Dimensional Fund Advisors - No room for free thought | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (5)

    "No room for free thought"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the area (Austin). Intelligent people. Good cafeteria. Great work/life balance in most departments. Work here if you want mundane relatively easy work. Not much thought or innovation going on, so it is easy to get complacent.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Not a meritocracy. Very easy for people to put on a facade and pretend to help while prioritizing their own interests. Not quite as bad as wall street, but some people are trying. Hiring intelligent people to do menial tasks and then hiring externally rather than promoting from within -- not a good recipe for success.

    Advice to Management

    Be better leaders. No transparency from leadership and very poor middle management. Middle managers are mostly lost.

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2017-08-16
  1. "Fantastic work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Services Associate Inter in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great people to work with -Above average pay for interns in industry -Growth opportunities for individuals

    Cons

    -Times where work load vary extremely -Final projects are randomly assigned

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2019-02-23
  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

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