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Vanguard Overview

Malvern, PA (US)
10000+ employees
1975
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments, Edward Jones
Headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment companies, offering a large selection of low-cost mutual funds, ETFs, advice, and related services. From our beginning in 1975, Vanguard set course as a very different kind of ... Read more

Mission: Vanguard helps clients reach their financial goals by being the world's highest-value provider of investment products and services.

Mission Statement: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance ... Read more

Vanguard Reviews

  • Helpful (59)

    "Sadly, driving my high loyalty and engagement down, starting to fall out of love"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Malvern, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Malvern, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vanguard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Corporate structure (owned by clients)
    -Firm mission and investment philosophy
    -Benefits, particularly PTO
    -Great people, team environment
    -Strategic thinking / direction of firm (advice)
    -Product and service lineup (although could be broader)

    Cons

    -Doesn’t value the workforce like the past, particularly the people who have the knowledge and have driven results for years
    -Too much deadwood and 20+ year bureaucrats or inexperienced new leaders from rotational programs in senior positions
    -Expecting more of people, yet not changing compensation enough to reflect that
    -Being pennywise / pound foolish with spending, particularly on tech, CEOs relentless push for expense reduction is concerning, and people don’t feel like they can challenge

    Advice to Management

    1. You’re killing the spirit of your Crew, culture isn’t moving in a promising direction despite messaging on founder’s mentality and new ways of working - you can’t just announce these things and not change at the top - you have to walk the talk and lead the way, which means change in your own mindset and behavior, if you aren’t willing to step away from command and control then don’t talk about these changes
    2. Take a hard look at the M5 and above to senior staff (senior management) group and really ask yourself who are the people there that really make a difference and drive results, how many are just followers versus leaders, who has really done something of value and displayed grit, who are the people Crew enjoy working for, there are senior officers who need to move on, break up the clique...you can’t do this analysis on your own because you have bias, it needs to be 360 or led objectively
    3. Invest more in the leaders you have that display the right attitude and grit versus thinking you always have to go to a consultant or external hire, for all the talk about development the follow through isn’t there

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Vanguard Interviews

Experience

Experience
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    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Vanguard in August 2018.

    Interview

    Easy interview process. 1st a phone interview/screening, then an in-person interview with the hiring manager. In some cases, it would have been helpful to have met with the person to whom I'd be reporting, but it was a non-issue in this case.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you going to be OK with working these hours (4am - 2pm)?   2 Answers
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Vanguard Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Leadership Index for leading industry progress for the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in technology roles, AnitaB.org, 2017
  • 2018 Best Place to Work in IT, #9 Large Companies, Computerworld Magazine, 2018
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