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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"Vanguard is a great place to work! Work-life balance is important to both men and women, and I feel like I am respected and viewed a person, not differently as a woman. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Vanguard Group can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"This company has lost lawsuits made against them for their treatment of female employees. Know what you are getting into, and never for a moment think their mid management's need for constant positive feedback is misunderstood. It is a need, and if you don't always give positive feedback, their anonymous daily and weekly surveys will come back on you."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"no"
One thing Vanguard Group can improve?
"When they can find a balance for business strategy and growth, while protecting clients, and not promote based on cheerleader enthusiasm, but on actual business acumen and professionalism, then they will have a more legitimate place to work and invest."
Position or Department
, Strategy & Business Development
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility is totally reliant on whether your boss and your boss's boss likes you. you are told daily to remember to "brand" yourself well with leadership and encourage you to research all team leads in your department so that you can present yourself differently when they are in your ear shot. that, to me, seems to be a bit different than merely suggesting that their employees learn their job and learn it well to support other departments, the company and the clients. but, to each their own."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"If you are able and willing to focus, live and breathe only Vanguard for 10% less income than competing firms, and conduct projects only for your next promotion, not for the overall good of the business or the client, and you can do this with a high school cheerleader enthusiasm, then this is the place for you."
Anonymous Review Image
"Head for the exits immediately and start planning on Plan B. You are not appreciated; valued; and the only thing that matters is the expense ratio and not employees. Fake culture - hostile and abusive. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Vanguard Group can improve?
"treat crew as human beings; be more receptive to constructive criticism; and understand when life issues arise and employees need to take FMLA or call out to take care of family."
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Opportunities and flexibility are a priority. Definitely a company to consider."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Vanguard Group can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 2 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I think the workplace is fair. You should be networking all the time. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Vanguard Group can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"If you are single with no children, Vanguard could be a great place for you. I struggled with equality as a mother."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Vanguard Group can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Team Leader, Customer Service
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"All exempt level positions are pretty flexible but non-exempt or client facing roles are less accomodating. The Charlotte office is mainly non-exempt, client facing roles. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 3 Unpaid
"My direct supervisor called me serveral times while on leave asking when I was coming back to work. I found out from Human Resources after the fact that this was aganist company policy. In addition, I struggled to get adequate time off of the phones to pump and there were only two mother rooms."
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"If they are willing to be paid less than their male counterparts, they can gain experience at a reputable company, and climb the corporate ladder rather quickly."
Anonymous Review Image
"All of my immediate managers/reports in the corporate finance division were men. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Vanguard Group can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Depends on career goals. Advancement is not quick there and while they did have more senior women in finance/corporate roles, no parity in terms of numbers vs. men."
Anonymous Review Image
"great parental leave, flexible hours. feel like my opinion is valued."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Vanguard Group can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Software Developer, IT
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Like many other companies, if you intend to make use of all the great benefits (flexible schedules, parental leave) expect to be penalized. Vanguard is very secretive about employee pay so although they make many claims about women and men being paid equally for equal work and women in leadership there is no available data to support this."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Vanguard Group can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"I have experienced some sexism in the office, but with the release of new benefits, I do believe Vanguard is a good place for women to work overall. Flexibility can be manager-dependent."
Anonymous Review Image
"Friendly culture but requires excellent networking within to get ahead"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Vanguard Group can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Vanguard has a great culture and mission - to help every day people reach their financial dreams. With main campus located in a plush Philadelphia suburb, the company is worlds away from Wall Street, both by location and attitude. At Vanguard, I love working with smart, driven people who are honestly very kind and friendly. People care about doing the right thing for the company and the clients. With integrity, work ethic and the right attitude you can really follow your passion at Vanguard."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Vanguard Group can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 16 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"The higher up you are in the organization. the more resources you have available to utilize however the lower you are the harder it is to be able to utilize any resources available. Execs preach work-life balance but lower levels don't get the opportunity to practice it."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Vanguard Group can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 6 Unpaid
"It was disheartening to see upper management new moms get promotions as they returned to work, however anyone in lower non-management roles don't even have the opportunity to apply for roles while they are out on maternity leave."
