Posted On: November 21, 2013
Media Organization: Bridgewater Associates, LP
Bridgewater manages approximately $150 billion in global investments for a wide array of institutional clients, including foreign governments and central banks, corporate and public pension funds, university endowments and charitable foundations. Approximately 1,400 people work at Bridgewater, which is based in Westport, Connecticut.
Founded in 1975 out of a two-bedroom apartment, Bridgewater remains an independent, employee-run organization. Throughout its 37-year history, Bridgewater has been recognized as a top-performing manager and an industry innovator, winning over 30 industry awards in the past five years alone. In both 2010 and 2011, Bridgewater ranked as the largest and best-performing hedge fund manager in the world and in both 2012 and 2013 Bridgewater was recognized for having earned its clients more than any other hedge fund in the history of the industry. Its clients and employees routinely give Bridgewater top satisfaction ratings in annual surveys.
Bridgewater’s unique results are a product of its unique culture. Truth and excellence are valued above all else. In order to be excellent we need to know what’s true, especially those things that we would rather not be true, so that we can decide how best to deal with them. We want logic and reason to be the basis for making decisions. It is through this striving to be excellent by being radically truthful and transparent that we build meaningful work and meaningful relationships.
One of Bridgewater’s top strategic priorities is finding the talent to sustain its position as one of the top investment management firms in the world and to continue to innovate in a rapidly changing environment. Bridgewater’s Recruiting Department partners with departments across the organization to meet their talent demands by providing a top notch talent research organization, that covers the candidates from discovery to onboarding them here at Bridgewater Associates.
We need great people to help us find great people. We do rigorous research to find and assess the candidates who are both at the top of their field and who will be a good fit for our company’s values and culture. We are looking for several part-time researchers to join our team. For 20-30 hours a week, researchers will conduct and refine online research on talent pools, and candidate histories. Researchers are expected to help in the refinement, and evolution of search strategies. We need strong critical thinkers, who like to tell people’s stories.
Key aspects of the Researcher role include:
•Conduct online research using internal Bridgewater designs and processes.
•Conduct market intelligence research around companies
•Respond to feedback from hiring managers and members of the Recruiting talent strategy team to iterate on research and help to create new designs
•Maintain an understanding and knowledge of Bridgewater’s culture and the level of excellence that we require from our employees and management in terms of values, abilities, and skills.
•Intellectual curiosity; Interest in the market place and in talent movement a plus
•Passion for telling the story of people and their endeavors
•Ability to receive and act on feedback very quickly
•Ability to work independently and produce results
•Comfort using metrics and data to drive logical decision-making
•Resume review and hiring experience a plus
Please email Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Sample to Lauren.Shepland@bwater.com