Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Dimensional Fund Advisors
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I applied online – interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors.
Initial interview was by phone. Followed by 2 other phone interviews. Laid back interviews, mainly behavioral questions/wanted to know what you knew about the company/strategy. Followed up with a onsite interview.
- Explain the Fama/French Model as it relates to CAPM Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Dimensional Fund Advisors
Analyst InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Austin, TX) in May 2011.
have to take an excel skills test and a test to compare the differences between two seemingly identical documents. first phone interview then two rounds of on site interviews. had 5 separate back-to-back interviews at each on-site interview (I think to test stamina). if interviewing, go out of your way to know what makes DFA different (specifically how they measure risk).
- show me the most important or substantial proof that you learned recently in your math class 1 Answer
Analyst InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Austin, TX) in November 2008.
The whole interview process was really easy. The phone interviews were more conversational then anything, just screening really. In person interview was very low pressure. Technical questions were a cinch.
- Describe C++ inheritance. Answer Question
Analyst InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (London, England (UK)).
2 interviews , mainly questions on cv and personality. Not very technical. Focus on data quality and customer skills. Interviewers were pretty nice and relaxed. Second stage video conference was a little bit more probing in terms of depth of answer, Seemed like good place to work. Was a back office / middle office role but the normal process seemed to suggest a more front office role would be possible in couple of years
- Experience and understanding of complex corporate actions Answer Question