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"If you are in management it's great, if you are not it can be extremely tough."
Anonymous Review Image
"No"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"....n/a"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
N/A, Client service
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
".."
Anonymous Review Image
"Na"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"watch your p's and q's. they say they want your opinion but they don't. they have a list and you have to be on it to be promoted."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"They do not want employees over age 50 either men or women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
N/A, Customer Service
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 12 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Like most organizations, there is a strong company culture, which isn't for everyone. Those who are extremely successful adapt (or innately share) the same ideals; those who try to change the culture or resist it struggle. It is a wonderful environment to learn, grow.; opportunities presented are endless."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great company. Outstanding benefits."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Customer Service rep, Client Services Department
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Overall, management is flexible with providing a work life balance and flexibility to women with families. I have the ability to work remote a day or two a week and that helps, however, you have to be in certain roles to have that capability."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
""
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Project Admin, Hr
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great company to work for, but maternity and child care practices seem inadequate compared to other companies."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Senior Manager, N/A
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 6 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Vanguard is a great, client-centric organization. We truly believe in being an advocate for our clients, treating them fairly and giving them the best possible chance for investment success. I believe the firm could do a better job with maternity/paternity leave policies (specifically paid time off). I think they do a WONDERFUL job with flexible arrangements, but do not think it is consistent across the organization. Finally, at the most senior levels, the organization feels male-dominated."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 6 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
""
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"You will get far if you're fresh out of college and white you'll go far."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Paid | 16 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Let people know what you want"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
X, x
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 3 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I wish I had spent more time exploring a variety of careers and brushing up on skills, rather than focusing solely on day to day responsibilities."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 4 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Network early and often. The flat organization allows for many open connections and most executives are very open to networking with up and coming crew. Be ready to make an immediate impact, and know how you add value."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Marketing Manager, N/A
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"This is really a company that cares about it's employees. Development is supported and career paths are flexible."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Pay attention and absorb as much knowledge as you can from those around you. There are lots of opportunities for you to learn and grow. Everyone wants to see you succeed."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"some ares are super female and mom friendly and some not at all"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 6 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"depends what area and what role"
Anonymous Review Image
"Get as many certifications and licenses as you can. Then, leave. You will not make money leave. You will not make a lot if money here. You will barely keep pace with inflation. They are the walmart of the financial service industry."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Investment consultant, Business development group
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Take each day in stride and do your best to not get downtrodden by those who do not respect their own job. Work hard, it'll pay off."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Speak up for yourself and create your own goals. No one will take care of you but you."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Be in it for the long term. good company, strong ethics, good sense of community"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Don't be afraid to try new things. There is a ton of support for all employees to learn and grow."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 12 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"N/A"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked there for over 17 years and many changes are taking place within the company. Because I could not obtain my securities licenses, I am told I have to leave in June 2015. Not looking forward to going out and looking for a new job and having to compete with younger women. The years that I have worked for the company for were wonderful. I will miss all my co workers that have become my friends. I guess if I would say that this company is great to work for. Their benefits are good and they do care for their employees."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Processing Associate, RCAS
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Is a really great company to work for."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Having a great boss is the most important thing! There are some excellent female and male leaders."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cheap"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Investment consultant, BDG
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"n"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"They care about the women and try to increase the number of women in leadership positions."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"There is no opportunity for advancement if you are over age 50 and female."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Senior Wealth Advisor, Advice Services
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"I worked there a long time. Had to put my career advancement on hold when my son was young so I could handle mom responsibilities. Now it is harder to advance"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
QDRO Admin., QDS
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"maybe"
Anonymous Review Image
"Very few to no part time opportunities. Work from home is allowed as long as it's only one day a week. You have to really be a star to get long term leave."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Project lead, Marketing
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Vanguard Group to other women?
"It's gotten better past decade. But only young women (under 30) are treated well."
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