Dimensional Fund Advisors - Toxic work environement | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (14)

    "Toxic work environement"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    unlimited bottled water and soft drink, nice looking office and surrounding gardens, great career potential if you can get toxic middle management onside

    Cons

    The company misleads new employees during the interview process, and the culture of toxic middle management still exists even though the CEOs are making an attempt to combat it. There is a double standard when it comes to promotions and recognition for work, definitely not based on merit but rather how well you suck up to before said toxic middle management.

    Advice to Management

    You can do all the employee satisfaction surveys you wont but unless you learn to question managers true intention and identify behavior based off personal feelings rather than professional judgement then the culture and success of the firm will not change. There is too many people with influence working for DFA that have a self preservation vs success of the firm mentality

    Dimensional Fund Advisors2019-06-06
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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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    • Senior Management
    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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