Compare D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm vs Bridgewater Associates BETA

See how Bridgewater Associates vs. D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 107 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 332 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.6
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
2.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.2
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.7
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm Ceo David E. Shaw
98%
98%David E. Shaw
CEO Approval
Bridgewater Associates Ceo Ray Dalio
81%
81%Ray Dalio
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
89%
% Recommend to a friend
57%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
92%
Positive Business Outlook
56%

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What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 18 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 13 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 53 reviews)
"Free food"(in 28 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 8 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 28 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at D. E. Shaw & Co. - Investment Firm full-time

Pros

Amazing infrastructure and work culture.

Cons

Mostly will be working on the same project for longer time.

Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

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

Pros

The benefits, health insurance, and salary. Working with exceptionally bright people (some of whom are awesome, some of whom are d$cks, like anywhere else) that raise the bar for you. Ruthless... self-improvement.

Cons

If you resist the culture, and don't agree with it, you're going to have a tough time adjusting. There's a reason there's a 4 week Boot Camp before you start working. At the same time, don't think... everything said in Boot Camp is the equivalent of Moses' tablets. There's a reason they hired you in the first place, so don't completely lose who you are and the value you're meant to bring.

Advice to Management

The meritocracy should extend from the ideas to opportunities. Retention bonuses and allowing people to work from home more than 1 day a week (current company policy as far as I know) do a huge... positive number on morale. Make it simpler for your employees to find out about other roles available within the org.

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