Bridgewater Associates Interview Questions

137 total interview insight submissions
Interview Experience (82%)

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3.4
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Interview Difficulty (100%)

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The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

3.5
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% Interns - FT Offers (59%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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Interviews at Bridgewater Associates

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Experience
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Trader
Year 2023
Job Title Trader
Group/Division Trading
Location Westport
Experience
Negative
Difficulty
Easy
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2023
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Investment Grade Finance
Location Providence
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
Summer Associate Intern
Year 2022
Job Title Summer Associate Intern
Group/Division Investments
Location Westport
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Average
N/A
Year 2022
Job Title N/A
Group/Division N/A
Location Westport
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2021
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division N/A
Location New York
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Average
1st Year Analyst
Year 2022
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Sales and Trading
Location
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2022
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Investment Management
Location Westport
Experience
Very Positive
Difficulty
Easy
1st Year Analyst
Year 2022
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Generalist
Location New York
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Difficult
Intern
Year 2022
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Macro
Location Westport
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2021
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Hedge Fund
Location Westport
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average

Interview Questions & Answers - Bridgewater Associates Examples

Trading Associate Interview - Trading

Anonymous interview candidate in Westport
Interviewed: August 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
Presentation
Interview
I was asked to join a "info session" after being reached out to by a recruiter. The info session basically told you that you would be working nights and trading Asia. Then a HR call followed. However, when I got through the interview with HR and asked next steps, they told me that "someone was already in the final stages of interviewing, but she will still pass on my resume." This means they already had a candidate before the info session.
Interview Questions
Nothing was unusually hard. Tell me about yourself...

Investment Engineering Internship Interview - Investment Grade Finance

Anonymous interview candidate in Providence
Interviewed: September 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
2-3 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test
Personality Test
Interview
First call was a recruiter phone screen to go over interests and overall fit. Followed up with a group debate with 3 other applicants. Discussion question was not related to finance and interviewers were looking for ability to come up with ideas and defend your reasoning when questioned. 2nd round was a word problem. Wasn't too hard but there was a time crunch. Last round was a design question. Very open ended format with no right answer. Recruiters were very slow and interview process took 2 months more than I was first told.
Interview Questions
How to design a system that can handle transactions with a market.

investment associate Interview - Investments

Anonymous interview candidate in Westport
Interviewed: August 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Group Interview
Interview
Submitted the application through handshake. my school is a big target so they nearly interviewed all of the kids who applied my class. Got invited to a group interview and they asked me to select a time slot, little time to prepare.
Interview Questions
would you support the tenure system at college, debate.

Summer Investment Associate Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in Westport
Interviewed: June 2022
Outcome
Declined Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Interview
Employee referral --> a group interview (two current IAs and four total candidates) --> two individual interviews. Investment associate interviewing at Bridgewater is really unique. They ask you a big question unrelated to finance (What is your opinion on whether everyone should be allowed to vote?
Should the US government regulate unhealthy foods? Is television damaging to society?) and ask you to create a framework (ideally qualitative & quantitative) to answer it.
Interview Questions
Is television damaging to society?

Portfolio Associate Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: November 2021
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
recruiter reached out to me for a phone call; basic questions: why bridgewater, etc. Had a 1:1 case with a manager
Interview Questions
Why bridgewater?, then an interviewee-led market-sizing case

Portfolio Associate Interview - Sales and Trading

Anonymous interview candidate in
Interviewed: December 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
one virtual and one super day with 2 interviews in person. First round consisted of a consulting like case study and the second was a discussion on asset class returns and some trading games
Interview Questions
whats the fair value of this asset given a set of bid and ask levels and how does that change if there are more bids at x price or offers at x price

Investment Associate intern Interview - Investment Management

Anonymous interview candidate in Westport
Interviewed: June 2022
Outcome
Declined Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Other
Interview
Group and 1 on 1 interviews were very similar. I was also asked to write a 200 word essay and a 400 word essay in response to a research piece.
Interview Questions
There were no particularly difficult interview questions. They give the example of "is TV bad for society" and I would say the interview questions in likely to be very similar.

Intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: March 2022
Outcome
Declined Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Interview
Applied online. Got a first round and second round in groups. Also had to submit a writing sample about current events.
Interview Questions
Would you press a button to stop technological advancement?

Investment Associate Interview - Macro

Anonymous interview candidate in Westport
Interviewed: May 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
2-3 months
Application
Group Interview
Presentation
Interview
Went through their investment immersion program and learned a ton about the firm. That same program allowed the attendees to participate in an interview 2 weeks prior. Overall, it did do a bit to prepare me for the interview and understand the way the firm works. The first round was a group interview where we were asked a super philosophical question that nobody really could prep for. Talked in a group with 3 other interviewees and a proctor that oversaw/stirred the conversation for the interview.
Interview Questions
If you could press a button to stop technological development globally, would you press it?

Associate Interview - Hedge Fund

Anonymous interview candidate in Westport
Interviewed: November 2021
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Group Interview
Interview
Group discussion of a couple candidates in a specific topic (no finance background), moderated by an employee.
Interview Questions
Group interview
$50m+
Est Annual Revenue
$50bn-$75bn
AUM

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