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Dimensional Fund Advisors Interview Questions

Updated Dec 4, 2017
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    Intern Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Charlotte, NC) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews and a super day that consisted of flying to a location and 5 back-to-back interviews. The phone interviews were with HR and the in-person interviews were with members of the marketing team/various VPs.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself/why marketing   Answer Question
    • What do you think about our marketing strategy right now (website, etc)   Answer Question
    • What experience do you have?/How does it tie into this position?   Answer Question

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    Investments Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors.

    Interview

    1st round phone screen with HR was conversational. 2nd round phone screen with analyst was extremely unpleasant. Analyst was confrontational/repeatedly interrupted me during answers/could not even be arsed to take me off speaker phone.

    Interview Questions

    • narcissistic technical questions you probably wouldn't know unless you work for them.   Answer Question
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    Investment Data and Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors.

    Interview

    Standard behavioral interview. Very casual. Started off by telling me about the firm, what they do, and about his own personal experience. Left some room towards then end for questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Dimensional and tell me more about your coursework.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Analyst At Research Group Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Charlotte, NC) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Only around 15 minutes on phone interview with HR. I think I'm not a preference for the HR. All about resume things. No market efficiency and factor model questions at all.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you cope with your biggest challenge in XXX project.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Institutional Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Austin, TX) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The process consisted of two phone interviews and a super day featuring one breakfast interview and four standard interviews. Questions were behavioral in nature. They like to see that you’ve done your homework and researched their investment philosophy.

    Interview Questions


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    Marketing Rotational Program Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Austin, TX) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Met interviewers/recruiters at university career fair, phone screen, first round interview via phone, then an on-site interview in Austin. The whole process took around 4 weeks. All interviews were behavioral, with typical STAR style questions. Everyone was very kind and talked about their roles and how the firm has grown. Received an offer about 3 weeks after the on-site.

    Interview Questions

    • What is Dimensional's investment philosophy, and what is the difference between active and passive investing?   Answer Question
    • When is a time when you made a mistake, and how did you correct it?   Answer Question
    • When was a time you had to lead a team?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when you used data to answer a vague question.   Answer Question
    • Why did you choose your major/university?   Answer Question
    • What are you looking for in your first job out of college?   Answer Question

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Atlanta, GA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    30 minutes and mainly conversational. They asked mostly behavioral questions and tested my knowledge on the company and it’s current work. The interviewer seemed extremely intelligent but was not from the department I was interviewing for.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Edison, NJ) in August 2017.

    Interview

    One HR phone interview, two interviews from employees, still in process, waiting for on-site interview decision. d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d

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    Securities Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Austin, TX) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Phone call with HR Recruiting, Phone interview with hiring manager and then in person interview. During interview, I was placed into an interview room and then 4 people came at different times to speak with me. There were no real IT security questions. Mainly questions on what I’ve done before and how it was accomplished.

    Interview Questions


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    Institutional Interview

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

    Interview

    Interview was conversational. Met with many people from the division I was interested in. They focus on getting to know you and whether you'll be a good fit for the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe Dimensional's investment philosophy   1 Answer

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