Dimensional Fund Advisors

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knowing yourself first!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX

I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

a typical financial company, it's easy to find your place here if you have:
1) connection to the top in this company; whether through personal or suck up to the top
2) ability to bring in money

Cons

you will have hard time understanding company's decisions if :
1) you do not understand money
2) you do not want to participate in the game

Advice to ManagementAdvice

the business model is good and the privileged deserve to be rich and successful here. A lot of people you hired locally lack of the exposures to shadyness compared to people from NYC, the naiveness of employees are the risk to manage to reduce turnovers. After all, this is a serious money business.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Decent private firm with a focus on client satisfaction.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros of this company definitely lie with the compensation and benefits. As a private firm they offer above average health insurance and salary; 401(k) match up to 5%, gym reimbursement, great health insurance. Additionally, all the locations of the firm are excellent work locations and they are located and available in all parts of the world, and there is always an opportunity to transfer to any pf the locations.

    Cons

    The cons come mostly if you are not a finance/economic person, basically if you don't buy into the money first culture of a private funds firm, then this might not be the place for you.
    The culture is definitely money dominated, which for me was always a problem. Also, as the company has expanded, the focus on client satisfaction is also a bit of a problem as it drives the employee satisfaction lower.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Educational

    Former Employee - Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very smart people and competitive environment.

    Cons

    Heavy academics and very conservative in their investing policy and flexibility.

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