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Great place to work- very unique culture

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Malvern, PA (US)
Current Employee - Project Manager in Malvern, PA (US)

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

Pros

very nice people, good work life balance, rotational culture

Cons

not very diverse work force, location, some people take advantage of the good work life balance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase diversity, more options for other locations

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    Management has destroyed the service side of the business, Depressing place to try to feed your family or grow a career

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    Current Employee - Bond Trader  in  Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Bond Trader in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Site location, licensing for new employees, they cater to diversity, its a job, physical work environment is above average compared to BofA, Merrill Lynch, Schwab, and others in the area.

    Cons

    Don't be fooled by HR's only selling points of great benefits and a great place to grow a career. The benefits are on par with fortune 500 companies benefits. Unfortunately for every good supervisor or manager there seems to be one or two bad applies (other supervisors/managers). A lot of employees find their boss uses them at their expense to look good rather than being a coach, mentor, or leader. Basically doing the right thing can be very harmful to a lot of people's career at VG. Management does not practice what they preach. If you say ANYTHING possibly construed as negative it will be used against you, guaranteed. Many employees will throw others under the bus to get ahead or just flat out lie. Good people are leaving the company and I will be joining them before or in June I hope.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating burn out jobs to turn employees every two years is not ethical. Project one is a joke - Didn't you all learn anything about why assembly lines were created? Charles Schwab is not VG.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for 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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