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Routine Work
Benefit Administrator (Former Employee), Malvern, PAFebruary 27, 2014
Pros: work life balance
Cons: n/a
The company is a good company. Just have to love your job, my job is very routine.
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TBD
SENIOR PROGRAMMER / ANALYST / CONSULTANT (Current Employee), MALVERN, PAFebruary 24, 2014
Good management, good environment
Good management, good environment
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Professional, respectable employer
Writer (Current Employee), Malvern, PAFebruary 21, 2014
Pros: extremely generous 401(k) benefits, great work/life balance program (if your job permits).
Cons: salaries aren't great, but the company contributes a lot to your 401(k)
Vanguard is the type of company you can spend your entire career at and never work the same job twice. Put in your time, work hard, and you'll be rewarded. Ethics are extremely high, and you feel good about working for a company that truly makes decisions for the benefit of its investors.
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Meticulous
Manager (Current Employee), Southeastern PAFebruary 13, 2014
An industry leading firm with strong ideals, but short sited investment in certain functions.
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Call Center
Client Services Representative (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCFebruary 10, 2014
I was on the phone all day, which I did not enjoy. I learned a lot about mutual funds as well as assisting clients.
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Great company to work for, minus the salary
CLIENT RELATIONSHIP ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), Malvern, PAFebruary 10, 2014
Great benefits, but lacking in salary. They take great care of their employees, but I couldn't afford to live on the salary.
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Good benefits, but pay was not going to make you rich
Client Relationship Administrator (Former Employee), Malvern, PAFebruary 10, 2014
Driven workers making work-life balance sometimes difficult. Management often lacks personal touch and can be robotic in decisions.
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Always endeavors to become a best place to work
Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Malvern, PAFebruary 8, 2014
Pros: vanguard works to encourage the whole person
Cons: not all employees can work remotely, but this is a future goal for the company.
Vanguard strives to bring work/life balance to its employees, providing nutrition counseling, a gym, healthy cafeteria options, summer camp opportunities for employees' children's and during the recent snow storm, a shelter for families displaced by power outages.
A typical day at work includes working as a team to share best practices, a 1/1 meeting – more... with a manager to receive mentoring and coaching, working out at the gym and engaging in a team-building event. – less
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Where did the last 14 years go?
Business Analyst (Current Employee), PAFebruary 3, 2014
Pros: mission and alignment of goals
Cons: easy to rest on your laurels and not grow professionally
Fourteen years ago when I was hired at Vanguard, I had some retail management experience and an accounting degree but no real career path. That all changed at Vanguard when I became aware of Six Sigma and found my calling.
I went from processing associate to leading the process analysis and reporting across the retirement plans division by working hard – more... and taking on any challenges that gave me experience and exposure in the field I wanted to work in.
I've had dozens of amazing mentors and project and assignments in every area of administering employer retirement plans - from tax reporting to front lines customer service to creative design and marketing.
I love my job but do not want to look back in another 14 years and wonder if I should have checked out the rest of the world for new exciting opportunities to learn and grow. – less
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Fun Diverse Company
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Charlotte, NCFebruary 2, 2014
I am the Administrative Assistant for the Retail It Building. I support 2 direct managers and 10 other managers within the building, I also have anywhere between 180 to 190 crew members. I am constantly interrupted throughout the day with crew managers or managers constantly sending me emails or coming to see me in person with a need they have. If I – more... do not know how to help them I call around until I find their answer. The one thing I have learned at Vanguard is to keep pursuing something if I feel it is worth pursuing; my boss has taught me to not let a "no answer" stop me from doing something I feel strongly about. I have one of the best bosses I have ever had. He is patient with with and listens to me when I need an listening ear. He is also behind me and supports me in what I do. I also have the best co-workers to work for. I have recently discovered that being an Administrative Assistant is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. It is time for me to pursue my passion, that is why I am looking for another job. I love planning events and meeting new people as I go along. I am a blazing extrovert and I want to have a job where I am more involved in dealing with people on a one to one basis. – less
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Focused on people development
Senior Software Engineer - Developer (Current Employee), charlotte,ncJanuary 30, 2014
Great place to work. Focus is placed on people development and success, how to help you achieve your goals as a crew.
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Telemarketing
Telemarketer (Former Employee), Toms River, NJJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: worked with nice personell.
Cons: low compensation. no benefits.
My day was spent cold calling which unfortunately did not prove to be successful. Although I made allot of contact calls most people had already refinanced when the rates where much lower.
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Very reputable company with high standards and ethics
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Scottsdale, AZJanuary 26, 2014
Pros: highly reputable company with high standards and excellent ethics
The job of customer service rep requires great customer service skills and the company provides training. The environment is excellent and the employees are all very amicable. The hardest part of the job is having to be on the phone at all times. The enjoyable part of the job is being able to assist customers with their transactions in a friendly and – more... successful manner. – less
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Solid company commited to excellent client service
Investment Consultant (Current Employee), Scottsdale, AZJanuary 26, 2014
Pros: excellent work-life balance, good benefits
Cons: limited room for advancement
Overall Vanguard is a wonderful company committed to helping others and keeping costs low. The culture of the company is truly client focused in everything that we do. My time at Vanguard has been mostly in client-facing roles, utilizing consultative sales skills to assist clients with asset consolidation and position appropriate products and services. – more... The management style is very hands-on and proactive, dedicated to helping associates achieve their professional goals while ensuring proper training and development. My co-workers are dedicated and hard-working. Although everyone at Vanguard has different professional and personal goals there is the common connection of exceptional client service that keeps everyone united. The most enjoyable part of my day is being able to connect with clients and help educate them about investing – less
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I really enjoyed my work with Vanguard, it was probably one of the most professional jobs I've held
Communications Specialist (Former Employee), Malvern, PAJanuary 26, 2014
Pros: surrondings were beatiful
Cons: it was about one and half hours from home, the commute was stressful.
Arrive and be ready to accept the first call of the day.
I learned how to listen and to treat people on the phone the way I wished to be treated.
My manage was great we really got along.
I enjoyed the co-workers on my team we got along great.
Handling irate employees regarding theit accounts.
Learning and being able to put my knowledge to use.
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Great organization
Communication Associate (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJanuary 25, 2014
I enjoyed working at Vanguard and being a part of many special events and projects. Great employees.
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Solid organization with room to grow
Supervisor (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJanuary 21, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: base salaries are too low
Vanguard is a great place to work. They want for their crew to be happy. They continue to put programs in place to help evolve the culture and the mindset of it's employees, mainly mgmt. to grow from a diversity perspective.
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Great company!
Manager (Current Employee), Malvern, PAJanuary 15, 2014
Great learning organization, strong/healthy culture, above par benefits. Great company!
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Productive
Sr. TIBCO Developer/Administrator (Former Employee), Malvern, PAJanuary 15, 2014
Learned a new software to work with called Fiserv. Got more knowledge on TIBCO implementations .
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GOOD TO WORK
ETL DataStage Developer (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJanuary 13, 2014
• Created Test plans, Test cases and performed Unit Testing, Integration Testing & System Testing.

About Vanguard

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