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Vanguard Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.1 656 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Vanguard Chairman and CEO William McNabb

William McNabb

(393 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is a priority as you don't work crazy hours and get a lot of vacation time(in 106 reviews)

  • There are great benefits and opportunities to build your toolbox in your chosen career path(in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • site locations offer very little job growth opportunities outside of basic call center positions(in 44 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance for some people, but not if your on the phones(in 13 reviews)

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    beautiful company

    Sales Executive (Current Employee) New Delhi

    ProsBeautiful building ... other than that not much

    ConsSalary pretty less...
    No growth potential

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing specific i would want to say

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company for the right fit

    Investment Analyst (Current Employee) Malvern, PA (US)

    ProsBig company that doesn't lay people off. Work/life balance is a priority as you don't work crazy hours and get a lot of vacation time. They provide a lot of resources if you know how to take advantage of them.

    ConsJob postings are very competitive and it can be tough to move up. You must learn to navigate the corporate culture very well. Benefits are great but salaries for loyal employees are downright insultingly low. It's also a very conservative work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward your loyal and tenured employees with more competitive pay. Stop putting so much weight into interviews and do more research on job candidates. Make yourself more available to the employees that follow you

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid benefits, secure job, low pay

    Problem Resolution Associate (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC (US)

    ProsBenefits are solid. PTO policy is pretty generous. They have a good deal with their Retirement and Savings Program, too. They do a dollar for dollar 401k matching contribution, up to the first 4% of your pay, which is 100% vested. They also do quarterly contributions of 10% of your eligible earnings, which are fully vested after 6 years working there. It's pretty difficult to get fired--you have to screw up pretty badly. And they've never had layoffs in their history, so there's definitely good job security. My experience with management has all been pretty positive. Some of the higher ups (like 3 levels above me) don't listen well to the average peons, but that's pretty typical. My direct supervisors have all been pretty good though.

    ConsOpportunities are limited, at least at the Charlotte office. They're turning it into a call center. If you work at the Charlotte office, you will either be on the phones, or managing or supporting people on the phones. Across Vanguard, pay isn't competitive at all compared with other companies in the industry. And I've heard that external hires into the same role that I'm in started off with higher pay than me, despite my being more valuable to them by knowing Vanguard's internal systems and procedures.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Problem Resolution Associate (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC (US)

    ProsPto..benefits..fitness center. Academic reimbursement. First shift hours only

    ConsLimited flexibility and call center related jobs. Some team leader s micro manage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fund Financial Associate

    Fund Financial Associate (Current Employee) Malvern, PA (US)

    ProsCorporate Culture, Work-Life Balance and a Positivie Learning Environment

    ConsPay - You could be getting paid a lot more for your skills

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best to place to work in IT

    Senior Developer (Current Employee) Malvern, PA (US)

    ProsGreat work-life balance, leadership and lot of opportunities to learn new technologies

    ConsLow pay and not many promotions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable & strong

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood place to start a career in the finance industry

    ConsNot one to air dirty laundry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start a career

    Communication Associate (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC (US)

    ProsGreat people, benefits, starting pay (while lower than other companies) is still better than other industries. You take inbound calls without having to worry about sales goals or product pushing.

    ConsExternal hiring brings in candidates that are paid more but don't do a great job once they are here. If you are not in PA you are limited on job growth opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ethical company, slow growth, but easily could settle down as a career

    Flagship Representative (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC (US)

    Pros- Great people
    - Ethical company - you know you're doing the right thing for clients
    - Uplifting culture
    - Amazing benefits
    - Job security
    - Great training program

    Cons- Not an "innovative" culture. Things happen slow around here
    - Slow professional growth
    - Job can be tedious at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet performance dictate promotions, not age/tenure. And, work on better metrics to determine overall performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid company with an emphasis on quality and personal growth.

    Client Service Representative (Current Employee) Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    ProsThe team leaders are all great and the amount of training they are willing to give is outstanding. They do take time to get to know you and help with your career.

    ConsThe only thing I would complain about is the ridiculous amount of political correctness like the diversity training. I assume all corporations are like that however. The pay could be a little higher but the job security is excellent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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