Compare Dimensional Fund Advisors vs LPL Financial BETA

See how LPL Financial vs. Dimensional Fund Advisors compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 175 reviews)
3.3
(based on 700 reviews)
Career Opportunities
2.6
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
3.2
Work-life balance
4.0
3.7
Senior Management
2.5
2.8
Culture & Values
3.3
3.2
CEO Approval
Dimensional Fund Advisors Ceo David G. Booth
30%David G. Booth
LPL Financial Ceo Dan Arnold
79%Dan Arnold
% Recommend to a friend
50%
53%
Positive Business Outlook
43%
53%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Regional Director12 Salaries
$165,702/yr
Portfolio Manager6 Salaries
$165,415/yr
Operations Associate4 Salaries
$73,185/yr
Assistant Vice President46 Salaries
$104,415/yr
Financial Advisor37 Salaries
$69,986/yr
Compliance Analyst29 Salaries
$61,834/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 29 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 14 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 36 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 35 reviews)
Cons
"Dfa"(in 16 reviews)
"Austin"(in 14 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 22 reviews)
"Back office"(in 17 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior Associate

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

Pros

The people at Dimensional are top notch - some of the most intelligent people I've ever worked with, and there isn't much in the way of egotistical or aggressive behavior, which makes for a great... working environment. Most people are approachable, regardless of level, and there isn't a huge emphasis on hierarchy, meaning it's not uncommon for an entry-level analyst to speak with a senior leader. Dimensional is refreshingly ethical and the firm genuinely cares about its clients. Every company will say they act in the interest of clients, but Dimensional truly operates in this way.

Cons

Workplace flexibility could be better. Unlike most of the industry, there isn't an expectation that employees work excessively long hours; however, the flexibility to manage when you come/go each day... is lacking. The firm has progressed in this space in recent years, but more improvement is needed.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at LPL Financial full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

This is an innovative, fast-paced company that is doing great things. The job is fun, creative, meaningful and challenging in all the right ways. I get to work with some incredible people, and very... supportive coworkers. My supervisors are supportive and personable, and I always feel confident that my coworkers will be there for me when I need them most. I

Cons

The work is fast paced and always moving forward, this makes for a fun and challenging environment!

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