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Dimensional Fund Advisors Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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  1. 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
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Portfolio manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Good culture. Do right by the client

    Cons

    At will promotion and raises

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-11-10
  3. Helpful (9)

    "Don't go if you are smart and career driven"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Good work hours. not much other good things

    Cons

    (1) Too much politics and obnoxious back-stabbing everywhere. (2) Very hard to learn real useful knowledge because the jobs are too easy or too specific and it is a waste of talents from those employees from top schools. Only people good at playing politics can shine in this company. People find a hard time to look for new jobs because they learn too little on their jobs in DFA. (3) If you are graduating from a top school,...

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    Advice to Management

    short-sighted management team to manage the company like a communist party. Only very few people have absolute power and no transparency and communications between regular employee and top management team. Weird culture. CEO and other top team members feel like kings ... Extremely arrogant

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-12-05
  4. 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
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits competitive to industry

    Cons

    Not encourage developers to be innovative, just follow Need more chance to work from home Formal dress Very corporate

    Advice to Management

    Catch up with times and let employees work from home more Stop treating technology as after thought Business should not be deciding how to solve problems from technicals

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-09-23
  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. "FAS Intern Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors

    Pros

    Great pay, great hours, great office! And great people.

    Cons

    Creatively Limiting in some ways

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-09-07
  8. "analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    very work-life balance, people are friendly

    Cons

    career growth can be difficult

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-08-20
  9. 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
  10. Helpful (7)

    "it's...fine."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office, some great people, excellent benefits, especially the 401k that you wouldn't be able to participate in unless you're a multi-millionaire. If you have a fancy degree but no professional experience, you will be hired.

    Cons

    Insanely uptight dress code. Men must wear suits, ladies are chastised for showing bare shoulders and their toes. Being in Westlake for so long has left many people out of touch with real life. Career path is fairly straightforward for those in the financial advisor track. Otherwise, it's typical corporate red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Being based in Austin means tons and tons of super smart and creative people. Don't be afraid of adapting to modern times - ease up on the dress code, increase flexibility and work from home, and realize that doing the same thing year after year isn't always the best plan.

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-07-26
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