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Highly Ethical Financial Services Company but......

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Former Employee - Client Relations Associate in Malvern, PA (US)
Former Employee - Client Relations Associate in Malvern, PA (US)

I worked at Vanguard full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Highly ethical corporation which is a refreshing rarity in today's financial industry.
Comparatively speaking, most of their fund returns lag in bull markets, but the trade off is that
your capital is well protected during bear markets.

Cons

Business practices, in terms of service provided to the client, tends to lean towards elitism.
Employee reviews were critiqued more on a personal level as opposed to a professional level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Every client is entitled to quality client service.
Vanguard is a corporation not a college campus. Employees should be evaluated on contributions, not popularity.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Client Relationship Administrator

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    Current Employee - Client Relationship Administrator in Malvern, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Administrator in Malvern, PA (US)

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security, PTO, work/life balance to a point

    Cons

    Low compensation, passive aggressive management, way too politically correct to the point of making everything awkward, management takes all suggestions and criticism and being negative, other employees lie or throw you under the bus to get ahead, the long-term employees are mindless, diversity is above who is best for the job, every year there is more expected of you but compensation decreases. I can go on forever about their stack ranking and how employees are rated at year end but there is not enough room to type everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the cons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 14 people found this helpful  

    Sold out from the top down after Brennan left

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Clean workplace
    Good location (Scottsdale)
    VU university is good for the most part (classes)
    Food (Galley) is OK for company food
    Bathrooms are clean (usually).

    Cons

    -Terribly mismanaged company after the old CEO left.
    -Diversity of sex, ethnicity take precedence over diligence in hiring decisions in all departments.
    -Highly attractive girls (not woman) get catered to in most departments by the male supervisors/managers that never had a date in college (empty-less suits as one Flagship client said).
    -No upward mobility unless you have a second face and drink kool-aid every meal and brainwash yourself.
    -Strong democratic/liberal political presence in all department management.
    -Goodluck paying your cost of living and having anything left over.
    -Maybe you can retire by the time your 90 even with Vanguards own calculations.
    -Anonymous surveys about employee satisfaction on a monitored PC is crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To senior staff: This company is turning into the USPS. Good job (money talks) brainwashing everyone that you all live hand to mouth like everyone else in the company... I know people would be shocked if you disclosed your pay. Eventually though they're going to figure out actions speak louder than words and your just using your people as disposable assets, not investments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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