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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 49 The Vanguard Group Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
4.0
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
3.9
Work Setting
3.9
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"Vanguard is a large company that still has the values and personality of a small company."
Posted 13 years ago in Malvern, PA
The Vanguard Group Employee

"Vanguard is a great place to work and I feel that it gives you the knowledge you need to be successful in current roles. The biggest problem with the position is the lack of empowerment that they give their employees."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
The Vanguard Group Employee

"Working for company over 15 years. Not the company I used to know. Typical corporation with its own benefits and negativity. Started outsourcing jobs to India."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
QA Tester

"Excellent place to work. Great work environment."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Office Manager

"I've worked with Vanguard Staffing in New York all the times that I need to find a temporary assignment. Alicia was my recruiter and at that company I was earning $21.00/hr. I was placed at Heineken USA through Vanguard Staffing. Kudos to Vanguard Staffing in White Plains, New York. If there is a Vanguard Temporary Staffing agency out here in California, I would recommend it to anyone."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
User Centered Designer

"I've worked for Vanguard since 2007. They are very good to their employees and strive to make the environment better each year. Things don't move quickly there always, but they do try their best to please the employees to retain top talent."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Mobile Broadband Specialist

"The environment was very corporate, but the coworkers were great."

Person You Work For 3.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.3 / 5 Work Setting 3.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.3 / 5
Software Engineer

"Love the workplace and the way they treat contractors!"

Person You Work For 4.7 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 4.7 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.7 / 5
Company Culture 4.7 / 5 Way You Work 4.7 / 5
Technical Administrator

What do you like about working at The Vanguard Group?

"They cared about the groups and it was like a family."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know about the job you are applying for so that you can speak and the interviewers can see that you have an understanding of the job."

What don't you like about working at The Vanguard Group?

"They got to big and when the first CEO retired the family feel was gone."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"My management team was great and we all work together in order to make sure the job was done correctly the first time."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Assistant Coordinator

What do you like about working at The Vanguard Group?

"Fast paced, ever changing environment and high level thinking. SOP and WOC creation and freedom to get the job done."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Stay motivated and don't get frustrated. This is a fast paced environment. Trust yourself and your training to show you the way. Stay focused and calm. Proceed with your day and keep 3 phrases in mind (attention to detail, sense of urgency, and professionalism)."

What don't you like about working at The Vanguard Group?

"Extremely long hrs. Most of the time I put in 12 hrs day and on call 24 hrs a day."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would recommend spending more time with SOP and process development. This way everyone, including safety has definite guideline to abide by in all instances."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Customer Service Agent

What do you like about working at The Vanguard Group?

"The knowledge I have obtained about investments and saving for retirement."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a good job out of college, you will learn a lot about investments, just don't expect to make a lot of money."

What don't you like about working at The Vanguard Group?

"If you don't fit into company culture you will have major problems moving up in your career."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Focus more on my strengths than always what the negative aspects of my personality are."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Customer Service Associate

What do you like about working at The Vanguard Group?

"The benefits and job security are good. It is a younger environment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Look somewhere else unless you enjoy mindless dribble. Know the STAR format of interview questions. Focus on the client first."

What don't you like about working at The Vanguard Group?

"Micromanaged in the phone centers. There is little room for career growth in the Charlotte office. The policies and procedures are ridiculous."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would increase the salaries of all employees. I would change the hiring/promotion methods. I would provide monetary incentives for meeting useful goals. I would not micromanage as much."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Retirement Services Unit Leader

What do you like about working at The Vanguard Group?

"Convienent to home, short commute. Good benefit package, salary was decent."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"New CEO took over, which is a good thing. And the Senior VP of the Individual Investor division was forced into retirement - another good move. Interview if you must - be very professional. VG culture is exceedingly uptight - suit and tie at all times!"

What don't you like about working at The Vanguard Group?

"Very long work hours (12 hour days were typical - at least 3 days a week), very political work environment for ANYONE in a management position. Some senior managers, division heads are simply SOCIOPATHS. Be careful whom you confide in."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Less sociopaths! No, really. Seriously. There were several that I used to have to deal with. Lose the rack n stack performance appraisal system. Being forced to rate 10% of my staff as not meeting standards in order to meet a quota, and only being able to rate 10% of my staff as outstanding to meet a quota just simply SUCKS."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Client Service Representative
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3.1 / 5
Web Developer

"The company has great pay, but no growth opportunity."

Person You Work For 1.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3.1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
IT Intern

"Great experience for the summer."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4.1 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3.6 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

The Vanguard Group Reviews FAQs

Is The Vanguard Group a good company to work for?

The Vanguard Group has an overall rating of 3.9 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 49 The Vanguard Group Review Ratings left anonymously by The Vanguard Group employees, which is equal to the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 92% of employees would recommend working at The Vanguard Group.

Does The Vanguard Group pay their employees well?

The Vanguard Group employees earn $46,000 annually on average, or $22 per hour, which is 30% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 35 The Vanguard Group employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find The Vanguard Group Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at The Vanguard Group?

92% of employees would recommend working at The Vanguard Group with the overall rating of 3.9 out of 5. Employees also rated The Vanguard Group 3.8 out of 5 for Company Culture, 4.0 for Rewards You Receive, 3.6 for Growth Opportunities and 3.8 for support you get.

What are the pros and cons of working at The Vanguard Group?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at The Vanguard Group to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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