Dimensional Fund Advisors - Dead in the Heart Update | Glassdoor
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    "Dead in the Heart Update"

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    Current Employee - Regional Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    They spend a week each year - Dimensional Week - genuinely trying to get the whole organization excited about the mission of the firm. Lots of updates on what the firm is doing, etc. They do these small group dinners, hosted by senior execs, which are pretty cool. It's all about doing what's right for the customer.

    Cons

    They conclude this otherwise cool week with a presentation where the chairman comments on how much overhead is spent on the week and the Co-CEO telling the team if you don't double down and sell more than 125% of what you've done in the last two quarters everyones' firm based comp will be cut by about 15-20%. Remind me not to invite them to my 40th birthday party because at the end they will say "happy birthday! but...

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    Dimensional Fund Advisors2019-05-25
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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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