Bridgewater Associates

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3 people found this helpful  

Learned about good management, but did not learn abilities and skills necessary for my career path and role.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Information Security Associate in Westport, CT
Current Employee - Information Security Associate in Westport, CT

I have been working at Bridgewater Associates full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Intelligent and smart people who will question and ensure that you question your logic. Much better understanding of what good management looks like and what good management can and should deliver. The culture is very defined and novel. Because of its importance, the company works hard to ensure that like minded (culturally in agreement wise) people are there.

Cons

Very slow to get changes through. Not many opportunities for growing and developing my technical abilities and skills. Felt that those abilities were stagnating. Some of the implementation of the culture leaves a bit to be desired.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgewater Associates

    Pros

    Good salary and pay bonuses

    Cons

    Need to be thick skinned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working here will make you better if you check your ego at the door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgewater Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Truly no politics, total transparency and honest conversations
    - Meritocracy, as far as I can tell
    - People deeply care about each other
    - A lot of good feedback, if you are open to it and want to improve
    - The smartest people you will likely ever work with
    - A fascinating culture that can be hard to get accustomed to for many, and for some will feel like the best fit in the world
    - All the obvious benefits of working at the worlds biggest and most successful hedge fund

    Cons

    - The company has grown quickly and there is likely dead wood and lots of inefficiency due to adaptation. Some departments worse than others and a couple bordering on dysfunctional, although all the key investment departments are ok
    - The adjustment from traditional business environment can be jarring. No mincing words.
    - Solid work hours (10-11hrs/avg) or more in some groups
    - Not clear why its been so hard to get good outside experienced people to come in and have impact

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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