Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 10, Large

Credit: Vanguard

Why you want to work there

Vanguard is committed to supporting the professional and personal growth of the people who make up its "crews" (its term for teams of employees). In IT, for example, the tech crew is empowered to solve problems and drive business outcomes, rather than simply delivering solutions based on a set of requirements. The Malvern, Pa.-based financial services firm uses lean methodology to help foster a culture of testing and learning in which employees feel free to experiment and innovate. To further nurture a culture of collaboration, flexibility and creativity, Vanguard offers educational programs and organizes initiatives such as hackathons.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 13,969

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 2,658

IT employee turnover in 2016: 5%

IT promotions in 2016: 13%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $1,317

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 21

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 29

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 86%