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Senior Compensation Consultant

Bridgewater Associates

Bridgewater Associates

Westport, CT, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About Bridgewater

Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.

Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.

Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture.

Explore more information about Bridgewater on our website here.

Our Culture

Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Within this culture, Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority because it is essential to finding the best talent in the world, enabling our idea meritocracy, and creating an environment where all types of people can thrive. We have a full-time team as well as affinity networks that work on these issues - If you would like to learn more, please let your Bridgewater recruiter know.

Explore more information about Bridgewater’s culture on our website here.

About the Human Resources Department

The Human Resources Department has started to move from a renovation to a transformative phase by a continued focus on operational excellence and providing value to the customer. Today, Human Resources services span the gamut between providing basic information to employees regarding policies to partnering with managers to think through human capital implications. Through focused and interdepartmental initiatives, the Human Resources Department has moved towards automation and centralization of transactional work to create efficiencies and to raise the level of service offered to the enterprise.

About Your Role

We are currently seeking a Senior Compensation Consultant to join our Total Rewards Team. The Senior Consultant will be responsible for helping to influence, design, and drive forward, firmwide compensation programs using a data-first approach. This person will have a unique opportunity to inform and shape our compensation practices through market data analysis, modeling, and process and tool development.

You will drive the following responsibilities:

  • Drive enablement of our compensation strategy by supporting company-wide compensation projects including developing and implementing compensation policies and practices, bonus plans, long-term incentive plans, etc.
  • Analyze and synthesize varied data in a structured and systemized way, including external data-gathering and triangulation of best practices.
  • Oversee year-end compensation process activities with a broad scope of responsibilities, from partnering with key business stakeholders, analyzing results and exceptions, ensuring process quality control, as well as partnering with payroll.
  • Synthesize overall and nuanced trends in marketplace compensation to form compensation recommendations and present to senior leadership.
  • Support development, ongoing maintenance, and education of Bridgewater’s job architecture.
  • Leverage project management capabilities across a broad scope of compensation initiatives.
  • Evaluate and improve the compensation processes and tools at Bridgewater.
  • Proactively identify and pursue opportunities to advance/improve processes.
  • Interface with key market data vendors and external partners.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ relevant work experience in a compensation analysis, deliverable-focused, fast-paced environment.
  • Proven track record of handling and maintaining highly confidential information.
  • Advanced Excel skills (VLOOKUP, pivot tables, report building, etc.).
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; quantitative-focused major preferred or equivalent experience.

Physical Requirements

For most of our roles, Bridgewater offers remote work flexibility, with most employees required to work on campus as their principal work location, a minimum of two days (and in some cases three days) per week with the option to work offsite on other days.


The wage range for this role is $200,000 - $275,000 inclusive of base salary and discretionary target bonus. The expected base salary for this role is between 70% - 90% of this wage range.

Why Choose Bridgewater?

It takes all types to make Bridgewater great. We seek a diverse group of innovative thinkers and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry. We develop people through an honest examination of their abilities and performance, enabling personal growth and professional development. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.

One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
  • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
  • Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
  • Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
  • Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
  • Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks, and meditation rooms
  • An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups. For a full list of Bridgewater benefits, click here.

Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations.

This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer