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Bridgewater Associates – Why Work For Us?

undefinedIf you want to work in an environment that values truth and openness in the pursuit of innovation, excellence and quality relationships....

If you want to discover your strengths and weaknesses and work hard to get better fast...

If you have the need to understand what makes sense rather than to follow instructions...

If you can put aside ego barriers to learning...

If you demand others to be truthful and open with you and you are willing to be truthful and open with them...

If you want meaningful work and meaningful relationships...

...come to Bridgewater.

At Bridgewater, our overriding objective is excellence, or more precisely, constant improvement. We believe that producing excellence requires approaching both work and people in a principled way. Above all else, we want to find out what is true and figure out how best to deal with it. We value independent thinking and innovation, recognizing that independent thinking generates disagreement and innovation requires making mistakes.

To foster this thinking and innovation, we maintain an environment of radical openness, even though that honesty can be difficult and uncomfortable. At Bridgewater each individual has the right and the obligation to ensure that what they do and what we do collectively in pursuit of excellence makes sense to them. Everyone is encouraged to be both assertive and open-minded in order to build their understanding and discover their best path. The types of disagreements and mistakes that are typically discouraged elsewhere are expected at Bridgewater because they are the fuel for the learning that helps us maximize the utilization of our potential. It is through this unique culture that we have produced the meaningful work and meaningful relationships that those who work here and our clients have come to expect.

To help communicate what it’s like here, some of the people who work at Bridgewater described their experience in a series of videos on our website.

I have also posted my Principles, which we use, debate and change to agree on how we should be with each other in our pursuit of excellence. You can explore Principles here.

- Ray Dalio

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    Great transparency and idealogies. Good work environment.


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Bridgewater Associates Interviews

Updated Sep 7, 2014
Updated Sep 7, 2014

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    Recruiting Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bridgewater Associates in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through the website and got a phone call to set up 30 minute phone interview which then led to an in person interview. Phone interview was with a recruiting company that screens all applicants before they are considered by the actual company.

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Bridgewater Associates Awards & Accolades

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Top Workplaces (#4 Large Company), Hearst Connecticut, 2013
Best Places to Work in Money Management, Pensions & Investments, 2012

Additional Info

Headquarters Westport, CT
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1973
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Bridgewater manages approximately $150 billion in global investments for a wide array of institutional clients, including foreign governments and central banks, corporate and public pension funds, university endowments and charitable foundations. Approximately 1,400 people work at Bridgewater, which is based in Westport, Connecticut.

Founded in 1975 out of a two-bedroom...

Mission: Bridgewater’s unique results are a product of its unique culture. Truth and excellence are valued above all else. In order to be excellent we need to know what’s true... More

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