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Helpful (14)

Great experience if you're in a higher role; otherwise, don't even bother

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Benefits are fairly decent (healthcare, gym reimbursement)
- Work hours aren't too bad, particularly for lower level employees
- Very talented and bright employees

Cons

- POLITICAL - company claims to try to be fair and cares, but it's really a sham. Incredibly biased evaluation of employees. If you're in the "in" crowd with your boss, you are golden. If you aren't, don't even bother expecting anything at all.
- HR is horrible. They don't do anything and the leadership at the top is SO bad. Higher up VPs take complete advantage of the system and no one will say a word to them.
- Morale is horrible. Everyone is waiting for the remaining founder to sell the company, so they can cash out and leave. The founder pulled a fast one and moved the company headquarters to Austin from Santa Monica and most people were forced to move because the economy was in shambles and they didn't have the choice. I know first hand that there will be an exodus once the company is sold and all the VPs can dump their shares.

Advice to Management

- Try to treat people with some equality. The CEO has lunch with employees to supposedly learn about people and what the company could improve. Nothing gets done and it's all really for show rather than to learn things.
- Get rid of the favoritism and implement a non-biased way of evaluating people.

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  1. Helpful (13)

    Good company but aware of the politics.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits (100% paid health care premiums).
    Used to have a good location.
    Senoir management is smart and know what they doing.

    Cons

    Very hard to get recognized or promoted unless you have the right "friends"!!!!

    HR is awful and afraid to resolve conflict!!

    Advice to Management

    “overall good company but need more communication between departments & senior management and politics”


  2. Helpful (3)

    Ok place if you love Cali

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is great since they were moved from California but still pay those salaries, the benefits are great as well, most people very passionate about work, can move up if you work hard enough

    Cons

    Poor employee attitudes toward each other, jobs are tiered and can only move up if you meet every single requirement

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with more respect and listen to their feedback, or just ask for employee feedback, a less intense work environment.


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