Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Cambridge Associates, LLC
- Consulting Associate (35)
- Junior Associate (35)
- Investment Associate (17)
- Investment Performance Analyst (15)
- Research Associate (12)
- Investment Performance Junior Analyst (11)
- Junior Research Associate (9)
- Investment Performance Associate (8)
- Associate (7)
- Junior Investment Operations Associate (6)
- Investment Operations Associate (4)
- Summer Associate (3)
- Investment Consultant (2)
- Research Analyst (2)
- Staff Accountant (2)
- Analyst (2)
- Intern (2)
- Senior Research Associate (2)
- Research Analyst - Manager Information Group (2)
- MIG (2)
- Junior Operations Associate (2)
- Senior Investment Director (1)
- Junior Operation Associate Interview - Phone Screening (1)
- Junior Associate MIG (1)
- Private Equity Consultant (1)
- Manager Information Group Associate (1)
- Research Investment Associate (1)
- Investent Associate (1)
- Portfolio Report Analyst (1)
- Portfolio Reporting (1)
Consulting Associate Interview
The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Boston, MA) in March 2012.
1st round phone interview. 2nd round on-site interview with 4 different people.
- Why do you want to do investment consulting? Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Cambridge Associates, LLC
Consulting Associate InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Boston, MA) in September 2009.
The first round was a 30 minute experience interview. Very casual and relaxed:all standard questions: why my university, major, past work, why Cambridge, etc. Second round was in their Boston offices. 5 30 min interviews + lunch. Interview topics: academics, work, a case (walk-though), analyze an article and finally why Cambridge/Investment Consulting.
- The case was about assuming the role of a university endowment and then deciding how to choose a manager, how to pick a portfolio...basically analyzing risk/return graphs. Answer Question
Consulting Associate InterviewAccepted Offer
I applied online. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.
1 phone interview with behavioral questions and onsite interview which consists of 5 small interviews. not typical case interview
Consulting Associate InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Singapore (Singapore)) in October 2011.
Interviews with other associates and consultants. I did 5 rounds because it was done purely by Skype. Applied through the website. Emailed me back.
- The case study is probably the most difficult part in which you are given a sample investment planning review to explain what the charts mean. Answer Question
Consulting Associate InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Singapore (Singapore)) in December 2010.
1. 30min phone interview to ascertain your interest in investment consulting and Cambridge Associates 2. In-office interviews comprising of a case study, and interviews with members of the consulting associate team 3. In-office interviews with other members of consulting associate team and investment consultant 4. In-office interviews with one or two investment consultants
- How does the optimal number of managers differ for different types of asset classes and what does it depend on? Answer Question
Consulting Associate InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in July 2010.
The first portion is a phone interview with basic questions like: what were your favorite 3 classes in college? Tell me about yourself? and then you explain your resume. They also ask questions like how did you hear about Cambridge? Tell me about someone who was difficult to work with? What are your strengths and weaknesses? The second portion is a 3 hour long interview where you interview with 2 consulting associates, one office manager, and 2 consultants. The time length is designed to wear you down so you become more honest. The first 3 people ask very similiar questions and ask you to classify your excel knowledge (do you know vlookups, vbas, sumproducts, etc), interest in investments, etc. The 4th section is a case study asking about sharpe ratios, efficient region, etc. It proposes 4 portfolios and asks you to pick the best one based on the data.
- What were your favorite 3 classes in college and why? Answer Question
There is no negotiation, anyone who applies gets a hard offer of $47,000 plus an up to 5% bonus (subject to a 35% tax) in December.
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