced from the job. Your phone will ring every second of the day that you are there and clients wait on hold for an hour which naturally makes them yell at you. If you want/need time off, yeah right. You will make requests via Aspect, which treats you exactly like Vanguard views you: a number. When you look down the career line you will see two paths 1. Become that miserable manager who got a raise twice in 10 years and has dealt with a decade of misery 2. Take your talent elsewhere TLDR; read the title. This review is truth.

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    Vanguard2017-01-06
  8. "Great opportunity to get a foot in the door at a great company."

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training program and benefits. This job teaches you great skills in Finance and a great way to get into the Financial Services industry.

    Cons

    Very demanding days, certainly has a call center feel to the job but the company is so much more. There are some people that work in this role for extended periods of time, but I view this role as a launch pad for someone who is looking to get to another role within the company.

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    Vanguard2016-12-06
  9. "Great place to start your career"

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    Client Service Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome benefits, pto, matching up to 4% on 401k, potential to grow within the company is very feasible

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rate due to low compensation for industry averages, training could be better. overall great place to work

    Vanguard2016-10-10
  10. "Service"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Client focus, opportunity for employee to grow and develop their professional skills, many opportunities for advancement, great benefit package, loyal, trustworthy, although a huge company, its feels like family- team work is paramount, work- life- balance

    Cons

    Pay is not as good as compared to other financial industry companies

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    Vanguard2016-07-13
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