Vanguard

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Good Work Culture
QA- Analyst (Current Employee), PennsylvaniaNovember 4, 2015
Over all it is very good working.Good work culture and very cooperative teams,very healthy professional environment to work.
enjoyed a lot working with all the teams and users.
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Vanguard core values, integrity, focus, and stewardship, are paramount in everything they do which support their mission statement, do the right thing
Processing Associate/RKS (Current Employee), Wayne, PANovember 3, 2015
Pros: A company of choice
Cons: Like all company, they could pay more.
Each day at Vanguard is centered on doing the right thing for the client, to take a stand for all investors, treat them fairly, and give them the best chance for investment success. Executing your duties flawlessly, while keeping it core values, focus, integrity, and stewardship in mind. Because everyday is different, there is something to learn each day. A customer called into the wrong department and instead of saying to the customer you have the wrong department please try your call again. Instead locate the person and transfer the call to the person. Management is there to help you succeed. Their one on one is to find out where you want to go and to help you get there. While allowing you to be the best at what you do for that moment. Co-workers are there to be your next line of resources. The hardest part is try not to have fun while giving your best. The best part of the job is knowing you have help to succeed.
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Great company to learn investing
Quality Service Associate (Former Employee), Malvern, PANovember 3, 2015
Learned a lot about investments coming up through the ranks that I still carry with me today. The benefits are amazing! Culture can be tough to navigate.
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Rate of pay is not as promised...bait and switch
Call Center (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZNovember 1, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: See above
You are hired through a staffing agency that states you will be paid $16.00 an hour. While this is technically true, you only work 37.5 hours and therefore if you base it on what most people look for (40 hour work week), you are really only making $15.00...$16.00x37.50 = $600.00 - same as a 40 hr week at $15.00. I know a lot of people are looking for, and need, that extra $40 a week! Everyone tells you during your training that at minimum the first month on your own will be a nightmare because they don't allow for enough time in training class and one on ones with someone on the floor.
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Great work life balance
Client Relationship Associate (Former Employee), Valley Forge, PAOctober 20, 2015
Benefits are good and but pay could be more. You have to drink the kool-aid. They are willing to help you in all areas, people are accepting. You can sometimes get lost in the sauce if you are not proactive with your career. Nothing is handed to you which is good, it builds character.
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Joy and pleasure place to work assisting the soldiers after they had been injured.
Human Resource Administrative Lead (Former Employee), Saint Petersburg, FLOctober 19, 2015
Served as Lead Human resource Administrator for a company of 300 hundred soldiers and family members who were transitioning through their healing process. Joy and a pleasure to assist these soldiers after they were injured.
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Excellent cocmpany to work for.
Universal Associate (Former Employee), Malvern, PAOctober 16, 2015
When I started I went through 3 months of training at their personal University and then had a coach to help me once I got to the floor. The people and my manager were super nice and the benefits were very good.
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Citrix Administrator
Citrix/Windows administrator (Former Employee), Malvern, PAOctober 9, 2015
Citrix Presentation server 4, XenApp 4.5/5.0, VMware ESX 4.0/3.5, Altiris Server, Appsense, Windows Server 2008R2/2003, Active Directory 2003/2008R2, HP Proliant Servers
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Great Place to work!
Financial Analyst - Corporate Treasury (Current Employee), Malvern, PAOctober 3, 2015
Great Place to work! Great management, excellent culture, perfect place to start and learn the industry. In the phone group it is very numbers driven, but once you advance it has lots of room to advance self and participate in projects to advance the enterprise.
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Great place to start working
Client Relationship Associate (Former Employee), Malvern, PASeptember 29, 2015
Vanguard was a highly professional place to work. There was a lot to learn from my colleagues. My manager was very understanding and very supportive of all her subordinates. Good work culture!
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Good Starting Point
Brokerage Investment Professional (Current Employee), Scottsdale, AZSeptember 22, 2015
Good place to start if coming from college. Get to learn about financial industry and work with some smart people. Sizable red tape and politics get real old. Hard to get promoted and get noticed.
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Vanguard a great place to work
Inheritance Consultant (Current Employee), Charlotte, NCSeptember 21, 2015
Pros: Amazing benefits
Cons: Lower salary than industry norm
Vanguard is a great place to work. They do not hire and fire like many other financial companies. Your job is very secure. There is also very slow career advancement and salary increases. Many people who work there have been there for many years and have no intention of leaving.
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Top tier financial firm with lots of career opportunities internally
Senior Analyst (Current Employee), PhiladelphiaSeptember 20, 2015
Very conservative place to work with a wholesome culture and altruistic mission. Productivity is key, given that it is an "at-cost" mutual fund company, so don't expect to put your feet up after a few years of hard work. Very much a "it's who you know" kind of place. Upward potential is not so much decided based on solid performance and ability, but on how well you get along with those above you.
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Easy, fast and productive
Packer (Former Employee), Carlsbad, CASeptember 16, 2015
Pros: Occasional overtime, paid on holidays off
Cons: Employees lacked English language limiting my progress in work.
Very busy work place. Great benefits and decent pay. Downfall, lack of communication and couldn't understand coworkers. Fun days include potluck and random parties.
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Always able to assist people
employee (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCSeptember 13, 2015
This position allow you to assist people who are in need and hopefully helping you to reach the next level of life. If you want to help people then you would leave with a since of knowing you made a difference.
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Ethical company with great benefits
Manager (Current Employee), MalvernSeptember 11, 2015
Pros: Benefits, culture of integrity, leadership visions and communication to the company
Vanguard is the largest mutual fund company in the world and is highly respected by other firms as well as investors. Vanguard "crew members" are proud to say they work for Vanguard. Crew are the greatest asset for Vanguard because they drive the success of the company by their commitment to the vision and outstanding service they provide. Senior leaders conduct semi annual meetings with all crew to share company progress and visions. Vanguard is a wonderful place for young talented individuals to make a career. There are leadership programs and resource groups to further the development of people of all genders and races. All crew share in the success of the company through the annual partnership plan payments.
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Good work/life balance
Compliance Research Analyst (Current Employee), Malvern, PASeptember 11, 2015
Love having a management team that understands family and work life balance. Great co-workers and team support! A lot of peers have been with Vanguard almost 20 years, and that's great to see.
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Great advancement, fair pay, progressive liberal culture, stretch employees thin, high burn out rate.
Personal Advisor Services~ Project Manager (Current Employee), MalvernSeptember 10, 2015
Pros: Great place to make a career, many jobs to choose from to keep your career interesting, Work/life balance is outstanding, Pay is fair for the work performed
Cons: Politics, Progressive Liberal Culture, Diversity such that white middle aged males are discriminated against, Stretch employees thin to keep costs low. High burn out factor, College to leadership program inexperienced and unqualified leaders making big decisions
Review Summary says it all. Depends on the job. Skilled positions like being an advisor or Customer service rep great career. Leadership and project work has a high burn out factor due to pockets of poor leadership and heavy politics.

Low cost provider leads to less help and more work. You get lots of days off but you will be working until 9pm every night you work.
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Good company
Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Malvern, PAAugust 29, 2015
Great work-life balance, opportunities to grow. People are willing to help each other. Good communication and effective training programs.
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Good place to work
Benefits Administrator (Current Employee), Malvern, PAAugust 26, 2015
very work-life balance oriented firm

allows people to work flex schedules

does not pay as much as other firms but does not expect you to work more than normal hours
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Headquarters
Headquarters:
100 Vanguard Blvd
Valley Forge, PA 19482
United States
Employees
10,000+
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