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garbage
Equity Trader (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZJanuary 18, 2017
worst job ive ever had, don't work here. low pay micro managed very clicky. always on the phone, no time off total morons as manageers
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Office Space/Devil's Advocate Mashup
Speaker of Truth (Former Employee) –  Malvern, PAJanuary 18, 2017
This company is such a cult, senior management often reference "drinking the koolaid." They're not joking. The amount of discrimination is astounding!
Pros
The day you leave that horrible place forever.
Cons
Every single thing and person at Vanguard
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Vanguard National Trailer is manageable
Rivet stations (Former Employee) –  Monon, INJanuary 17, 2017
Vanguard was a place for learning. Vanguard, by any means is not a place of advancement. Or a place to work of long duration. The work conditions are terrible and never change. But its not all bad.There is a specific lesson involving ones strength and work ethic at Vanguard. Will you push further than the handful of other contestants that never make it through the first day ? Find yourself here.
Pros
Create a hard work ethic.
Cons
Work conditions, heat, outdated equipment.
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It's a wonderful company for recent college graduates looking to break into the Investment field.
Financial Processor (Current Employee) –  400 Devon Park DriveJanuary 17, 2017
Vanguard is a nice company to work for. They encourage Crew engagement an participate in many Community Service programs.
Pros
Frre lunches, crew engagement and culture club
Cons
Shortbreaks, healthcare and limited advancement
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Nice place to work if you are looking to grow
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Wayne, PAJanuary 16, 2017
Day to day functions were repetitive but you had the ability to work on project teams that offered different challenges. If you are patient there are opportunities for growth.
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A Life-Changing Work Experience
Various Positions (Former Employee) –  Malvern, PAJanuary 16, 2017
I owe so much of who I am to this company. I grew and learned so much working here. In addition, this company provides a wonderful work culture, great benefits, job stability even during times of financial industry turmoil.
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Good place to work in investment industry
Transfer Agent, Licensed Representative (Current Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZJanuary 14, 2017
Good work culture and provides ample training. Jobs do often require FINRA licensing but company provides training and time to prepare and successfully pass the licensing requirements.
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Universal Associate (Former Employee) –  Valley Forge, PA 19482January 8, 2017
Great place to growth, develop and network. I loved this job. The company provided opportunities for public service and financial security to the employees. If it had not been for family loss, I would have remained.
Pros
Great place to work.
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Growth potential is limited but a great place to get started
High Net Worth Client Relations Associate (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJanuary 7, 2017
First job was with Vanguard providing asset management services to clients in a call center environment. Interview process is straightforward with recruiter contacting me after showing interest in the company at a local career fair. Training is excellent with in-class room licensing and Vanguard University. Overall a great place to begin a career!!
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Highly ethical company with great culture
Client Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZJanuary 4, 2017
Vanguard was an awesome place to work. They had a great positive work culture along with great benefits and very loyal clients and employees. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an investment career.
Pros
Great benefits and pay
Cons
Company has grown a little to big
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Ideal place to invest
Trader (Current Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZJanuary 2, 2017
Best place for clients to maximize their investments potential while minimizing their expenses. Company is large enough to move up or laterally in order to acquire a broad knowledge of various departments and their operations.
Pros
Investment accumen from the employees
Cons
Management shortsightedness
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Great Place to work and learn
Financial Administrator (Former Employee) –  Malvern, PADecember 30, 2016
This was a great place to work. They would put a lot of resources in developing employees. From their training department to sending employees of site they would do what it took to develop people.
Pros
training
Cons
lack of advancement
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Great place to work
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZDecember 21, 2016
Got along with management .

Enjoyed helping other people.

Great place to work -- got along with co-workers -- had enough things to stay busy -- got an hour for lunch --
Pros
Nice atmosphere
Cons
Had to really watch your job ques
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great company to work for
Data Conversion Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Malvern, PADecember 19, 2016
great benefits
great company
gained tons of management skills
great people
challenging job
good training program
great recognition benefits
401k is awesome
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Good place to start
Retirement Plan Specialist (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZDecember 14, 2016
Good place to start building experience. It is a call center and all transaction are done over the phone. Good environment and a lot of trainings and opportunities to grow
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Productive, Collaborative environment
College to Corporate Intern - FundAccess ITS (Former Employee) –  Malvern, PADecember 13, 2016
Depending on what team you work for, the work life balance can be really good. An average week at Vanguard is 37.5 hours.

Job stability at this company is pretty good too.
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Fabulous Company
UI Developer (Former Employee) –  Malvern, PANovember 29, 2016
Vanguard is very powerful logistics company where every thing seems to be busy .

Company environment is very good and I learnt a lot from each and everyone over there . Everyone helps us to grow .
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Great training but hard to advance
Retirement Plan Specialist (Former Employee) –  Malvern, PANovember 26, 2016
Great company. Pros are that it has a lot of amenities that cater to all types of people. The cons are that it is hard to advance and the hours are very long.
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productive environment
Client Relationship Specialist (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCNovember 21, 2016
good place to work and great people to work with, could have better starting pay but other than that it is fine, I would suggest a person beginning in the financial industry to work there
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Just My Opinion
Manager (Current Employee) –  Malvern, PANovember 17, 2016
The work day is comfortable but you must be able to problem solve and deal with people. All learning is trial by fire. The job is what you make it but networking and politics are taking hold more than ever before. Coworkers are nice and environment is friendly considering your working for a financial juggernaut. The job in the end is hard to enjoy because you must only do what your told or repeat management ideas as your own. Your pay for performance is not transparent and overall salary is offset by any work life balance your department allows.
Pros
great place to start, many opportunities, fast pace
Cons
Politics, unuapperciative of tenure
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