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Bridgewater Associates Overview

Westport, CT
1001 to 5000 employees
1973
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Bridgewater Associates is focused on understanding how the world works. By having the deepest possible understanding of the global economy and financial markets, and translating that understanding into great portfolios and strategic partnerships with institutional clients ... Read more

Mission: Our unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We operate as an idea meritocracy founded on radical truth and radical transparency. This requires being extremely open, airing disagreements, testing each other’s logic, and viewing mistakes and ... Read more

Bridgewater Associates – Why Work For Us?


It takes all types to make Bridgewater great.

If you’re someone who enjoys creating innovative ways to reach ambitious goals, who is open to and energized by receiving honest feedback, and who likes asking and being asked “why?” — then we should talk.

We don’t just look for people who can do a particular job. We look for people we want to share our lives with.

Click here to learn more about what it's like to work at Bridgewater.

Our unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency.We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships.

We are both idealistic and practical. We believe that creating excellent outcomes requires setting ambitious goals and applying our understanding of how the world works, as reflected in principles, to achieve them. Our Principles are ways of dealing with situations.They are the evolving record of our understanding of what works well. They’re not just read and followed, but stress-tested on an individual and collective level as our shared approach to working together. As Bridgewater is an idea-meritocracy in which we value independent thinking, we urge you to read and assess them for yourself.

To learn more, visit bridgewater.com. A summary of our Principles is available here.

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    Truly an amazing place to work, grow and evolve as a person, and develop meaningful relationships. Co-workers become family and are so invested in helping you become the best version of yourself.

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    The commute from NYC is not ideal (but still worth the drive for the experience!) but my group had relaxed WFH policies and some groups are opening up spaces in NYC to work from.

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    The most memorable interview was a discussion with multiple other candidates at the same time. It was fairly collaborative and mostly just an interesting conversation. After that there were some follow on discussions that were one on one. The people there are very smart.

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    • Highly abstract and conceptual questions (from components of a just society to how we should think about death).   Answer Question
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Bridgewater Associates Awards & Accolades

  • Rising Stars on Wall Street, Business Insider, 2017
  • #1 Ranked Largest Hedge Funds, Pensions and Investments, 2017
  • #5 Ranked Most Important Private Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • Most Important People in the Financial World - Ray Dalio, Forbes, 2016
  • Red Cross Workplace Hero Award, American Red Cross, 2016
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