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Dimensional Fund Advisors Reviews

Updated Oct 8, 2019

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7 Ratings
  1. "A great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, people working there are very professional

    Cons

    Cannot really think of anything bad

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2019-09-23
  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Client Coordinator 

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Awesome company, founders, board of directors and ethos

    Cons

    Some management can use additional training

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2019-07-30
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Growing fast"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, quality people, unique business model, beautiful offices, new co-CEO’s making improvements in areas of need, winning in marketplace, no budgets, strong profit margins, growing faster than competitors, international job reported opportunities, work life balance is better than any other place I’ve worked, senior management very approachable, relatively flat structure

    Cons

    No dress down attire (except for IT staff in building 2), internal communication could improve, decision making is done by a few select at the top and could be passed further down the organization, need stronger leadership skills within management and executive ranks, hiring way too many people in sales (need to staff up more in non-sales functions), company discourages working from home

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on improving employee experience to make company more competitive, focus on improving leadership skills within the growing organization, improve internal communication, improve employee incentive plans and performance management program.

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2019-01-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Great workplace environment and growing quickly.

    Cons

    The company is growing quickly and they're hiring a lot of people.

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-11-27
  5. Helpful (2)

    "not manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    good location, office interiors, chairs, desks, inventory, good discount for food in their restaurants.

    Cons

    people are not so in team, not smiling cold faces, too serious... but this is might be characteristic of Texas, I am comparing with NY of course where we were joking, talking with members of different team, playing different games on special days, doing culture days of China, India, or other countries.

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-10-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great corporate culture and work-life balance

    Cons

    Fast growing so company is changing

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-09-14
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Regional Director"

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    Current Employee - Regional Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Teamwork, culture, sense of impact, great clients, outstanding investments with a robust methodology and track record. Innovative while rigorous in designing new strategies.

    Cons

    Deepnding on location and departments, workload can be an issue due to sustained fast growth. Slow to make technology changes for anything not related to managing the strategies.

    Advice to Management

    Hire in advance of growth and/or increase comp for star performers. Use legal and compliance to stay out of trouble and compete, not to prevent sales.

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-08-07
  8. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    People are great. Learned a lot!

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-08-02
  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    -Awesome cafe on premises -Beautiful building -New management is listening to the employees and making changes for the better -People that work there are really great

    Cons

    -Would be nice if could have more casual dress

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening the way you have and look forward to more changes!

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-06-17
  10. "Good Work Place"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive Culture, Smart Co-workers, Lifestyle Firm, Lots of Growth

    Cons

    Everyone seems to tell you you're always doing a good job. Give more critical feedback.

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-06-01
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