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Cambridge Associates, LLC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2014
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Associated Analyst Interview

Associated Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

Interview Details – A series of phone interviews followed by an interview in Boston. Phone interviews were composed of very general questions (Why Cambridge Associates? Why are you interested in consulting? etc.). During the real interview I met with three different people. Each one asked a series of questions (about portfolio theory, my goals/aspirations). The business atmosphere was very professional. Seems like a very rewarding company to work for.

Interview Question – How would you describe the stock market to somebody who understood nothing about it?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Performance Reporting Associate Interview

Performance Reporting Associate

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online, and several weeks later had a screening call. They focused on my resume, and asked me to describe why I had chosen to work at each place, and why I had chosen the College, I attended, and Major. A week later I was asked to come in for a interviews. I was interviewed with 2 other candidates, and began with an information session about the company. Then we were split up, and over 2 hours or so interviewed by 3 different people. Each person asked essentially the same range of questions, as far as I can tell in an attempt to see if your answers would change. Most questions were fairly standard (your skills, weaknesses, experiences). I never heard back from them afterwards, even after sending several follow up emails over 2 months. While I was not particularly unhappy about not moving on, it is polite, and easy, to inform someone they are no longer being considered.

Interview Question – Who do you most admire?   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

Interview Details – I heard about the position from a staffing agency. It was a first round phone interview with two members of HR. Interview was basic, reviewed interview, and covered the position. Interviews were still being performed and follow-up will be in a few days time. No offer was extended as it was a first round phone interview.

Interview Question – Only a few questions were asked:

1. What is your long term goal? Say a 2-4 year timeframe?
2. What is the type of work environment in which you work best?
3. What is the salary you were making in your previous roles?
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Average Interview

Staff Accountant Interview

Staff Accountant

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in July 2014.

Interview Details – I received an email requesting a phone interview last week. Upon initiating the call it was OK but the recruiter kept prodding for a higher meaning behind my applying to the job. It was not rocket science after over four years in non-profit I wanted to go back to corporate. Given this was essentially an entry level job and I clearly have experience as my resume stated (10 yrs since I graduated from college) it was odd to feel like I was being asked questions that do not apply to me. Very spastic recruiter but nice lady. The next day I got an email saying my background does not match their needs for the role. Did you not have my background prior to calling me?

Interview Question – Unoriginal questions: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What did you connect with in the job descriptions?   Answer Question


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Negative Experience

Average Interview

Junior Research Associate Interview

Junior Research Associate
Arlington, VA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

Interview Details – I applied online and about a month later, I received an email requesting a phone interview. The phone interview was basic, running through the resume. Then two weeks later, I was called in for a group interview where you listen to a presentation about the company for about thirty minutes and then have three individual interviews with assistant managers. The last interview I had was a writing sample, two round table discussions with people who have the job you are applying for, an interview with an assistant manager, and then the manager.

They repeat the questions a lot. They try to make you nervous by asking a lot of questions in a short amount of time. It's really not that bad.

Interview Question – What animal characterizes your work ethic?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The compensation was lower than expected. I got another job with a higher salary.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Performance Analyst Interview

Performance Analyst
Arlington, VA

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

Interview Details – Found out about the job from talking to a recruiter at a campus career fair. Submitted application online and completed phone screen a week later then traveled down to DC for super day (bonus: they reimburse you for travel). Day started with an informational presentation on the group followed by standard super day format of 4-5 consecutive interviews, most with the group's managers. Interview questions were somewhat repetitive. Everyone I met was in their 20s, so seemed like it'd be a fun environment to work in after college. Heard back from the recruiter that I didn't get the job within a week after the super day. Overall positive experience: the process moved quickly, recruiter was helpful, and everyone seemed to genuinely like working there.

Interview Question – Nothing too unusual   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Junior Associate Interview

Junior Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in May 2014.

Interview Details – First round interview - I answered questions as prompted, however I feel that what made my application weak was lack of a strong financial background and the fact that my call dropped three times mid-interview. Make sure you have good cell service!

Interviewer was very friendly.

Interview Question – What do you think you can improve on the most?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Summer Associate Interview

Summer Associate
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

Interview Details – Very easy-going, they always make you feel comfortable and frame the interviews like normal conversations. Low stress, but definitely require a decent amount of technical knowledge.

Interview Question – Should so-and-so portfolio expand into emerging markets given such-and-such circumstances? If so, to what degree? What investments should be removed?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Consulting Associate Interview

Consulting Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

Interview Details – Phone interview and superday with behavioral interview that included a case.

Interview Question – How would you invest $20,000?
What would you do if you were given 5 hours to do a 10 hour project?
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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Research Analyst - Manager Information Group Interview

Research Analyst - Manager Information Group
Arlington, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied via Campus recruitment. Interviewed on campus, didn't get an offer. Most of the questions were about teamwork and leadership

Interview Question – Who in your life do you want to model your career after?   Answer Question

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