Dimensional Fund Advisors - Headed in the wrong direction | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (19)

    "Headed in the wrong direction"

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    Former Employee - Vice 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office space is beautiful.

    Cons

    The company is more concerned about margins than it is in investing in its people and the future success of the firm. Decisions take months at times, and oftentimes are never made. While the company culture is good, it has diminished over the years and is no longer enough to keep employees. It's a shame to watch a company held in such high regard slowly crumble.

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2019-04-26
  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. Helpful (2)

    "This place could be a lot better..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The food and the 401k benefits.

    Cons

    Each department is different so I can't speak for everyone or every department, but I can say that many people throughout the company had the same complaints or concerns. The Legal Dept. is toxic in the sense that they stunt your growth in your career and have a hierarchy in place that you learn about very early on. Moving on to my new job has made me realize just how much DFA and the Legal Department crippled my growth....

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    Advice to Management

    Notice the number and reasons of people jumping ship. Adjustments should be made in the Manager/Exec, team if you wish to keep amazing employees. It is the current Manager and Executives attitude toward their employees that is causing DFA to have a negative reputation in Austin and abroad.

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2019-07-18

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