Cambridge Associates, LLC
3.5 of 5 111 reviews
www.cambridgeassociates.com Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
Cambridge Associates, LLC – Boston – “A global leader of investment advisory services”

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3.5 111 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Cambridge Associates, LLC Chairman and CEO Sandra A. Urie

Sandra A. Urie

(83 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Firm with Strong Growth Opportunities

Associate Consultant (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

ProsMuch like any thing in life, you get out of it what you put into it. The firm values hard work, dedication, mission alignment, and intellectual curiosity. I found myself intellectually stimulated and was always encouraged to take on additional projects that were of interest or fit within my skill set. The experience I gained through both my normal position and the additional projects on which I worked gave me a rich story pool for business school essays.


The real reason you should consider Cambridge is for the people. Yes, the work can be hard. Yes, some parts of it can feel repetitive depending on your position in the organization. However, you will have the ability to work with, and more importantly learn from, exceptionally smart and talented people who take a personal interest in your success. The relationships I left with were truly invaluable, and I’m amazed at how much I grew, both personally and professionally, because of the mentorship I received while employed in the Dallas office.

ConsThe organization is relatively flat, so if you need a title the transition may be difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire a dedicated CTO; that will fix many of the IT problems (planning, integration, incorporating strategic goals and technological capabilities, etc.). Don’t forget to nurture the culture. The culture (and tie in with our members) was one of my favorite things about working at Cambridge, and it transitioned/developed a distinct finance flare.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year

ProsNice team, and working environment

ConsNot so latest technology due to the financial platform, they are not a big fan of what is the latest technology.

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Fantastic experience at the firm.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year

ProsSenior staff invests in professional development of junior employees; great culture

ConsCan't think of any--this is a phenomenal place to build a career.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Get off the sinking ship

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I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCambridge is a growing company. Cambridge has a unique culture like no other, they are client focused, and hard work oriented. In the financial world Cambridge is on top.

Cons(IT) Management needs to get in touch with their employees; communication is seriously lacking always leaving employees wanting more or further discouraged, everyone is afraid of loosing their jobs, this has created an "on edge" work environment. Leaders lack accountability. Testing is not complete prior to huge projects mostly just thought up and implemented. The network crashes on a monthly basis, with no resolve and sugar covered explanations.

Advice to Senior ManagementStabilize the network before implementing new procedures

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A challenging and enriching career starter with a focus on people development and quality output.

Senior Research Associate (Former Employee)
Arlington, VA

I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year

ProsCollegial environment, cross-collaboration with groups/departments, human capital and people focused, open-door policy management style, pairing interests and talents with projects, feedback focused and driven by constructive criticism

ConsConservative compensation, strict recruiting specifications

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not give up on the model of tapping talent for projects for the right employee it can be very empowering. Do continue to gather feedback on interests and have employees drive career path, but acknowledge when some individuals need the request or extra push.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company with opportunities to grow

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWell managed. Good work-life balance. Opportunities to work with talented colleagues.

ConsHard to jump to another group within the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic Company

Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI'm very curious to see where this company is in 3-4 years. They are doing a lot of internal software development and are expanding their OCIO segment. Great company that listens to employees and helps them get to where they want to go from a career standpoint. Entry-level pay is not competitive but it definitely gets better as you are increasingly able to add more value to the business. Great boss, great colleagues, and great location. It truly is a very team-oriented environment.

ConsI can see other folks in different positions within the company having some issues, but as it pertains to my job I really have a hard time coming up with cons.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey know what they are doing and my advice is probably not super beneficial.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Manager, Performance Reporting (Former Employee)
Arlington, VA

I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsImmediate client facing role, access to unlimited learning tools, consultant interaction.

ConsWork can be repetitive, but probably no more so that most jobs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Firm

Summer Consulting Associate (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC as an intern for less than a year

ProsI had a great experience with Cambridge Associates. The firm has a very collaborative and collegiate culture. They train you extensively at the beginning. CA takes a lot of pride in the work it does for non-profit institutions, rightfully so.

ConsI had a very positive experience as a Summer Analyst and during the 10 week internship did not encounter any 'cons'.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great working environment, Great people

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year

ProsMost people are willing to cooperate, resonable and smart. Great work/life balance. Open minded leaders with long-term perspective in enterprise development.
The company also provides great career path for the internal employees, and many people work for the company more than 10 years, even 20 years.

ConsI could not tell much about the cons, since I like this company. If I have to something, I will say that the work pace could be a little faster. Be more responsive to the market change and be more client-oriented.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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