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Dimensional Fund Advisors Analyst Interview Questions

Interviews at Dimensional Fund Advisors

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Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Austin, TX) in May 2011.

Interview

have to take an excel skills test and a test to compare the differences between two seemingly identical documents. first phone interview then two rounds of on site interviews. had 5 separate back-to-back interviews at each on-site interview (I think to test stamina). if interviewing, go out of your way to know what makes DFA different (specifically how they measure risk).

Interview Questions

  • show me the most important or substantial proof that you learned recently in your math class   1 Answer

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Austin, TX) in November 2008.

    Interview

    The whole interview process was really easy. The phone interviews were more conversational then anything, just screening really. In person interview was very low pressure. Technical questions were a cinch.

    Interview Questions


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors.

    Interview

    Initial interview was by phone. Followed by 2 other phone interviews. Laid back interviews, mainly behavioral questions/wanted to know what you knew about the company/strategy. Followed up with a onsite interview.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Austin, TX) in February 2016.

    Interview

    First round was a call with HR, then a call with team leader. Next they brought me in for an on site interview in Austin, TX. I met with 6 members of the team and a HR person on site. Most of the on site questions were about fit and investment philosophy, with a specific focus on why DFA and why you believe in efficient markets.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Interviewed at AEA. Two managers and one HR. The process normally took 15 - 20 mins. They propably interviewed 100 people in three days. Overall it was a nice and simple one. Talked about the paper, the personal experience, the working environment, etc.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    2 interviews , mainly questions on cv and personality. Not very technical. Focus on data quality and customer skills.

    Interviewers were pretty nice and relaxed.

    Second stage video conference was a little bit more probing in terms of depth of answer,

    Seemed like good place to work.

    Was a back office / middle office role but the normal process seemed to suggest a more front office role would be possible in couple of years

    Interview Questions

    • Experience and understanding of complex corporate actions   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors in January 2019.

    Interview

    Applied online via their official website.
    Then several days later be required to provide passport(P.S I’m PR visa )
    I did so then they told me my application failed.
    I don’t get it. If you are NOT INTERESTED IN the candidate, PLEASE DO NOT ask for IMPROVEMENT PRIVATE PERSONAL INFORMATION.
    I don’t trust that how you can keep our passport information.


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Sydney (Australia)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    4 interviews in total. People are eliminated each round. Challenging technical questions. Some behavioural/personal questions in the final interview.
    Final round is with the heads of departments. More personal questions about your upbringing etc. "Describe your biggest mistake".

    Interview Questions

    • Do a whiteboard presentation on some math concept you learnt at uni   Answer Question
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