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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Growing fast"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Growing fast"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years

    Pros

    Offices are sweet, fast growth and a lot of opportunity as a result, small company feel for being one of the biggest fund firms in the industry, international business growth a big focus, collaborative culture, work life balance (8-5 hours)

    Cons

    No work from home, benefits are just ok, inflexible work hours, business attire is not flexible (I.e. no business casual ever), a lot of Co-C level positions is very strange but I guess it works, leadership could be stronger.

    Advice to Management

    Be more employee experience focused and don't hire so many new people that don't know what they are doing. You can't keep throwing bodies at the problem. Be more forward thinking in the expansion plans and think about if we have a downturn. Focus on leadership development and succession planning more. We hire a lot of smart people with minimal industry or leadership experience and this needs to be better balanced going...

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    Dimensional Fund Advisors2017-03-05
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