Cambridge Associates, LLC Interview Questions

Updated Jul 4, 2015
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    Investment Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    Multiple half hour interviews - four if I remember correctly. The first and last being simple behavioral questions with the middle two being case studies. The first was very simple and the second was a little more complex.

    Interview Questions

    • The usual behavioral questions such as resume walk through, workplace difficulty, weakness, hard decision, etc. The case was about choosing a managing directors portfolio outlook for a client and weighing the pros and cons.   Answer Question
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    Advisory Services Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Arlington, VA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    There were 3 rounds to the interview process. The phone screening was with a recruiter in the Boston office - very standard behavioral questions. Definitely tailor your answers to the position you're looking to get, don't be too general but also too specific. The next round I met separately with a bunch of people who would be my potential colleagues, and my potential boss. Again, lots of behavioral questions, "why finance" questions, and situational since my background isn't financial. Keep your answers the same, consistency and good communication is key. I also did a case study that related to the position. Nothing terribly hard, and they didn't expect me to do amazing on the math part because I was up front that I didn't have a background in finance, no biggie. Last round was with more potential colleagues, potential boss again, and then the head of ASG. More behavioral questions and situational as well. I had my interview on a Monday morning and they called that evening with an offer!

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do when you have multiple deadlines to work under? How do you prioritize?   Answer Question
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    Senior Investment Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    - ages to get HR to get to my CV: take heart: they do get back to you! - HR phone interview: on fit, why CA - deputy team leader and HR interview on big picture investment questions and key parameters of a client's needs - case study: advise a client on how and why to diversify - interviews with 3 other members of the team: why CA, long term plan Nice people, great infrastructure in terms of teams to work with for different assignments.

    Interview Questions

    • - go through background - why CA - links to the team interviewing for   Answer Question
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    Junior Investment Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Singapore (Singapore)).

    Interview

    It was pretty straightforward. The phone screening was just to clarify your resume and details.They asked what you know of the role, why are you interested in joining CA whether you will be able to commit to the company in the long term. They were mostly interested in whether you will stay around in the long term.

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    Junior Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview

    Upon arriving to Super Day, the interviewees were briefed on Cambridge's structure and computer programs (about 45 mins). Then, we were separated into rooms and had 4 interviews back to back, followed by lunch. It was exhausting.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a challenge you have faced at work and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Washington, DC) in January 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was done in about two weeks, which was great. Everyone I met was professional, friendly, and enthusiastic. I had several interviews, which were not easy, but I found the questions to be reasonable and relevant. Definitely sold me on the company and the position. I have learned so much in my first few weeks in the role, I am happy I decided on Cambridge.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do differently if you went back to school?   Answer Question
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    Junior Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through campus recruiting. Had an on campus interview, 1 on 1 with an alumni who currently works at Cambridge. Basic interview questions involving strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Make sure you know what the job you are applying for entails because they will ask about it. Asked back to go to a "super day." Excited for this opportunity!

    Interview Questions

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview

    extensive process for the position, interviewed with 20 people over 3 separate days, one on one with managers and group interviews with peers. very behavioral and they want to make sure you dont leave the firm within a year. the overall experience was okay.

    Interview Questions

    • normal questions, why cambridge, strengths and weaknesses   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

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    Junior Investment Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Arlington, VA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Campus recruitment --> Phone screening --> On-site Interview "Super Day" --> Offer The on-site interview is basically just 3 back-to-back behavioral interviews, 1 case interview, and 1 lunch (basically another interview). It was a stressful 3 hours, but very rewarding as well. If you prepared for this interview very well, then I would say you are probably ready for many other interviews as well.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you made a mistake, and what did you do to make it better?   Answer Question
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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in April 2010.

    Interview

    NA - I was hired as a temp. I do not feel that these questions pertain to me as I worked here for a while as a temp and they decided to hire me on as a full time employee

    Negotiation

    Typical

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