Compare Goldman Sachs vs Dimensional Fund Advisors BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 5568 reviews)
3.0
(based on 175 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.9
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
3.3
Work-life balance
2.8
4.0
Senior Management
3.4
2.5
Culture & Values
3.7
3.3
CEO Approval
Goldman Sachs Ceo David M. Solomon
84%David M. Solomon
Dimensional Fund Advisors Ceo David G. Booth
30%David G. Booth
% Recommend to a friend
75%
50%
Positive Business Outlook
63%
43%

Salaries

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$79,725/yr
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$123,197/yr
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$74,683/yr
Associate41 Salaries
$77,261/yr
Database Administrator2 Salaries
$99,670/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Smart people"(in 599 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 249 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 29 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 14 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 1158 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 1002 reviews)
"Dfa"(in 16 reviews)
"Austin"(in 14 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Associate

I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

Pros

Excellent group of people to work with. Worked with professionals from around the world.

Cons

Consensus driven work culture may not appeal to all. Decision making is driven by multiple teams/agents.

Advice to Management

None

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.

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