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Great benefits and staff...location is amazing....the office is beautiful
Hot summers and dress code could be better for non-client facing employees
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Austin, TX).
Some things never change. I'd read the negative reviews on here prior to the interview, but was assured that things at Dimensional had changed and the culture was better. It is not. After several phone interviews and an all day in-person interview, I never heard from them again. I reached out a few times by phone/email to follow up, but they ignored me. I completely understand choosing not to continue with me further, but at least have the respect and professional courtesy to communicate with the candidates and inform them of the status. It is unprofessional to completely ignore someone who has invested many hours/days, and waste their time while they wait to see if an offer is forthcoming. If this is how they treat employees, I am glad I didn't end up working there. The other reviews of this company make complete sense now.
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The added dimension that Dimensional Fund Advisors applies to asset management is that of academia. The fund manager bases its investing strategies on economic theory and research generated within the hallowed halls of such institutions as the University of Chicago, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Founded by chairman David Booth in 1981, Dimensional (also known as DFA) manages about 25 mutual funds utilizing core equity, small-cap, value, and fixed-income investment strategies. The firm, which...