Best Places to Work Winner: Bridgewater Associates
Westport, Conn. | Founded in 1975 | 1,300 employees
Ranks 3rd among companies with more than 1,000 employees
Bridgewater’s most anticipated annual event is the SCRUM.
The SCRUM is a swimming-scrabbling-running race around Bridgewater’s headquarters via the pond, stream and rapids that encircle the building. More than 100 employees compete for two coveted prizes — two airline tickets to any destination in the world; and the winner’s name inscribed on the SCRUM Cup, the only trophy displayed in the headquarters’ lobby despite the many prizes Bridgewater has collected over the years.