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Wonderful finance company with room for growth
High Net Worth Client Service Associate (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZJuly 22, 2014
Great corporate culture. Couldn't ask for more from a company. If finance is your thing you came to the right place.
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Great place to work with lots of opportunity
Brokerage Services Trader (Former Employee), Malvern, PAJuly 22, 2014
Vanguard was a great place to learn about Finance and Investing. The Vanguard University as they called it prepared employees for test like the series 7 & 63 as well continuing education training. The hours where fixed and there was opportunity for advancement. The culture of vanguard was very team oriented and the model favored employees that where – more... loyal to the company and worked there for a long time. – less
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Brokerage Associate
Brokerage Associate (Current Employee), Valley Forge, PAJuly 16, 2014
Pros: good work atmosphere
Cons: does not pay for performance
Developed and maintained proficient knowledge of Vanguard funds and ETFs, individual securities, products and services, the overall financial markets, and the related legal, tax, and regulatory issues in order to educate and guide our clients.
Assist clients with the execution of both mutual fund and equity trades in their retirement and non-retirement – more... investment accounts as well as provide real time quotes off of ThomsonOne and Bloomberg.
Provided service to clients in a professional environment, emphasizing the ease of investing with Vanguard, and generated client loyalty by presenting an unmatchable client experience from end to end.
Utilized strong client relationship skills in addition to adaptability, creativity, and efficiency to assess client’s specific circumstances and find a unique and ideal solution
I learned how to fish for potential leads for moving clients assets in other investment outside of Vanguard and show them the value and the ease of moving them within Vanguard's pipeline of investments. – less
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Productive and fun place to work
Retirement Operational Specialist (Current Employee), Charlotte, NCJuly 9, 2014
Pros: security, compensation, flexible
Cons: no security, lay off, not professional, high turnovers
Enjoy being in an environment that is safe secure, professional and.that is fun and friendly. That is motivated by my work ethics and not my work status and cliche of friends. A Organization that is fair to all and love being in a win-win situation.
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Great place to start career
Client Relations Specialist (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJuly 7, 2014
Great experience, great work/life balance, great benefits, management and culture. You have great job security if you can pass series 7 and 63. Your job is contingent on that.
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Dependable and hard working employee always arrives early for work. Great customer service.
Trade Support/Error Resolution Specialist (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZJuly 3, 2014
Pros: great company to work for, good benefits and compensation
Cons: without a college degree it was very hard to further my carreer
Takes 50 t0 75 incoming trade calls per day.
Resolves customer inquires and focuses on what is fair for the company and client.
Trained new staff
Updated operational procedures.
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Good company to work for
Senior Java Developer (Current Employee), Wayne, PAJuly 2, 2014
Pros: good company to work for as full time employee
Cons: none as of now
Good work life balance.
Good environment and co-workers are cooperative.
Supportive managers.
Good use of technologies and logical use of tools and technologies.
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Made own hours
Stocker/Customer Service (Former Employee), Glendale, AZJuly 1, 2014
Pros: could come in on my own time.
Cons: only came in once a week, or twice a month.
I quickly learned more about the military specialty badges.

When the merchandise was ready to be stocked I would receive a call letting me know it was ready for me and I could come in when on my own time.

Job was very easy and self explanatory, I would work there again if they had a location closer to where I live now.
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alright work
Security/Supervisor (Former Employee), Miami, FLJuly 1, 2014
 Responsible for welcoming guest and owners into complexes. Verifying ID , inputting data into excel sheets.
 Patrolled assigned areas on foot/golf card patrolled to assure personnel building and equipment security
 Assisted on special remodeling projects
 Conducted fired watch and deggy rounds throughout building
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Operation Administrator / IT Auditor (Former Employee), Malvern, PAJuly 1, 2014
Focused on processes which would eliminate any potential problems associated with Y2K, designed algorithmic systems that offset any of the predicted technological emergencies with the potential to affect computers, data, and investors' holdings throughout the company. I've learned about data management and sustainability by establish how and why certain – more... data should be stored to specs. Working as an liaison business and technology departments with senior and middle management was a great opportunity to learn how to communicate and navigate through various levels management . The most enjoyable was building great business relationships around the world. – less
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Great enviroment to be in. Co workers were very helpful
Client Relationship Specialist (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJune 26, 2014
Pros: free lunch vochers
Cons: short breaks
•a typical day at work= A typical work day would be speaking to cilents about their investment portfolio.

