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Outside recruiter phone screen, 3 days later a Vanguard phone interview, 2 days later a group interview on location and the next day I got an offer letter. I accepted, was relocated and 3 weeks later began my first day.

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There is initiative to bring in outside talent (HR head deemed "hitters") due to stale, long tenured staff, who have been bouncing around random job functions as "people leaders" for 20-30 years, but do not have the requisite skill set to lead any department. The company outpaced it's projected growth and now there's an impetus to bring in "outsiders" who know relevant practices that have developed, while the "low cost provider" lagged behind.

Stifling oppression from the "old guard" despite outdated technology and industry standards for basic operations. Internally rated "A" players try to make a stand against industry professionals with relevant points, however group-think exists and the "hitters" brought in end up being dismissed as ludicrous.

I flat out resigned without another job. My industry peers laugh at the hubris of the "people leaders" who merely accept the status quo. If you Vanguard is seeking to employ you as "outside talent to bridge the gap," please consider what I've said above. Also, if you aren't somebody who's a "yes person" on the whole, this corporate culture is not for you.

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The work hours were great. 37.5 work week

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401(K) benefits, health,dental,vision,and a gym.

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Vanguard does require a drug test.

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I am not aware of anything specifically laid out, however it does tend to be a conservative company with a required business professional work attire

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Vanguard hires both full time and temp to hire,

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The best way to present myself and my strengths when having both retail management and customer service experience would be to provide instances when you dealt of stressful circumstances in a professional and positive way.

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No, you are pretty much in the office on the phones.

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Vanguard requires a drug test after the final interview.

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