Dimensional Fund Advisors - It's not terrible | Glassdoor
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    "It's not terrible"

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    Former Employee - Portfolio Management - Various in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Good work-life balance. -Santa Monica location is very nice. Great place to live. -Austin office is beautiful with nice amenities. -Products are best-in-class. These are the investments you'd want your grandma in. -Good reputation in the industry so you can leverage DFA experience to get interviews at other shops.

    Cons

    -Below market pay. This has driven higher turnover recently. Was a major factor for me. -Difficult to get recognition if you don't sit in Austin. If you don't work in Austin, you need to make twice the contribution to get promoted a year later than someone in Austin. -Not allowed to work from home. It's fine that DFA does not want that to be a regular practice, but 90% of the job can be done remotely and if you have...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay up. Markets work. If you want to keep your advantage vis-a-vis other systematic managers, then you need to pay the people who are capable of reproducing your process elsewhere. Your advantage has been shrinking and your unwillingness to pay to keep that advantage is part of the reason. Stop giving all the advantages to Austin. You have good people in other offices and you've lost a couple good people recently...

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    Dimensional Fund Advisors2018-12-20
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    "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. "A different investment manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Dedicated client base. Solid investment philosophy. Not an asset gatherer for the sake of it.

    Cons

    Communication around medium and longer term strategy can be improved.

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2019-07-05

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