•what you learned= I learned most about Vanguard that its the number one investment company in the world.

•management= Management was great and i got along with everyone

•your co-workers= I admired each and everyone of my co workers, they were – more... all very knowledgeable.

•the hardest part of the job= The hardest part of my job was keeping up with the stock market.
•the most enjoyable part of the job= The most enjoyable part of my job was the cilent interaction from different people all over the nation. – less
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CONSULTANT TO INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNERS (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKJune 25, 2014
Pros: the people were great and i learned so much.
Cons: the company was going through a merger/ buyout
I was hired as a technical writer and worked with the training team. They essentially hired me to create html navigation systems for training CDs. I worked with instructional designers and learned to use Articulate. Before that, I didn't really realize instructional design was a profession and a degree, but mutually, we discovered that my previous training – more... and education fit almost exactly the requirement of an instructional designer, and that I had really been practicing instructional design for years. As a result, they starting having me create interactive Captivate prototypes and get more involved with the design process. The team and management were great and we learned from each other. Unfortunately, like the jobs that followed, I was caught up in a merger. Actually, they asked me to stay but at a much lower salary and I already had an offer at Dollar Thrifty. The people I worked with are great and are still friends today – less
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Fun and hard workplace
labourer (Former Employee), scarboroughJune 23, 2014
At vanguard, on a typical day we would dig holes for the engineers to work in and also help role the pipe out. we also attached fixing kits and gas meter boxes up to new and old caravan bases.
the hardest part of the job was working away from early Monday morning to late Friday evening every week.
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Great place to work
Project Manager & Business Analyst (Former Employee), Malvern, PAJune 19, 2014
I loved working at Vanguard. One of the best places I have worked.
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Vanguard keeps you busy. The Crew are great. The focus now is on cutting costs.
Administrator (Current Employee), PAJune 18, 2014
Overall, it is a good place to work. The people are great to work with. The most enjoyable part is serving the clients. The hardest part of the job is it can sometimes be overwhelming.
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Formerly incredible firm turned 'typical corporate financial institution'
Client Relationship Associate-answer a phone (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZJune 10, 2014
Pros: easiest 'finance' job available
Cons: zero career advancement, atrocious pay, vg will never sponsor finra/nasd unless they absolutely have to.
Make no mistake, VG is the king. Put it this way, early-mid 2000s, they were just creeping up on the $1T AUM behind only Fidelity. Pay has never been close to adequate here, however back then they more than made up for it due to unmatchable benefits, security and incredibly bright colleagues surrounding you. Vanguard CLEANED HOUSE in terms of other – more... companies when 2008 recession hit. They had always stuck to their guns of low cost etc, so ppl both individual and institutional flocked to get on board. By early 2013 they were approaching $2.5TRILLION!!! Yes. That is how much the wiped out other rip off firms. Good right? No. This is when this company sold out everything it ever stood for. You will be a phone rep. Period. By the time I quit (and the attrition was out of control and hear it still is ) Basically all they hire is know-nothing arrogant 22 yr old local U grads who lead the charge of incompetency that is simply rampant in that firm. The product itself, mutual funds, and most other products are absolutely the best in the biz. Customer should be happy. But internally it was no exaggeration the equivalent of working in an Indian call center with a mix of some completely brilliant, underpaid/utilized ppl, while other half were clueless twits..Made for bad mix and the management had continued to plummet..Moral: Invest there, don't work there. It's a joke – less
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Great for Worklife Balance
Metrics Administrator (Former Employee), Malvern, PAJune 9, 2014
Organization that promotes work life balance... however had a difficult time finding new challenges and growth opportunities for time that was very early in my career.
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Tense
Web Design Team Member (Temporary Assignment) (Former Employee), Malvern, PAJune 9, 2014
Vangaurd was a tense place to work, a vary different dynamic.
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Its a paycheck
Client Relationship Associate (Former Employee), MalvernMay 29, 2014
Very low pay for the type of work you do on a daily basis. Great people to work with and a very young staff, but the pay is just too low.
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Great Experience
Operations Associate (Current Employee), Malvern, PAMay 23, 2014
Wonder ful place to work .I would highly recommend to anyone

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About Vanguard Vanguard is the client-owned investment company that is reducing cost and complexity for all investors. Since – Read more