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Bridgewater Associates Overview

Westport, CT
1001 to 5000 employees
1975
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.

Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the ... Read more

Bridgewater Associates – Why Work With Us?


Bridgewater is engaged in a tireless effort to develop a fundamental and systematic understanding of how the world’s markets and economies work. That understanding is translated into investment and economic insights that help us achieve an unparalleled level of partnership with our global institutional clients.

Powering this engine requires a diverse community of investment professionals, technologists, managers and other specialists. The firm attracts independent thinkers who share a commitment to achieving excellence in their respective lines of work and operating in our unique culture of radical transparency and idea meritocracy. Bridgewater’s principal offices are located in Westport, CT — an hour outside New York City.

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Bridgewater’s competitive edge is our pioneering workplace culture that relies on truthful and transparent communication to ensure the best ideas win out. We believe meaningful work and meaningful relationships emerge when you assemble high-performing teams and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry.

We champion diversity because it is essential to our ability to think differently. We cultivate inclusion because we believe people do their best work when they can be their genuine selves. By continually examining abilities and performance, we provide all our employees with the development they need to fulfill their potentials as professionals and people.

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Diversity & Inclusion at Bridgewater

Our values — meaningful work and meaningful relationships, independent thinking, and creating an environment where the best ideas win — naturally lead us to embrace diversity and treasure our differences. Given our mission to have the deepest possible understanding of global economies, we must find, retain, and grow the best talent across gender identity, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gained experiences, and more. Unlocking the power of that diversity requires an inclusive environment. We believe that when people are truly included on the mission, they think more deeply about the best answers, and push harder on the toughest problems.

In pursuit of this vision, Bridgewater has a dedicated diversity and inclusion team reporting directly to CEO David McCormick, several affinity groups to empower our diverse communities, and a senior council charged with continuing to make Bridgewater a vibrant, inclusive community.

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Bridgewater Associates Reviews

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    I have been working at Bridgewater Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard and interesting work. Coworkers are all very accomplished and smart.

    Cons

    Some people do not understand the principles and use them to manipulate people.

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Bridgewater Associates Interviews

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    Investment Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bridgewater Associates (Westport, CT) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Great day of super interesting conversations. More about moral and philosophical questions than anything having to do with investment. Fun day that left me invigorated. Connected with a lot of the people I met with and got a great sense of what the work culture would be like.

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    • What is the impact of immediate communication (email, text, etc) on human connection?   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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