Dimensional Fund Advisors - Used to be an enjoyable place to work, but the morale has gone down quite a bit. | Glassdoor
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Helpful (15)

"Used to be an enjoyable place to work, but the morale has gone down quite a bit."

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Current Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good pay and benefits, smart employees, beautiful building facilities, living in Austin

Cons

This company used to do more internal promotions, but has changed. They have been hiring a lot of external candidates and providing little to no career development for current employees. Since Eduardo took over, the company has been micromanaged from the top down. At all levels, people feel they cannot or do not have the authority to make decisions without his input. Yet he has no background/experience in marketing, management, sales, etc.
The company monitors who gets to work by 8am and who doesn't. Not that other companies don't, but this company only seems to care about what time you arrive, not that you put in a full day's work.

Other Employee Reviews for Dimensional Fund Advisors

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Great if you are an investment professional. Everything else...not so much"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Best product set and philosophy in the industry
    Incredibly smart people, with Nobel laureates regularly in house
    Dedication to client service in the sales groups
    Entrepreneurship is encouraged
    Beautiful office

    Cons

    Few (if any) long-term career paths--senior leaders are lifers
    No internal respect for marketing or technology, which makes culture there miserable
    Zero employee focus beyond tepid and frequently ignored HR efforts
    Despite academic environment there is a hostility to debate and questioning of authority


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Worst Management I have ever seen"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Peers are nice, however they can't keep good people, one year is a long time there.

    Cons

    Too much politics, Managers don't know how to manage, People come and go

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