Cambridge Associates, LLC Consulting Associate Interview Questions

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Consulting Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Boston, MA) in March 2012.

Interview

1st round phone interview. 2nd round on-site interview with 4 different people.

Interview Questions

Negotiation

None.

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Boston, MA) in September 2009.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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
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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview

    1 phone interview with behavioral questions and onsite interview which consists of 5 small interviews. not typical case interview

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Singapore (Singapore)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Interviews with other associates and consultants. I did 5 rounds because it was done purely by Skype. Applied through the website. Emailed me back.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Singapore (Singapore)) in December 2010.

    Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    • How does the optimal number of managers differ for different types of asset classes and what does it depend on?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable.

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in July 2010.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    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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