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Vanguard Reviews

Updated 31 Mar 2020

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Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley
Tim Buckley
316 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controls Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company ethos, support for growth of women, great bonuses.

    Cons

    Sometimes poor communication from management

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    Vanguard2019-09-12
  2. "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
  3. Helpful (3)

    "A mixed experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company benefits are very good (salary, bonus, healthcare, pension etc). Management seems very passionate, which is nice to see. They also seem to truly care about the company values.

    Cons

    The London office (specifically in Marketing) are trying to take over many functions of the US business but with little understanding of what each job will entail. As a result, many people have very little work to do and are very siloed. Managers are inexperienced when it comes to managing a team, which is a shame. There is some real talent in the teams but the set up is so siloed that it seems many people cannot demonstrate their skills. Work-life balance / flexibility is also lacking but seemingly only for certain individuals / teams. London based IT also needs improving.

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    Vanguard2019-09-26
  4. "Very good company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England

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

    Pros

    Really good healthcare services and discounts

    Cons

    Long hours and diplomatic managers

    Vanguard2019-08-02
  5. "Fab company"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Pros

    It's a really good work environment

    Cons

    Not got any really, it's a great job

    Vanguard2018-11-27
  6. Helpful (11)

    "Bunch of schoolboys playing at business. Slow, frustrating and egotistical company. Terrible IT systems."

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    Former Employee - Specialist in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There aren’t many to share here. You get paid on time.

    Cons

    Management are weak - terrible decision-making. People get promoted to jobs they don’t have skills for. Awful. Mission is paid lip service - they don’t mean it.

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    Vanguard2018-09-24
  7. "Vanguard - a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent culture and values - Highly successful firm - Good opportunities to rotate between teams and departments - Plenty of development and training opportunities

    Cons

    - Footprint outside the US is relatively small

    Vanguard2018-01-07
  8. "Ok"

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     in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard

    Pros

    Inspiring leadership, people are friendly,

    Cons

    too many staff doing too little work, they could halve their staff

    Vanguard2017-05-09
  9. "Internship"

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    Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vanguard

    Pros

    Great team environment, flat structure, great work/life balance

    Cons

    More insight into various departments

    Vanguard2016-11-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, excellent work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Client focussed, very flexible working arrangements available with excellent work-life balance, study sponsorship and access to senior management.

    Cons

    Base salary is below rest of market, a who you know rather than what you know approach to career progression. High staff turnover.

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    Vanguard2015-06-22
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