Senior Compensation Consultant

Posted on 6/11/2024

Bridgewater Associates

Bridgewater Associates

1,001-5,000 employees

Asset management firm using advanced technology

Financial Services
Data & Analytics


Westport, CT, USA

  • 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.
  • 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.

Bridgewater Associates

Bridgewater Associates


Bridgewater Associates is an asset management firm that utilizes advanced technology to gain insights into global markets and economies, employing cutting-edge methods to validate and execute their investment strategies.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Westport, Connecticut



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Best-in-class medical insurance and prescription drug coverage, with all premiums fully covered by Bridgewater, for employees and their dependents.

Generous dental and vision insurance offerings.

Concierge patient services for anyone dealing with serious or chronic issues and the capability to find the highest quality doctors in their area.

Telemedicine service with 24/7 availability of medical professionals at no cost to employees.

Confidential and free counseling services with licensed therapists and clinicians provided through our Employee Assistance Program.

Healthcare Advocate advisors to help navigate the healthcare system.

Ability to take time off when employees need it: Our new flexible paid time off policy requires employees to take a minimum of 15 days per year, with no cap. In addition, there are 16 annual company holidays — the standard NYSE schedule plus six additional holidays, yielding several four-day weekends throughout the year.

Unlimited, fully paid sick days for all Bridgewater employees.

Paid and unpaid leave of absence options, including fully paid short-term disability, long-term disability benefits, and bereavement.

Eight weeks of fully paid parental bonding and care-giving time for all new parents with an additional eight weeks of paid medical recovery time for those who give birth.

Optional part-time ramp back program for returning parents as they transition back to work.

State-of-the-art mother’s rooms with equipment and accessories to support breastfeeding mothers.

Resources for parents, including a working parents group, support finding childcare, and support for parents of children with behavioral or developmental special needs.

Support for family planning that includes financial assistance for adoption, surrogacy, and egg/embryonic freezing costs.

30 days of back-up dependent care, with access to a national network of childcare centers, in-home providers, and eldercare resources as well as discounted rates on academic support services.

Pet insurance plans that reimburse eligible veterinary expenses relating to wellness coverage, accidents, illnesses, and injuries.

For employees on Guard or Reserve assignments, Bridgewater ensures full pay for up to a year and continuous benefits coverage for up to two years.

Competitive 401(k) plan that matches up to $15k of employee contributions annually, with immediate eligibility and vesting.

Free and automatic enrollment into Basic Life insurance; supplemental life insurance is available at cost for employees who are looking for additional coverage.

Flexible spending accounts for eligible health and dependent care expenses, which allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible medical needs, childcare, or eldercare.

Competitive group rates for life and accident insurance, auto and home insurance, and group legal plans.

Commuter benefit program that allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for commuting costs via public transportation.

Remote work flexibility with most employees required to work onsite 2-3 days per week, with flexibility to work offsite on other days.

Free access to on-site gyms and meditation rooms.

Free daily prepared lunch and a variety of on-the-go meals, snack, and beverage options.

Engaged and active community that includes frequent company events (such as our Distinguished Speaker Series), several affinity networks, and nearly 100 employee-led extracurricular groups.