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Dimensional Fund Advisors Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2018
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    Portfolio Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors.

    Interview

    great experience, typical 3 rounds type. hr, hiring then onsite. People are helpful and friendly. Hr will ask typical behavior questions and market efficienty. Hiring manager is more about your skills and backgrounds. On site will focus on your resume as well.

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  2.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors in February 2018.

    Interview

    The job description mostly mentioned data analytics (Python, R, SQL, etc.)

    2 rounds - one with HR, one with a Sr. Researcher

    HR was mostly screening, questions on resume, behavioral. In the follow-up, she gave me a list of bullet points and articles to study (including Efficient Market Hypothesis, Fama-French 3 Factor Models, Dimensional case studies/articles, etc). I studied all of these things, but the next round Sr. Researcher didn't really talk about any of them. He gave me questions about probabilities and SQL - they weren't too bad but not what I was expecting.

    The HR follow-up was pretty misleading, led me to do a lot of research and reading when I should have just been focused on the technical aspects.

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  3.  

    Summer Investment Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (New York, NY) in February 2018.

    Interview

    This is the first round interview. The whole process last for 30 minutes. The question are mainly based on your resume, and here are some behavior questions regarding their company and their investment idea.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors.

    Interview

    First round with HR, second round with team member. Then invited on site. Will go there this week and I will update my answers after that final round. Overall speaking, interviewers are very nice.

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  5.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors.

    Interview

    The questions were not difficult to answer and mostly behavioral. I was interviewed consecutively by several people and none of them had very hard questions. They preferred candidates to know something about what the company was doing .

    Interview Questions

    • How to prove that a positive alpha is produced by a good strategy rather than by pure luck?   Answer Question

  6.  

    Financial Advisor Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Charlotte, NC).

    Interview

    1 phone screen with HR, then 2 phone interviews each with a member from FAS, then I was invited in to the office for 4 back to back 30 minute interviews and a lunch at the end

    Interview Questions

    • Why Dimensional? Everyone has an impressive resume, why should we pick YOU? Have you ever had your ethics put to the test?   Answer Question

  7.  

    Financial Advisor Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors (Santa Monica, CA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    A phone interview with HR, followed by a phone interview with an FAS team member, followed by 5 back-to-back interviews on-site. The interviews were pleasant all around, and were with very smart people. Know the Dimensional philosophy.

    Interview Questions

    • If you inherited $1 million today, how would you invest it?   Answer Question
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    Investment Analytics and Data Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors in January 2018.

    Interview

    The overall process is to be two phone interviews (first screening by recruiter, then by team member) followed by the final round, which will be on-site in-person interview (Charlotte in my case).
    For the first screening interview, most questions were from resume followups.

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    Purchasing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Dimensional Fund Advisors in December 2017.

    Interview

    When I got there it felt stuffy and pretentious, later the interview started to feel relaxed. I spoke with about four people that I would have been working with with.

    Interview Questions

    • A majority of the questions were based on my software knowledge since they planned on implementing it in the future. They also asked me questions about my current employer. I thought it went pretty well but then I didn't hear back for a while so I assumed I didn't get it. Human Resources called almost a month later to inform me that I didn't get the position. They felt I was complaining about my current job and didn't really want to work there. That was truly heartbreaking to hear ask I took time of to go to the interview and wanted the position.   Answer Question

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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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