Bridgewater Associates Reviews

Updated Jan 20, 2022

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4.1
82%
Recommend to a Friend
95%
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Bridgewater Associates CEO David McCormick
David McCormick
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "You're surrounded by lots of smart people(in 70 reviews)

  • "Bridgewater really takes care of its people(in 39 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Nobody wants to hire ex-Bridgewater people because of the lack of any real useful skills and non-compete problems(in 39 reviews)

  • "company doesnt has a good work life balance(in 37 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work that cares about its employees

      Jan 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced and challenging environment Really exceptional level of genuine care during covid, making sure employees were taken care of (info, resources, etc)

      Cons

      Occasional long hours and stress

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Jan 8, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great personal development through a high-standards culture

      Cons

      High standards means hard work, not a place to coast

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good good

      Jan 20, 2022 - Investment Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      interesting work, good culture, good comp

      Cons

      work can be challenging & high pressure

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jan 5, 2022 - Recruiter in Westport, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great growth opportunities and ownership

      Cons

      Not for those with thin skin or big egos

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Pros and Cons to Everything

      Jan 18, 2022 - Facilities Manager in Westport, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      excellent benefits good mobility cross department great people overall

      Cons

      extremely stressful environment too little pay for significant expectations kind of a hot mess organizationally

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      very great job

      Dec 20, 2021 - Machine Learning Specialist in Westport, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      super fun and learned a million new things

      Cons

      stressful and work a ton

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      it's complicated

      Dec 18, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Smart people - Great benefits all paid for 100% by company - Free food - Brand name raises eyebrows - Strong culture (of course, this is entirely personal), lots of feedback and people really care about achieving good outcomes

      Cons

      - Extremely vague non-compete agreement mandatory for investment positions - Relatively small company with way too many middle management layers - Very few people actually doing interesting investing work other than for a small core group who has been there for decades - Performance has been poor for the past 10 years, hard no to have a bleak outlook for the long term

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Bwater Review

      Dec 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture for learning, great benefits.

      Cons

      None that I can think of.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Nov 26, 2021 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work options and great food on-site.

      Cons

      Sometimes there are multiple layers of approvals needed for something small.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      If you can hang with the culture its a great place to work

      Nov 10, 2021 - Recruiting Coordinator in Westport, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Fosters a great culture of meaningful relationships -Feedback culture ensures you are never worried about if you are doing well/if people like you -Meaningful work is a priority -D&I is a priority -Very intelligent people -Efficiency is a huge focus -Excellent benefits; the company obviously genuinely cares for its employees -Great pay - usually higher than the market

      Cons

      -Most likely will go from feeling like a big fish in a small pond to feeling like a small fish in a big pond -The feedback culture is not for everyone, and the job will become very painful if you cannot get past the initial struggles with the culture -Your onboarding can make or break your success (which is also the case at many other companies)

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