Dimensional Fund Advisors
2.5 of 5 41 reviews
www.dfaus.com Austin, TX 500 to 999 Employees

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2 people found this helpful  

Good entry-level Position

Associate (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors

ProsGreat entry level position
Got a good idea for finance as a whole

ConsDogmatic about the philosophy (it's not a bad one), but I would hesitate to tell anyone that I explore active investing as well

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Would be a great place to work if not for the uphill battle with management to get things done proper.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors


Pros: Academic Culture. Decent Compensation and Benefits Very nice "green" office. Organization has a stated… Cons: Dysfunctional senior management. Complete lack of accountability my senior management. Staff is routinely "thrown under the bus" for situations and decisions that are completely out of their… Advice to Senior Management: For senior management, there is a disconnect between the position of responsibility and accountability. How is it that a senior manager can have so… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Career progression - yea get an MBA from a top university

Assistant Trading (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors


Pros: Great history and story to the company. Smart employees, but bad culture. Great place to learn… Cons: A lot of "new" MBA's that say they are all about efficient markets only because if they don't they will probably be fired. Not… Advice to Senior Management: Concentrate on overall strategy of the firm and direction instead… More

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