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"Very challenging personally, very frustrating professionally."

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Former Employee - Architect in Westport, CT
Former Employee - Architect in Westport, CT
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Bridgewater Associates full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Smart, ethical people, lots of amenities and great food. Encouraged to speak your mind.

Cons

Huge group-think and controlling management. Personnel are diagnosed as to personal weaknesses and reduced to compliant servitude. Incredible staff turnover and poor technology enablement.

Advice to Management

Learn about the art of retaining and motivating employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Bridgewater Associates

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging and rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgewater Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) It's the one place where focusing and understanding your weakness results in greater believability and power
    2) You're surrounded by really smart people

    Cons

    1) Some of those really smart people are really smart at gaming the system
    2) The principles seem to be applied similarly across functions (one could argue that isn't principled), with the bad outcome being things take longer and cost more without reducing risk or other benefits

    Advice to Management

    1) See the badness: The MC and senior managers could helicopter down more
    2) Consider when the departmental bubble up philosophy doesn't work and why


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Want to join a cult? Work for Bridgewater"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Recruiting Coordinator in Westport, CT
    Former Contractor - Recruiting Coordinator in Westport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgewater Associates as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Forced reflection
     - Opportunity to learn from very intelligent people

    Cons

    - Time spent on matters that are completely irrelevant
    - All of the douche bags that work there
    - Hypocritical upper management
    - It's a cult
    - Terrible morale
    - Meaningless work that is endless

    Advice to Management

    "It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels." - St. Augustine

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