Compare Citadel vs Bridgewater Associates BETA

See how working at Citadel vs. Bridgewater Associates compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Citadel vs. Bridgewater Associates. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Citadel

Employee Ratings

  • Citadel scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
  • Bridgewater Associates scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 396 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 436 reviews)
Bridgewater Associates employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Citadel employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.9
Bridgewater Associates employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Citadel employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.4
Work-life balance
3.4
Bridgewater Associates employees rated their Work-life balance 1.0 higher than Citadel employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.9
Bridgewater Associates employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Citadel employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
4.3
Bridgewater Associates employees rated their Culture & Values 1.2 higher than Citadel employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Citadel Ceo Ken Griffin
69%
69%Ken Griffin
CEO Approval
Bridgewater Associates Ceo David McCormick
93%
93%David McCormick
Bridgewater Associates employees rated their CEO Approval 24% higher than Citadel employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
53%
% Recommend to a friend
83%
Bridgewater Associates employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 30% higher than Citadel employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
69%
Citadel employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 18% higher than Bridgewater Associates employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
51%

Salaries

Citadel has 593 more total submitted salaries than Bridgewater Associates.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Quantitative Researcher171 Salaries
$188,282/yr
Software Engineer186 Salaries
$161,091/yr
Financial Technology Associate52 Salaries
$134,646/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Investment Associate41 Salaries
$149,607/yr
Software Engineer22 Salaries
$166,205/yr
Technology Associate28 Salaries
$140,759/yr

What Employees Say

  • Bridgewater Associates had 20 more reviews than Citadel that mentioned "Smart people" as a Pro.
  • Bridgewater Associates had 4 more reviews than Citadel that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
  • Citadel had 6 more reviews than Bridgewater Associates that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 43 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 24 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 63 reviews)
"Free food"(in 28 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 27 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 24 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 31 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 18 reviews)
Featured Review
"Had a great time"Oct 12, 2021

Former Intern - Trading Intern

I worked at Citadel for less than a year

Pros

Strong team with a good focus on quantitative results

Cons

Teams are relatively silo'ed and separate

"Good"Aug 20, 2021

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Bridgewater Associates full-time for less than a year

Pros

Research on global market. Foreign exchange fixed income commodities equity USA global Asian stocks money market mortgage backed securities investment and research

Cons

Long hours of you really like what you are doing. Long commute from New York city. Inconvenience to go and come back

Job Postings

Citadel has 21 more recently posted open jobs than Bridgewater Associates.