Cambridge Associates, LLC
3.5 of 5 122 reviews
www.cambridgeassociates.com Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Cambridge Associates, LLC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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Consulting Associate Interview

Consulting Associate
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in September 2009.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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 Interview

Consulting
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in February 2007.

Interview Details – It was thorough and well structured. Very professional process.

Interview Question – How many baseball's can you fit on a 747?   View Answers (4)

Reason for Declining – It wasn't the type of job i was looking for.

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Investment Performance Junior Analyst Interview

Investment Performance Junior Analyst
Singapore (Singapore)

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

Interview Details – Submitted my resume via company website. HR was efficient and got back to me the next day and we scheduled a phone interview. The phone interview went smoothly and the nice HR lady ran through my resume as well as some questions that allowed her to know more about me.
Was then sent an email inviting me to come down for the first round interview. Started off with a presentation by the director of PRG that shared with us a broad overview of the company. It was followed by 3 rounds of interviews with the current staff as well as the HR.
I was then invited back for a second and final round of interviews the next day. (Yes the HR lady is efficient!) Was given a more detailed presentation by the same director before embarking on a case study. Case study was interesting and I think they were looking at possibly your thought process.
Once again, I got a response the next day and received an offer.

Interview Question – Questions were generally standard save for some gotcha questions.   Answer Question

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Consulting Associate Interview

Consulting Associate
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in December 2010.

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

Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable.

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Consulting Associate Interview

Consulting Associate

I applied online and interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

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

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Accepted Offer

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Hedge Fund Analyst Interview

Hedge Fund Analyst

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

Interview Details – I interviewed through a recruiter, but jobs are posted on the company website. In some cases, writing samples are requested before a candidate is invited in.

Interview Question – Interview is fairly straightforward. A case study is presented where a candidate must summarize a hedge fund managers performance over a period.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – salary was not negotiable

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Accepted Offer

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Junior Associate Interview

Junior Associate

I applied online and interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

Interview Details – Had a phone interview with HR. Nothing difficult, 30 minutes or so.

Had interviews at the office after the first round. Most questions were behavioral questions and were quite similar. Found myself repeating my answers with different interviewers but I'm guessing they were trying to ensure consistency in the answers they were getting. Had a presentation about the company for a clearer understanding of the role and how the department fits into the company. Also had a writing sample- again, nothing difficult.

Interview Question – Is there anything I should be concerned about if we hire you?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Consulting Associate Interview

Consulting Associate
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in October 2011.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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 Details – No negotiation.

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Junior Associate Interview

Junior Associate
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in July 2012.

Interview Details – First round - Phone interview

second round - open house and mini interviews

Final round - mini interviews, writing sample

Interview Question – Name 3 weaknesses   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Other candidates would really appreciate relevant details that affected your decision.

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in June 2012.

Interview Details – Started with 1:1 interview over the phone. Standard fit questions like why CA, strengths, weaknesses, she was clearly reading off a list of questions but she was friendly (hr person). Asked if I liked writing and if I was good at it.

Interview Question – What type of writing skills do you have?   Answer Question

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