Compare Vanguard vs Dimensional Fund Advisors BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 2331 reviews)
3.0
(based on 175 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.1
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
3.3
Work-life balance
3.8
4.0
Senior Management
3.0
2.5
Culture & Values
3.6
3.3
CEO Approval
Vanguard Ceo Tim Buckley
74%Tim Buckley
Dimensional Fund Advisors Ceo David G. Booth
30%David G. Booth
% Recommend to a friend
52%
50%
Positive Business Outlook
52%
43%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Processing Associate81 Salaries
$38,462/yr
Financial Advisor67 Salaries
$60,203/yr
Supervisor53 Salaries
$65,964/yr
Intern10 Salaries
$25/hr
Portfolio Manager6 Salaries
$165,285/yr
Regional Director12 Salaries
$165,434/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 414 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 273 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 29 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 14 reviews)
Cons
"Call center"(in 197 reviews)
"Entry level"(in 69 reviews)
"Dfa"(in 16 reviews)
"Austin"(in 14 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Vanguard full-time

Pros

- great mission - client-focused company - strong leaders with very strong emerging senior leadership team

Cons

- as with any large company that has grown quickly, our infrastructure is catching up with our growth

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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