Dimensional Fund Advisors - Where Careers Go to Die | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (25)

    "Where Careers Go to Die"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dimensional stands out as a best in class asset manager and really does put the client first. I was proud to work at Dimensional because of their values and commitment to their investment philosophy. Dimensional offers competitive benefits, generous PTO and a good work life balance. They also offer an on-site cafeteria with discounted prices for employees. The new C Suite seems to be taking notice that the employee...

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    Cons

    While the Firm is impressive, the employee experience in the marketing department was not. There is a serious lack of transparency between senior management and the middle managers (and the people they manage). Anyone below the senior manager level is not empowered to make any independent decisions or implement any processes or policies. All decisions have to be vetted through the department head who is a road block because...

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    Advice to Management

    Define roles and responsibilities for a position prior to hiring someone. Provide career development opportunities and regular performance reviews. People come to Dimensional looking for a challenging career, not a mundane job. Empower people to do their job by allowing them to think and make decisions. Review the performance of senior management or continue to lose top talent.

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-05-01
  1. "Fantastic work-life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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