My experience since my retirement three years ago has not been good. Vanguard seems to have some incompetent people and the Vanguard management does not seem to care.Steve McEvoy, to many forms. Won't provide account number or any information on my money. Getting through to them during business hours recently has been beyond difficult. Have had numerous problems making what should have been simple partial transfer to another financial institution. Have received zero support. The mandatory restructuring at Vanguard has been torture. we are still waiting for that to happen. Vanguard suggests the failure is with my state-of-the-art iPhone, that happily accepts calls from every other phone in the world. "Vanguard is a provider of mutual funds as well as online brokerage services. Vanguard is good at taking in your money. Pretty crazy to have an account in your name taking money out of your paycheck without any consent whatsoever (having direct deposit really hides this until tax season). So far, it looks as if Vanguard does this through Vanguard National Trust Company (VNTC). The first month the funds were successfully direct deposited. I'm invested in Vanguard ETFs. They will give you the run around endlessly. I, in no way, have control over my leasing office's letterhead, so I am sorry you don't like how it looks. by Scott, Been with Vanguard for 25 years or so now. by Frustrated, 12/18/2020, Pros: web interface worked well. Vanguard exhibits a pastern of retaining client funds. DIALED IT, LONG-LONG WAIT, AND i HUNG UP. I'm going to roll over these accounts to TR Price or Fidelity. Last year Sept 2016 vanguard wanted accounts to be upgraded I did so. After asking for a manager and waiting on hold for over 10 minutes I was told the manager was working on an important spreadsheet and didn't have any time for me and that he'll take down my number and call me within 48 hours. If you want your money, good luck! On 9/15 submitted my request via their website and on Monday, 9/17, I faxed all supporting documents (application and three-day notice) to the 1-800 number provided on the application. Cons: Horrible Customer Service and Online Website. I used to have a dedicated rep and that's been eliminated....30 minutes to wait for a rep? I manage 5 different Vanguard accounts. Mind you, during this week I called Vanguard NUMEROUS times asking, "is anything else is missing from the documentation and all I was told was that the three-day notice needs to be on company letterhead." This review of Vanguard Personal Advisor services is based on my actual experiences. Since I have been investing since 1979 and now retired I buy and sell securities to either make money by buying or make money selling. The poor widow's attempts to explain that she understands none of this, has known me for 44 years, trusts me implicitly to take care of this mess and requested that they deal with me were ignored and rejected. I also have been trying unsuccessfully to transfer assets from a deceased parent's trust account and set up my own trust account. Customer service is useless; all they can say is "NO." You have MY accounts for business purposes. Cons: The website is busted and there is no browser capable to deal with it. Vanguard is poorly run, their staff, although courteous, are poorly trained and can't communicate the entire necessary instructions when asked. A lot of finger pointing within the company to other silos or kingdoms within organization. Now that I have retired I cannot reliably retrieve my delayed compensation.I requested a monthly direct deposit because I do not live in the same house all of the time. footnote * See what Vanguard assets qualify for these services. I've been lied to about checks being mailed. Every time I reach out to **, they respond back with "For further questions please contact 1-800" but in order to speak to a person on that 800 number you need an account number. Was placed on hold for over 45 mins. What a joke: 1)they keep you on hold for hours (and I am not exaggerating)2) you tell them to do a transaction, they say it has occurred, however, it never happened3) when you discover it, you call and after 45 minutes of silence somebody recognizes the mistake and says it will be rectified4) 7 days later nothing has happened5) you call, another 50 minutes of silence and I am still waiting for an answer.6) You send written instructions, they email you that they need further information, but it takes 2 days to finally have somebody answering and I am still not sure that the order was, is or will be executedMeanwhile....I have lost thousands of dollars!WHo is going to refund me? Numerous account errors. I'm a retired lawyer. As everyday citizens we are reasonable to ask that be protected by such corporate greed. I've been a client of Vanguard for about 10 or 12 years. Yesterday they took $7000 from Bank of America with out any notification. If you ever think you will need assistance from Vanguard, don't leave your $'s with them. Advice services are provided by Vanguard Advisers, Inc., a registered investment advisor, or by Vanguard National Trust Company, a federally chartered, limited-purpose trust company. Last deadline passed, and still not completed. 1/21/2016, Cons: Lost my 401k rollover check (after they cashed it); can't make appt w/advisor; long, long holds on the phone. Vanguard is made up of more than 30 million investors, all with unique stories and individual goals. by Amy, San Marcos, About 2 weeks ago, I got locked out of my Small Business Account, and it indicated I needed to contact the Small Business Dept at Vanguard, which I did- and they were not able to help me get back into my account, so they transferred me to another department who were not able to help me, and they transferred me to another department... you know how this goes. My advice is to put you money at a major brokerage and trade and/or invest in Stocks and ETFs. I have contacted FINRA and my states Attorney General's office. The phone delays and generally poor customer service experience is not just their trust company. See reviews below to learn more or submit your own review. It's taken multiple mailings and several phone calls to get his IRA transferred to my mother, and after 6 months still isn't resolved. Today, I am just completing 1 hour of waiting on the telephone just receiving the same automated message apologizing for the wait time and promising that "an associate will be with you shortly." 