Vanguard understands that balancing work and your personal life can be difficult. You can keep both on track through our health and wellness programs, flexible scheduling options, confidential counseling services, and a wide range of other programs and services.
Throughout the year, we offer health-related programs such as blood pressure and cholesterol testing, mammography screenings, Weight Watchers at Work, and lunchtime seminars on health topics. Our health care plans are designed to help you manage health, not just to pay for medical treatment.
We have many alternatives to the five-day-a-week, morning-until-night work schedule. In many of our departments, you can set your own arrival and departure times in consultation with your manager. In other departments, several shift choices are available. While business needs dictate our staffing levels, we are prepared to be as flexible as can be.
As a crew member, if you or a member of your immediate family have personal or family concerns or addiction problems, you may seek help through the Crew Assistance Program. This assistance is provided with the assurance of confidentiality and in our strong belief that our crew members' health is at the heart of keeping us a strong, healthy organization.
If you wish to continue your education while working full-time at Vanguard, our Academic Assistance Plan can help pay the cost. It provides up to $9,000 reimbursement per year for tuition and books for eligible graduate and undergraduate courses at accredited institutions.
After you've been a full-time crew member for at least two years, you'll be eligible to receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship award for each dependent child, age 25 or under, who is a full-time student at an accredited college or trade school.
Crew Kids Ahoy!
If you have kids who need supervised, fun activities on school holidays when you have to work, Pennsylvania Crew Kids Ahoy! can help. Crew Kids Ahoy! plans imaginative and interesting day outings for school-year holidays and for summer day camps. Vanguard arranges and subsidizes the fun.
Full-time crew members seeking to adopt children are eligible for reimbursement, up to a maximum of $11,650 per adoption, for such associated expenses as agency fees, court and legal fees, and counseling.
If you're faced with child-care issues, or need help caring for a parent, Vanguard provides free information and referrals. We've negotiated discounts for crew members at nearby day care centers. If you meet certain income requirements, a company subsidy is available for the care of children or other dependents during working hours.
Matching gift program
We encourage crew members to volunteer in their communities and contribute to worthy charities. If you write a check to an eligible educational, cultural, preservation, conservation, or other group, Vanguard will match it—up to an annual limit of $7,500 a year for full-time crew members.