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Anybody have opinions on Bridgewater Associates? Spoke to a recruiter not too long ago.

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Terrific! You just have to make sure you abide by the Principles. Amazing place to work.

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I’ve heard they do personality tests, are very public about your performance and share these ratings with other employees. They also use scorecards to evaluate yourself and others.

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Great firm. Crazy crazy culture that truly isn’t for everyone. Very very high dropout rates in first 12-24 months due to crazy culture. Most of those folks who leave will say “don’t do it, ever, the risk is way too high”. I’ve seen dozens of people cycle through, some did well, others did not land well.

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Thanks @Bain, MCK. I have the same polarizing thoughts, plus the burden of potentially doing the reverse commute to Westport. OW - best of luck if you choose to pursue it!

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What kind of role? I’m considering it.

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And a lot of young inexperienced culture carriers who are now, after a few years with BW as their first job, having been grown in that culture, literally unemployable anywhere else, and who may make your life hell. (Or not).

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^ I’ve heard a lot along the lines of McK1 said. If that’s your cup of tea, go for it - but be thoughtful about your decision if not. Perspectives are polarizing so don’t assume that you’ll adjust - you either are or you aren’t, from what I’ve heard.

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Read Ray Dalio’s book Principles. You should get a sense from that book.

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If you like and feel comfortable with the culture, could be a good place to work. If not, would not advise.

@OW: Investment Engineer or Client Research Associate, not sure which one I’ll go for, if any

Is the culture really as toxic? I got a sense they it was a bit like a cult, but all companies have their quirks.

Thinking about investment engineer or investment associate.

Uncle works there I can give ya a reference

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Beyond 2 lines the text in each post card is cut off. I wonder how many lines in the comment section?

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How great would office emojis be in this app?

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But once again not posting

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test on 1.1.5!

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Where is a new build???

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Top top post!

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Remote people - best new shows on Netflix?

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Is social media important for big 4/ consulting firms at all? Any employee advocacy work around that?

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Hey y’all! I have a bachelors in business administration with a concentration in management and finance, and I am now back in school to get my MBA. I been working for about 2 years but haven’t been able to get myself a good salary job. I live in Washington DC area and rent, bills and life is so expensive that I don’t seem to be able to keep up. Thinking about shifting or incorporating IT, maybe project management. Any advice??

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EY SC Tech Transformation. Told during HR screen that I'm looking for 135-145 but have space to negotiate. Given verbal offer and currently already getting background checked. HR calls me and says they can only do 110 with no sign on bonus? She even asked me if it's too low to continue. Is this even normal? NYC and 4 YOE. 2 in industry.

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Curious to know, when people on here mention they work 60+ hours a week, are you guys really *locked in* all those hours? Or, are a good amount of those hours pretty chill and/or ridden with non-work related distractions?

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What is a good European country where I can get a nice studio for $1000 for the summer? Canada? looking to escape Chicago

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When you work from home and pace around your apt for no reason while on a conf call only to unmute and find yourself a little out of breath and taking a seat again immediately

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Is it advisable to put I'm a US citizen on my resume? I have a foreign sounding name.

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It doesn't make sense to me why people who claim to believe in science and climate change do not also believe that our species is doomed. There does not exist carbon capture technology (yes, even planting trees) that can be produced and implemented at the scale and time necessary to significantly impact the predicted future temperatures. My guess is that these people (and news) are only looking in the short term of 2050 or 2100, but fail to truly look at the proper time scope of the problem

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What do you use to organize your cords for traveling? Phone charger, computer charger, headphones (if you don’t have AirPods) etc.

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If I use my personal aadvantage credit card (2x miles on American Airlines purchases) with a travel agency, do I still get 2x miles for the flight purchase? Or does it not count if not booked w aa.com

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Out of all the consulting firms represented in the posts on FB, folks from which firms do you think are least and most active here ?

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