12/8/2019. I need competent brokers with their minds on the work of trading and managing portfolios. Sept 2016, Of course she didn't answer the phone nor call me back as requested. While they now tell me the account are separated Correctly, while not being able to see it on the customer platform, I can trade. Furthermore look like cheaters. Vanguard … Because I use the advisory service, I do not experience any of the issues that have been mentioned in this post. Have been trying to transfer funds for 30 days from my mom's inherited IRA...keep getting run around waiting on hold for 2 hrs...team says waiting for dividends to get deposited which is BS....they cant even send money from one account to another account inside their own company. The customer service reps are NOT trained to work with common people with little knowledge about how to remove or transfer money invested with Vanguard. To all TSP members, avoid Vanguard if you want to protect your life savings....,, by F,W. by Cynthia, Their policies and procedures are designed to make it as hard as possible to satisfy them -- and then they'll just deny you for the fun of it. Vanguard's inconsistent and incompetent behavior is not acceptable. They have stupid excuse "we were trying to help you to save more in your IRA". It was like this before covid. by RON Garthus, V did not uphold the fiduciary relationship they had with me as a client, and they have caused consistent harm in a number of circumstances that I can see on the internet. Since we are in a bind, I called Friday and the representative acknowledged receipt of the letter and said they will review within 2-3 days (so much for a hardship! Their customer service has been absolutely terrible and if someone just looks at the notes recorded, they will read or even hear the frustrations. Does not accept TOD (transfer on death). by Daniel, Vanguard National Trust Company is a federally chartered, limited-purpose trust company operated under the supervision of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Become at least a little knowledgeable about what you are doing, otherwise you set yourself up for problems. Wow what happened? in my interactions with V the representatives misrepresented what V would do to help me establish my clear wishes on a recorded line. If they want to reach out to me and "resolve" this issue, send my money to my bank as noted on my account. WHAT? Then I received another cancellation email! by T. Green, I like that transitioning to a competitor was relatively easy. I've been working with the same advisor since 2010, so one of the things I like about EJ and my situation is the stability of advisors. I decided to call on Wednesday and I was told my documentation would not suffice as it was not on company letterhead. I tried to create an account via their login page, by entering my personal information + SSN# (again), and got a message that I had to call their phone number for assistance. Pros: Not sure - could never get to that stage of the transaction. A free inside look at company reviews and salaries posted anonymously by employees. I would not be giving them any star. I may have to hire an attorney, at $500. What is going on? For more information about reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com please visit our Widely divergent instructions on required documentation to transfer and establish trust accounts or to be added to existing accounts, no follow up, and impossible to get a live person to assist you. 2/12/2018. Original review: Nov. 30, 2020. 8/13/2019. Since John Bogle left service has gone downhill. Monday, 9/24, I called Vanguard around 9:00AM to find out my paperwork was AGAIN denied because 1. 9/13/2016, Cons: Anything requiring organization or competence, Been trying to get a brokerage account set up for 5 months. We may be compensated by the firms we review. I am a Vanguard customer for 25 plus years. Their Flagship services are a joke. Cons: The WORST customer service I've ever had. A link has directed you to this review. Luckily, I was honest about it and called to tell them. Unsubscribe at any time. I migrated my spouse’s portfolio to Vanguard and considered using its advisor service … I also checked “all” for moving/transferring both positions.Vanguard screwed up badly and I will have to waste precious time tomorrow to get this straightened out.In 20 years, I have never had problems with Schwab or Fidelity, but I have had several serious problems with Vanguard.I only have a Vanguard account because my Fidelity and Schwab accounts are at the SIPC insurance limit.I recommend Fidelity and Schwab and avoiding Vanguard whenever possible. A lot of finger pointing within the company to other silos or kingdoms within organization. by OnHoldForever, really liked Vanguard until they lost a 25000.00 checkI have a copy of the cashed check but they cant see where it was deposited, they are currently investigating it and I'm supposed to check back in five days, meanwhile the stock market goes up and i'm losing. The Company offers low-cost mutual funds, ETF's, investment consulting, and related services. In fact, I'm currently on hold with them for over 30 min as I write this... by Matthew, However, they continually tell you different information as far as what needs to be filled out and notarized, leading to several trips to the notary and expenses. Vanguard obviously has a 'designed' Staffing issue which due to costs they refuse to address. by Joe- LT Investor, the Customer Service Rep. told us a check would be cut and sent over night to be with guaranteed delivery before 3:00 pm on Friday Oct. 12th. I was supposed to get a call back but never did. When you're in a mind, you sort of need the money ASAP). Their interface is also lousy. [2] I hold Google stock through Vanguard, and wished to present a proposal at the Alphabet Inc stockholder meeting. I JUST TRANSITIONED MY ACCOUNT TO YOUR NEW FORMAT. smackboy1 wrote: I have not used Vanguard for trust services. At that point, I told them that I will probably just go ahead and transfer everything to Schwab, which has excellent customer service, and had already handled the same transaction in about two weeks. 10/9/2019, Cons: Employees are not focused on the customer and managing portfolios. We have managed to accomplish this without turmoil at Fidelity, Santander, and BNY. Not sure where to start. by Kristin147, The website for self service was very confusing. 7/20/2019, Cons: the absolute worst experience of my investing life. in this area. As others have said, making a withdrawal is fraught with problems and delays. Shame on you Vanguard management. And the … If you have any issues you will be alone and unable to reach someone. However they had, and were now just avoiding responsibility. Worst decision ever. They out right lie to you saying things will be done or mailed and don’t do it. 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