Bridgewater Associates
3.6 out of 5 stars.
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Highly recommend working there, if capable of passing the interview. Very pleasant working environment with lots of good networking capabilities. Interview is hard to pass, but much worth the effort if able to land a job.
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beyond the need to get your job done and doing that well, you need to prove that you drink their cool-aid. The fact there is no privacy and every thing you say and do is recorded and could be brought up for future scrutiny. It creates an extremely stressful environment where one wrong move or word said will end your career there and cost you your job.
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the grounds for the main office is very pretty
Cons
working for big brother...
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If you are looking for a career that provides you 100% transparency and is committed to the company goals, this would be the place to start. With that said, this company may not be for you if you are likely to be defensive and unwilling to receive feedback to better enhance your performance / output for the company.
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Compensation, Career Development, Work/Life Balance
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overall, an interesting journey: care a lot about personal growth and professional growth. principles are ingrained in daily interactions. work is challenging.
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remote work during pandemic
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Didn't feel supported at all. The farther away you get from the inventor of the Principles (Ray Dalio), the more bastardized the interpretation becomes. Speaking to him directly, things make sense. Speaking to a twenty-something right out of college on the same subject leaves you scratching your head.
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Free Lunches, Great Medical Benefits
Cons
Tough culture. Need to be very thick-skinned
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Worth the experience Very dynamic Fast paced can be harsh but you learn so much it’s worth it Will take you outside your comfort zone Think of it as a learning experience
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Good cimp
Cons
Harsh reviews
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Long hours but a very rewarding job. Hardest part about the job is that Bridgewater is known for their strong culture. Although very challenging, it is the best thing that I have ever experienced. Excellent pay and benefits.
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Radical Transparency mindsets very difficult for experiential candidates and new employees coming from other firms. Very stressful environment and very fast paced. Not for everybody.
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I think this is a good experience to have out of school because I went in with an open mind. Learned a lot about finance and gained good experience. I would only recommend this company to certain types of people who can handle the culture.
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I had an amazing experience at Bridgewater Associates; however, I decided to leave because I didn't see a long term career path given the industry. You will learn more about yourself and others than anywhere else. Highly recommend if you are open minded, logical, and low ego.
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Management, learning, experience
Cons
Located in Westport CT
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Challenging yet rewarding place to work. Amazing benefits, above average pay, and a unique culture which fosters a deep sense of community-mindedness and lasting relationships with fellow coworkers.
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Bridgewater employees are the best of the best. The culture can be challenging and is not not for the who can't give or take feedback. It can be intense and somewhat cut throat, but if you're into that, you will love it.
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Great opportunities for personal development. Work hard play hard environment. Sensitive types need not apply. Leave your emotions at the door. Be transparent.
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Crazy culture, not as advanced with technology as one would expect. Bizzare company principals claim to support innovation and excellence when in reality it just elevates a mob rule pack of inferior strategies to be used to crush truly advanced capabilities. Hi pay keeps people working, caustic work culture ruins personal lives. Never worked with such a large number of overworked divorced
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Bridgewater is a good place to work with people who will care about you. It pride itself on applying solid frameworks for tackling problems and being a good employee.
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Bridgewater isn't for everyone, but for people who enjoy the culture, it's a great place to work with a lot of smart people working hard to help each other.
Pros
Benefits overall are excellent
Cons
Working days are typically long avg 11 hours per day
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When I joined Bridgewater, I was a shy women and very quiet. Bridgewater helped me become a very convenient and open- minded person. I was a fast paced environment you would need very good time management skills to get through your day. The thing I like most about my job was that openness of being able to express yourself when things did not make sense. Management was very good about making sure you were in sync on things and being able to see the bigger picture when new procedures were put in place.
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Couldn't have asked for a better team. Struggled with my manager but worked to get to a compromise. Very unique place to work, you either love it or your enjoy your time and move on.
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Great place - smart people. Challenging and lessons learned from the demanding of excellence in all things. Communication and transparency were the keys to success.
Pros
Many Perks
Cons
Long 10 hour days
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It's challenging and requires you commit a lot of your life, but it can be worth it if you invest the time and energy. If you've got kids/family - it's too demanding and will tax your family life. It will tax a lot of things, actually - but fiscally its worth it and there are avenues to further yourself as a person and a professional. I'm glad for my time there and don't regret it, almost would like to go back, but again - I lack the time.
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Challenging, free food and meals, good pay, culture
Cons
Bad work/life balance, hard to get stuff done
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A tough culture that will make you better personally and professionally if you put in the work. It can be a cruel environment for some but if you can adapt you will be able to survive in almost any workplace.
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