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Cambridge Associates, LLC Interview Questions

Updated Apr 14, 2015
Updated Apr 14, 2015
157 Interview Reviews

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    Junior Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Arlington, VA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online for a junior associate position and was contacted within the week for a phone interview. It lasted for about 20 minutes, and they followed up requesting an in person interview. Have not yet completed the super day, but it will consist of a presentation on MIG along with three interviews with managing directors.

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    • Tell me the most important work related skill you acquired from your last internship?   Answer Question
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    Junior Research Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Fairfax, VA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    It was mostly a behavioral interview. i applied through the university's career site, so the interview took place on campus. the whole thing took about 30-45 mins. It was in person and with two interviewers. they took turns asking questions. they asked about work experience and how could my major translate into the work place. they said would contact me regardless if i got a second interview or not, but never did.

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    Investment Operations Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Singapore (Singapore)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview. However, the interview kept delay it over and again due to various reasons (i.e. urgent meeting, shorter week because of public holidays and etc.). However, she was fairly pleasant during the interview and did help clarify about thr job scope. Turned out it was very technical (emailing and etc.) while I was looking for a more analytical role so I declined to continue any further.

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    Intern Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Durham, NC) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Resume submission--on-campus interview, but I did not move to the next round. There were 2 interviewers and they were pretty nice and patient. They did not ask much related to finance but more behavioral questions.

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    Investment Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Arlington, VA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through my university's job board, selected for a campus interview. A week later I received an invitation for a super day. It consisted of 6 rounds, 2 of which were cases. Not very difficult. Really basic investing knowledge (risk, return, time horizons).

    Interview Questions

    • Case based on an endowment and strategically walking through how you would allocate these funds.   Answer Question
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    Investment Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Arlington, VA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I initially applied through On-Campus recruiting. I interviewed on-Campus and it was the basic resume based questions. Nothing to hard. Just study the website and you should be fine. I was told at the end of the interview that I would be moving on to the next round of interviews. After this, it was complete radio silence. I did not hear back from them until 3-4 weeks later until I reached out myself after getting another offer. The recruiter did not get back to me until about a week later in which I was then asked to come in to the office. The process of setting up the on-site interview was really disorganized. the worst experience I have had with any of the companies I have interviewed with. i had to set up my lodging and travel by myself while other companies took care of all that. Besides that, the onsite interviews were pretty smooth. It was a long interview consisting of 5 30 minute interviews, two which were case interviews. The interviews were again the basic resume questions and all the the interviewers asked the same questions. The cases weren't that hard, they basically wanted to see how you think. After the interviews, I went to lunch with two Associates. Over all the interview process wasn't that hard. Definitely, think about what you want to do in your career though. It doesn't seem like this position leads to any more opportunities in the the company. When talking to them, it seemed like most people left and were expected to leave to get an MBA.

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    • Why Cambridge Associates?
      Why did you pick your school?
      Why did you pick your major(s)?
       
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    Investment Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Dallas, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through campus recruiting, received an on-campus interview before being invited to a superday. Superday was composed of four separate interviews with other associates and directors, including a very basic case study. The entire process was much more focused on fit with the office and position rather than knowledge based criteria/.

    Interview Questions

    • Very fit-based questions, primarily focused on the Investment Associate position itself, which focuses on monitoring the performance of fund managers.   Answer Question
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    Junior Investment Operations Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Singapore (Singapore)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume at the career fair and then got a screen interview the next day. The first interview with HR was only 10-15 minutes. She was just asking about my past experience, expected salary and etc. Then I got into the next round and interviewed with two members of the Manager Information Group. They also gave me a presentation talking about their business and which role this group plays within the firm. The final round interview was more than 3 hours long. I first had an 1:1 interview with the new manager, then another interview with two team leaders and ended up doing a case study. The case study tested how you managed your time when doing a group project, how well you worked with a team member and how you communicated with the external parties. Please remember this position is a very repetitive role in the operations team so they are looking for people who tend to stick around and enjoy some predictability in the job. They asked a lot about how I saw this job would help me with my future career and where I saw myself in the next 5 years.

    Interview Questions

    • What would your responsibilities be as a Junior Investment Operations Associates? Which skills do you think an analyst would need to succeed in the role?   Answer Question
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    Investment Performance Associate Interview

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    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    After submitting cv in career fair, get contacted at night about the phone interview.
    Phone interview. simple cv questions, why C|A.
    First round. mins presentation about the company and the group applied for. Emphasis on company culture.
    1:2 interview. behaviour questions. why C|A, how to work with people who is difficult to work with.

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    Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Washington, DC) in November 2013.

    Interview

    It was weird. I had several interviews. The first was with a guy who was cool, but played tricks on me saying there were errors on my resume. There weren't. A woman who was kind of anti-social and rude. And then one guy who was super nice. It seemed like some sort of psychological test to see how you deal with rude interviewers and pressure.

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