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If you were to leave Vanguard, what would be the reason?

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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Stifling oppression from the "old guard" despite outdated technology and industry standards for basic operations.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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Higher pay.

Answered - Brokerage Investment Professional (Former Employee) - Scottsdale, AZ

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I was offered a position with another company that offered potential for ownership.

Answered - Brokerage Investment Professional (Former Employee) - Scottsdale, AZ

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Compensation.

Answered - Investment Specialist (Former Employee) - Charlotte, NC

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Moving to other country or state. It is truly great company to work for.

Answered - iSeries System Engineer Contractor (Former Employee) - Wayne, PA

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The job is a call center and they don't tell you that until you're a couple weeks from starting the job.

Answered - Investment Brokerage Associate (Current Employee) - Charlotte, NC

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